General informations:
Until 1992, Sociology courses were offered on the Miskolc campus by a department, but a separate Department of Sociology was established in 1992 at the University of Miskolc. Since 1 July 2007 it has been called The Institute of Sociology.

The Department’s 9 full-time staff are dedicated to bringing the methods of sociological enquiry to bear on such topics as the social situation of ethnic minorities, social stratification, social mobility and poverty in Borsod Abaúj Zemplén county as well as on social and regional development. Areas of emphasis include sociology of the family, sociology of culture and religion, economic sociology and organizations, migration and development, social inequality, social demography, social values and different life-styles.

The Institute offers BA and MA courses as follows (for full-time and part-time students):

  • BA in Political Science
  • BA in Sociology
  • BA in Social Work
  • MA in Political Science
  • MA in Sociology
  • MA in Central European Studies

In addition, we have postgraduate courses as follows::
  • Knowledge of Roma society
  • Social Management
  • Minority and equality consultancy
  • Consultancy in intercultural education

Description: This is a new English language MA program started by University of Miskolc from Academic Year 2015/2016. We welcome all students from every country who are interested in the nations of Central European countries, political, social or cultural history of the region, studying in a Central European university, studying in English language. The Central European Studies is a master degree (MA) program including history, cultural anthropology, sociology, political science and linguistics.
Programme name: Central European Studies
Type: MA
Duration: 4 semesters
Keywords: history, cultural anthropology, sociology, political science, linguistics

Thesis attachments

Thesis list is available here!

2019.04. 09.

Final Exam Information, 2019. Spring

May 24.10 hrs

Committee Chairman: Csaba Fazekas, Ph.D.
Committee member: Kinga Szabó-Tóth, Ph.D., László Gyapai Ph.D.

International Connections:
The Institute has Erasmus connections with other Universities as follows:
Sakarya University, Turkey
University of Oradea, Romania
University of Łodz, Poland
University of Porto, Portugal
University of Tampere, Finland
University of Trieste, Italy
Katholieke Hogeschool, Kortrijk, Belgium
Tomas Bata University in Zlín
Universytet Rzeszowski, Poland
Evangelische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Germany

The teachers at the Institute also have personal international connections as follows:

György Gyukits:

  • APRAE, France
  • FICO, Romania

Dr. Kinga Szabó-Tóth:

  • Sakarya University Esentepe Kampusu, Faculty of Arts and Sciences – Department of Sociology, Turkey
  • CCSR, University of Manchester, GB

Dr. Péter Szepessy:

  • University of Oradea, Romania

Dr. Anna Urbán

  • Bradford, College, Bradford, Great Britain
  • Katholieke Hogeschool, Kortrijk, Belgium
  • University of Porto, Portugal
  • University of Trieste, Italy
  • Universität Flensburg, Germany
  • Rezeknes Augstskola, Latvia
  • University of Tampere, Finland
  • Dr. Colin Swatridge:

    • Petru Maior University, Târgu Mureş, Romania
    • Krosno State College, Poland

    Fields of scientific research:

    • Social theory
    • Sociology of minorites
    • Social psychology
    • Marginalisation
    • Deviancy
    • Social stratification, social mobility
    • Civil society
    • Social and regional developments
    • Social values and diverse life-style
    • Intercultural communication
    • Organizational sociologi and communication


    • Prof Dr. György Csepeli professor
    • Dr. Zoltán Farkas, associate professor
    • György Gyukits, senior lecturer
    • Dr. Virág Havasi, associate professor
    • Dr. Judit Kozma, associate professor
    • Helga Mihályi, senior lecturer
    • Dr. Andrea Osváth, senior lecturer
    • Dr. Attila Z. Papp, associate professor
    • Dr. Colin Swatridge, visiting senior lecturer
    • Dr. Kinga Szabó-Tóth associate professor
    • Dr. Péter Donát Szepessy, senior lecturer
    • Dr. Anna Urbán associate professor

    English-Language Courses offered by the Institute:

    • Intercultural Communication Studies (course director: Anna Urbán, Phd)
    • Communication Theory and Practice - Verbal and Non-Verban Communication (course director: Anna Urbán, Phd)
    • Culture and Economy (course director: Virág Havasi, Phd)
    • The Art of Argument (course director: Colin Swatridge, Phd)
    • Social Issues in Britain (course director: Colin Swatridge, PhD)
    • Social Problems on Films (course director: Virág Havasi, Phd)
    • Gypsies in Europe and Hungary(course director: Virág Havasi, Phd)
    • History of Hungarian Society (course director: Anna Urbán, Phd)
    • Culture and Communication (course director: Anna Urbán, Phd)
    • Sociology of Families (course director: Kinga Szabó-Tóth, Phd)

    English-Language Courses offered by the Institute:

    Erasmus Courses for 2013/14. 1. semester:

    Syllabus and Timetable

    Erasmus Courses for 2014/15. 1. semester:

    Syllabus and Timetable