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As a department, what sets Sociology apart?

High level of faculty involvement and concern for our students. From the educational and research activities to the informal departmental workshops and "socials"; we are interested in and involved with one another and with the wider AUCA community. Your graduate education is much more than the sum total of the theories and statistics learned in the classroom from professionals in their fields - it is the day-to-day experiences in learning and working with experts concerned with our society and its future.


What is a Master’s Thesis?

Each MA student must complete a dissertation/thesis on a topic of their choice. The MA thesis in Sociology is a substantial academic paper written by a graduate student majoring in the discipline, based on an original sociological research project undertaken by the student. The MA thesis in Sociology provides graduate students an opportunity to study a sociological problem independently and in-depth while engaging in a seminar where they present and peer review work. It is students’ own responsibility to ensure that the submitted manuscripts adhere to the standards of the modern English language and to the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) Style Guide.

Listed below are some of the best examples of Master’s theses at the Sociology Department.




Title of thesis


Aikerim Nazaralieva

Understanding of political activity among youth in Bishkek


Bolotbek kyzy Gulzada

Linguistic analysis of discourses on female politicians in Kyrgyz media


Aikanysh Imanova

Social stereotypes about graduates of orphanages in Bishkek


Zhamal Umankulova

Differences in preferences of leisure places among youth of Bishkek


Diana Ukhina

Bishkek Contemporary Art from 2009 to 2018: Understanding and Practices


Zarina Beishenbaeva

Work-family linkages among Kyrgyz self-employed women


Yulia Dorofeeva

Living in Debt: Consumer Crediting as social relations in Kyrgyzstan in the period of the Neoliberal Capitalism


Nurzada Kupueva

Urban Space and Social Urban Contest


Meerim Egemberdieva

Human Capital of Social Entrepreneurs among youth in Kyrgyzstan

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