Academic Offer

Research Master's Programs - Sociology 2019-2021


Modality: face-to-face


The research master's degree in Sociology aims to train researchers in the analysis of social processes and practices. The program devotes special attention to the theoretical-methodological training, in order that the students acquire analysis tools and critical skills to understand a wide range of problems that cross the Ecuadorian and Latin American reality. As a transversal axis of study, this master's degree is particularly concerned with the processes of social inequality that are manifested in the interaction between globalization and local realities, between economy and society, and in the development of historical, political and social conflicts.

Who is it for?

The master's degree is aimed at professionals from the Social Sciences or similar who wish to enhance their theoretical-methodological capabilities for social research oriented to the production of knowledge about processes, institutions and social practices in Ecuador and Latin America.

Occupational field

The acquired training will allow a successful labor and academic insertion, as researchers, teachers and professionals capable of formulating and carrying out scientific research projects and professional activities in the fields of Sociology. They will be able to teach in Sociology and Social Sciences at the university level and for admission to doctoral programs.

Curriculum structure

In order to get a Master’s degree, students must complete 64 credits in total, divided in:

  • 12 courses of four credits each with a total of 48 credits
  • A research workshop of twelve credits
  • 4 credits for the production and presentation of the master's thesis.
Class schedule
From Monday to Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Some courses will be held Monday through Friday from 07:00 to 09:00.



Formación general Teoría social clásica
Problemas en la formación de Estado Nacional en América Latina
Teoría sociológica contemporánea
Estudios críticos de clase, raza y género

Especialización Sociología política
Economía y sociedad
Sociología histórica y comparativa
Globalización y desigualdad social

Área metodológica
Métodos de análisis cualitativo
Métodos de análisis histórico y documental
Métodos cuantitativos

Talleres de tesis Taller de Tesis I, II y III

Espacio y territorio, sociedad y poder
Optativas del programa** Teoría clásica
Género, sexualidad y migraciones internacionales
Precariedad y política en las desigualdades contermporáneas
Sociedad civil y democracia participativa
Refugio, desplazamiento y derechos humanos
* Certain matters might be subject to changes.

** The students in addition can choose for the set of courses that offer FLACSO's different educational programs.

Lines of investigation

  • Globalization, migrations and inequalities
  • Historical and political sociology
  • Gender, development and citizenship

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent certification by a duly certified higher education institution.
  • Ability to read and understand texts in English.
  • Have the means to finance the studies and study them with due dedication.
  • Completion of an academic aptitude exam.
  • Comply with all the specific requirements of the teaching program to which you apply and those indicated in the 'Application process' section of the online application form. 

Entry Process

All applicants will enter a selection process. Through the website:, applicants must complete the application online, attach all required documentation and send it to FLACSO Ecuador. Selected applicants will be interviewed by FLACSO professors.

Stipend scholarships and financial assistance

FLACSO Ecuador has a scholarship and financial assistance policy for students admitted into its Master's programs. The policy is shaped by criteria of academic performance and by the socio-economic situation of the applicants.


  • Application Deadline: until May 31, 2019
  • Entrance exam: June 15 (saturday)
  • Interviews to preselected: from June 24 to July 5
  • Admission information: July 18
  • Admission decisions: August 15
  • Registration period: from September 19 to October 3
  • Extraordinary registrations: October 4 to 18
  • First day of classes: October 21, 2019