Society, Communication and Media (SCM)

Society, Communication and Media (SCM)

Two-year English-language Master’s programme Society, Communication and Media (SCM) is designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field including its theory and research methods. The curriculum offers foreign and Czech students up-to-date and relevant expertise in a prospective and rapidly evolving field of mass media and sociology. It is taught by members of the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS FSV UK) and The Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ FSV UK).

The programme focuses on the study of society and its representation in the sphere of the media. It develops the methodological and analytical skills of students in a wide range of modern applications in sociology and media studies. The curriculum is oriented on sociological and media theory and at the same time on knowledge and skills in the field of empirical research methodology. Besides introducing general theoretical questions of the field and methodology of sociological research, the study will provide a deeper insight into the basic analytical methods of quantitative and qualitative research.

Detailed information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

Academic Supervisor:  Prof. PhDr. Hynek Jeřábek, CSc. (

Programme Coordinator: Mgr. Martin Tremčinský (

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Students will gain knowledge of current media and sociological theories and methods applicable for empirical research in sociology and media studies. They will be able to prepare, lead and implement sociological or media research. The unique combination of sociology and media studies creates ideal prerequisites for successful career development in the field of research, the media sphere and many practical management professions.

The graduates have knowledge of current media and sociological theories as well as qualitative and quantitative methods applicable for empirical research in sociology and media studies. They are also able to prepare, lead and implement sociological or media research. The programme prepares them for a wide range of professions in an agency or an applied research environment whether it be in the non-profit, for profit or public sector. They can take on different positions ranging from mass media analysts or public relations representatives. Graduates are also prepared to further pursue studies in sociology or media studies in the Czech Republic or abroad.


Study prerequisites

The SCM programme is open to students who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related programme study.


Graduation requirements

To complete the programme the students must collect 120 ETC credits, defend their Master’s Thesis and pass the final state examination.


Course structure and study requirements

Total Credits: 120 ECTS

Compulsory Courses: 70 ECTS

Elective Courses: minimum 38 ECTS

Optional Courses: 12 ECTS

Defense of Master's Thesis

Final State Examination


Tuition fees

  • 6 000 EUR per year

Please note that these fees cover only the cost of instruction and examinations, and that students are responsible for paying their own living expenses (food, lodging, etc.).


Reducing or Waiving the Fee

The Faculty of Social Sciences wants to support the future students and their studies. Therefore we offer a set of scholarships and fee reductions!

Conditions for reducing or waiving the fee for study in a foreign language at FSV UK can be found here.