Marrying two disciplines, we embrace a diversity of perspectives and foster a critical understanding of the social world in the face of change and crisis. Bringing together students and professors from across the world, we offer a global curriculum, paired with rigorous training in diverse social science methodologies, including ethnography, interviews, discourse analysis, survey research, network analysis, quantitative and historical methods. Students gain hands-on experience in and outside of the classroom, from an extensive research period with opportunities to go into the field through the annual graduate conference to multimedia projects. 

Programs offered

• Master of Arts in Sociology and Social Anthropology / 1 year
• MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology with optional specialization in Global and Urban Studies / 2 years
• PhD in Sociology and Social Anthropology 

What you will study 

  • Globalization 
  • Development
  • Migration  
  • Culture  
  • Religion  
  • Knowledge production 
  • Social networks  
  • Gender, class, race and power dynamics  
  • Urban studies 

Why CEU?

• Students and faculty from 115 countries
• Alumni on 6 continents in top positions
• Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary
• 8:1 student/faculty ratio
• Based in Budapest and Vienna


In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why we offer generous and accessible scholarships, available to students from any country.

In 2017-2018, 82% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing. 

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