Please note that from September 2020, this program's teaching for incoming and continuing students will take place at our Vienna campus.
The name of the program has been changed in July 2020. The old name, Master of Arts in Sociology and Social Anthropology, with an optional specialization in Global and Urban Studies would continue to apply to those enrolled before fall 2020.
The Two-Year MA Program requires that students take a total of 60 US credits / 120 ECTS (40 US credits / 80 ECTS through coursework). A minimum of 30 US credits / 60 ECTS need to be obtained in the first year (all through coursework). In the second year, 30 US credits / 60 ECTS will be obtained (12 US credits / 24 ECTS through coursework, 2 US credits / 4 ECTS for the thesis writing workshop, and 16 US credits / 32 ECTS for research and thesis writing).
For those without specialization 20 US credits / 40 ECTS come from mandatory courses and 20 US credits / 40 ECTS from elective courses.
For those specializing in Global and Urban Studies 32 US credits / 64 ECTS come from mandatory courses and 8 US credits / 16 ECTS from elective courses and at least six of the ten elective credits have to be chosen from the Urban and Global Studies Electives Cluster of courses, offered in both Fall and Winter.
Sample Courses for the Master’s Programs
Key Issues in Sociological and Anthropological Theory; Colonialism and Post-colonialism; Social Memory; Urban Change and the Right to the City; Cultures of Capitalism: An Anthropological Reading of Post-Socialist Economic Transformation; Debates on Globalization and Development; Introduction to Research Methods—Quantitative and Qualitative (mandatory course); Ethnographic Methods; Ethnicity and the State; State Theory and Research; Logic of Social Inquiry (mandatory course)