Faculty of Social
and Economic Sciences
Comenius University Bratislava

Social anthropology

General information about the study program

study program: Social anthropology
field of study: Sociology and social anthropology
form of study: internal
standard length of study: 3 years
study language: Slovak and English

Application requirements

Applicants for admission to the 1st degree study program must have completed secondary education and prove the prerequisites for successful completion of studies at FSEV UK (language prerequisites - English language level B2 or B1, study prerequisites).

Prerequisites and co-requisites . The applicant must also have the personal prerequisites for study, empathy, interest in working with people and self-development. The study requires the ability of individual work with professional and scientific resources, the ability to prepare for seminars and exercises, to process assigned topics from the studied subjects. Applicants are required to take an active approach to the study.

Applicants will not be subject to any discriminatory criteria based on age, gender, political or religious beliefs.

The Faculty will provide co-operation in the administration and acquisition of the status of a student with special needs, through a contact person at the Study Department and a coordinator for work with students with special needs at Comenius University in Bratislava.

The faculty will provide co-operation in the use of tools necessary for the study of students with special needs (instrumentation, readers, translation of study materials into Braille, etc.).

Graduate's profile

Social anthropology includes knowledge of human society, communities and culture in their various manifestations, their functioning, evolution and interactions gained through long-term ethnographic field research.

In terms of knowledge, the aim of education is for students to acquire cross-sectional knowledge of social anthropology, especially with a focus on application at the level

corresponding to the current state of knowledge, and at the same time they have acquired extensive knowledge and

understanding of a specialized field (politico-economic or cognitive-evolutionary anthropology), including knowledge of practical contexts and relationships to related disciplines such as ethnology, sociology and history.

In the case of skills, the aim of the education is that the student can actively acquire new information in the field of social anthropology, be able to use them especially in applied practice, and to be able to creatively solve the practical tasks of application practice research using the most current procedures and methods adequacy can be assessed.

In the area of ‚Äč‚Äčcompetencies, the aim of education is to achieve that students are able to solve especially professional practical tasks, coordinate partial activities and take responsibility for the team's results. They should also be able to identify and evaluate the ethical, social and other contexts of the problems addressed.

In terms of knowledge content, the aim of education is to acquire knowledge about social microstructures and macrostructures, social processes and the history of anthropological thinking, ie especially about classical and contemporary anthropological theories. In terms of skills content, the aim is to master the methods and techniques of anthropological field research and the ability to prepare and implement long-term field research in a particular social location.

The aim of the education is that the graduate of social anthropology has special expertise in some of the current scientific directions of social anthropology (political-economic anthropology or cognitive-evolutionary anthropology), be able to apply them in the analysis and explanation of specific social and cultural phenomena and be able to prepare and implement long-term field research: to select and organize its members individually or as a team, to provide resources and specific social, scientific or practical outputs. The aim of education is that the graduate is able to work in the field of science and basic research in the field of sociology, antisocial anthropology, or in the areas of applied and departmental research (social policy, human resources development, etc.), state and public administration, business sector, in the non-profit sector, in marketing, in the mass media.


Graduates' employability:

Specialists in the social sciences of areligionistics

Sociologists, anthropologists, geographers and similar specialists


Management and administration specialists

Analysts in the field of management and work organization

Process optimization specialist

Quality management specialist

Project Specialist (Project Manager)

Strategy and development specialists

Regional Development and Rural Development Specialist

Specialist in the field of socio-economic development

Specialists in the field of education and human resources development

Specialist in the field of education and human resources development

Field social and health workers

Community worker