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Research Master's Programs - Sociology 2020

Detalle camapaña 2020


Type of training:
Academic Master with research background

Face-to-face modality:
First year of subjects, second year preparation and presentation of thesis


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

To obtain the master's degree, students must study and pass ten subjects and three workshops for the preparation and presentation of 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 del Estado Nacional en América Latina
Teoría sociológica contemporánea

(se escogerán 3 cursos)
Sociología política
Economía y sociedad
Sociología histórica y comparativa
Globalización y desigualdades sociales

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

Talleres de tesis Taller de tesis I, II y III

Optativas del programa**
Teoría crítica
Precariedad y política en las desigualdades contemporáneas
Sociedad civil y democracia participativa
Estudios críticos de clase, raza y género
Sociología de la violencia
Sociología de la educación
* 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 and international migrations
  • Transactions, economy and common life
  • Political and historical sociology

    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.

    Scholarships and discounts

    FLACSO Ecuador has a stipend scholarship and financial assistance policy for students admitted to their teaching programs. The policy is governed by socioeconomic criteria and academic excellence. We have affirmative action policies for applicants belonging to historically excluded groups.


    • Presentation of admission application: until June 26, 2020
    • Academic aptitude test: July 3
    • Interviews with pre-selected: from July 8 to 21
    • Selection information: until August 20
    • Confirmation of acceptance: until September 3
    • Registrations: September 21 to October 2
    • Extraordinary registrations: October 5 to 16
    • Classes start: October 19, 2020


    Registration fee: $ 500
    Annual tuition fee: $ 3750
    Scholarships, tuition discounts and deferred payment up to 30 installments without interest.

    Payment methods

    Cash payments
    Students who pay tuition in cash have a discount of 10% (only in case of pay in cash or in check, with credit card discount does not exist).

    Payment terms
    Students can pay tuition up to 30 monthly installments without interest.

    Student Loans

    Credit Cards
    Students can pay tuition with credit cards, three months interest free or twelve months with interests.


    Teacher: Carmen Gómez -
    Assistant: Mónica Astudillo -