‘Ethnology' is a university degree course. It has successfully passed the accreditation procedure and obtained a maximum score in the scientific field of ‘Sociology, Anthropology and Cultural Studies.'
The courses taught within the degree rely on the classical concept for the study of man and human communities as a cognitive core of ethnology. The programme incorporates the current trends in ethnological knowledge related to the exploration and explanation of cultural interactions, as well as the dynamics of the relationship between the individual, the community and the environment. The teaching process also relies on the competences of other disciplines such as philosophy, philology, sociology, ethnography, folklore, psychology. The programme offers an integrated training that combines theoretical knowledge with the knowledge and skills for its implementation in practice. It is in line with the European standards for higher education in ethnology and anthropology and provides students with the opportunity to participate in exchange programmes at other European universities.
Graduates receive an additional qualification, respectively based on a selected module: Communities and Identities, Culture – An ‘Expert in culture, religion and work with ethnic groups'; Man and Society – A ‘Teacher on subjects related to philosophy'; and Heritage and Museums – an ‘Expert in museums and other cultural institutions'. Those who have been awarded a bachelor's degree have the right to continue their education in graduate programmes – additional two semesters for specialists and four semesters for non-specialists.
Ethnologists can work in the fields of education and culture (municipal administrations, museums, community centres, and the mass media); in public, private and non-governmental structures; in research and applied projects.