Academic Offer

Research Master's Programs - Political 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


Train researchers and professionals who have adequate theoretical and methodological instruments to understand the political processes of Ecuador and Latin America from an interdisciplinary, historical and comparative perspective. The program encourages the rigorous study of the relationships between social structures, political institutions, economic regimes and socio-political movements. Thus, it analytically and critically accompanies state construction, democratic dynamics and disputes around social inequalities in the region.

Who is it for?

To professionals of Social Sciences, Communication, Law, Humanities and related areas, with a profile oriented to teaching, research and political analysis. We are looking for students who wish to consolidate their theoretical, analytical and methodological skills to understand Latin American sociopolitical processes. Through scholarships, we encourage the application of international students, as well as from different provinces of Ecuador, who want to be linked to academic and professional networks specialized in the field of Political Sociology.

Occupational field

The training acquired lays the foundation for an academic career (teaching and research) and for professional performance as analysts of social and political processes in Ecuador and Latin America. Graduates may continue their professional life in academic institutions, social organizations, political institutions or in the public administration. They will also be eligible 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
Monday to Friday from 07h00 to 09h00. Some courses can be taught from Monday to Thursday from 17h00 to 20h00.



Formación general
Teoría social contemporánea
Sociología política de las desigualdades
Estado, sociedad y política

Área metodológica Métodos de Sociología política 1
Métodos de Sociología política 2
Talleres de tesis I, II y III

Área de especialización
Acción colectiva y movimientos sociales
Construcción estatal en América Latina
Regímenes de acumulación y ciudadanía

Optativas del programa** Teoría política
Sociología histórica y comparada
Sociología de las prácticas políticas
Procesos democráticos en América Latina
Debates contemporáneos en Sociología Política
Lógicas del conocimiento en Ciencias Sociales

* 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

  • State configurations and power dynamics
  • Social inequalities, citizenship and political structures
  • Collective action, political conflict and democratic processes

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.


Profesora: Sofía Argüello -
Asistente: María Belén Aguilar -