M2 Contemporary Sociology

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  • Places available
    20
  • Language(s) of instruction
    Anglais
    French
Présentation
Objectives

The pedagogical objectives of the programme are:
- learning the concepts and the main paradigms of sociology,
- introducing students to the diversity of investigation methods (quality and quantity), from basics to the most advanced techniques,
- developing a critical and analytical mind,
- practicing disciplinary, cultural, linguistic and international openness.

Contemporary Sociology is a broad high-level programme that also delves into specialty areas. For example: work, employment, training, corporate and business relations; public action – from local to supranational scales; production and mobilisation of the law; sciences and techniques; data sciences.

Location
GIF SUR YVETTE
PARIS 06
Course Prerequisites

A background in social sciences (sociology, anthropology, political sciences, history, economics, management, mathematics and informatics applied to social sciences, geography, language sciences, etc.). Students from other disciplines who show a proven motivation for this discipline and a specific study plan may be accepted.

Skills
  • Put into practice the fundamental concepts and paradigms of sociology.

  • Use a variety of investigative methods, qualitative and quantitative, from basic to more advanced techniques, individually and as part of a team.

  • Write and present procedures and results, in various formats (briefs, reports, summary notes, films, slide shows, posters, etc.) for the purpose of disseminating the acquired knowledge and skills.

  • Develop a critical and reflective posture in response to a problem, object or context.

  • Practice disciplinary, cultural, linguistic and international open-mindedness.

  • Initiate innovative collaborative projects in various contexts (research, publication, event, etc.).

Post-graduate profile

The sociology discipline aims to train advanced specialists in this field of study.

Career prospects

The "Contemporary Sociology" study path puts a strong emphasis on research, primarily leading students to doctoral studies in sociology.

Trained in the theoretical and methodological developments of sociology, graduates will be able to put their knowledge to use in various demanding and stimulating professional contexts, primarily in research and tertiary-level teaching in the field of social sciences, and as experts in public and private organisations.

Collaboration(s)
Laboratories

Institutions et Dynamiques Historiques de l'Economie et de la société
Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique.

Programme
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Séminaire de recherche 2
Séminaire de méthodologie approfondie (mémoire) 10
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Séminaire de sociologie 3 4
Séminaire de sociologie 2 4 26
Séminaire de sociologie 1 4 26
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Séminaire de sociologie ou ouverture disciplinaire 3
Séminaire de sociologie ou ouverture disciplinaire 3
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Séminaire thématique 2 3
Séminaire thématique 1 3
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Séminaire de sociologie 3 3
Séminaire de sociologie 2 3
Séminaire de sociologie 1 3
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Méthodologie approfondie (mémoire) 15
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 29/03/2021 to 03/05/2021
From 01/06/2021 to 12/07/2021
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

  • Motivation letter.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

  • Research project.

    (Le candidat ou la candidate présentera le projet de recherche auquel il ou elle souhaiterait consacrer son mémoire de recherche.)
Additional supporting documents
Contact(s)
Course manager(s)
Élodie Béthoux - bethoux@ens-paris-saclay.fr
Administrative office
Admission