Master’s program in Sociology

Master’s Program in Sociology
National Technical University of Ukraine
“Igor Sikorsky Polytechnic Institute”

“It is difficult to climb very high mountain, but when you raised an outside force in height, it is easy to pass itself even higher. This should be a testament of the Institute to their students”.
                                                                        The first rector of KPI V. L. Kirpichev

“A magician is not a person who knows magic spells, but a person who dreams and acts on the basis of the knowledge he has in order to realize his dream.” 

Like in the most of the world’s leading research and technology universities, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or the twin of KPI Igor Sikorsky – Warsaw Polytechnic University – National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Sikorsky Polytechnic Institute”, which was ranked first in the TOP-200 of Ukraine in 2017, is the Department of Social Sciences.

The Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Sociology and Law is a graduate in the training and retraining of masters in the specialty 054 “Sociology”.


Qualification: Researcher, Lecturer of Sociology.
Educational Program: «Conflict Resolution and Mediation».
Form of study: full-time and part-time.

Conflict management in any society is always a topical area of professional activity. The maximum demand for specialists of this specialization exists in our country today, due to the presence of armed confrontation in the east of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.

The Master Program “Conflict Resolution and Mediation” was launched in higher education institutions of Ukraine with the aim of training specialists who could formulate comprehensive strategies and tactics for conflict resolution in 2017 at the initiative of the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine. National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Polytechnic Institute” with consistently high rankings among Ukrainian higher education institutions responded the first to this initiative and received support from the Embassies of the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

For the first time in Ukraine, a comprehensive program of training experts in social conflict resolution has been created, based on the latest research in sociology, public administration science, psychology, pedagogy and public law.

The program “Conflict Resolution and Mediation” is implemented in National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Polytechnic Institute” on the basis of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Sociology and Law. Lectures of the program constantly cooperate with public organizations and experts in the field of conflict resolution (both: local and international). Training materials are being developed using the latest achievements of the world’s leading peacekeeping organizations.

The Master’s program includes the following professional “cards”:

  • specialized (“Conflict resolution, mediation and peacebuilding”, “Strategic planning in conflict resolution and peacebuilding”, “National reconciliation”, “Modeling and forecasting of social conflicts”, “Theory and practice of negotiation”, “Fundamentals of restorative justice” and “Regional” conflicts “,” International humanitarian law “)
  • technological and applied (“Protection of intellectual property”, “Design of sociological research”, “Quantitative methods of analysis of sociological processes”, “The newest qualitative methods of data analysis in sociology”, “Public relations and crisis communications”, “Fundamentals of scientific research”)
  • international (“Cross-national Studies in Sociology”, “Sociological Theories of Social Change, Transformation and Modernization”, “Sociological Studies of Migration and Internal Resettlement”)
  • practices (teaching, research, internships in leading public and private sector institutions, including TNS-Ukraine, 112 Channel, UN Office in Ukraine)

The Department of Sociology, Igor Sikorsky KPI, pursues an active policy of attracting leading Ukrainian and international scientists to give lectures to students studying in the Master’s program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. Guest speakers of the Department of Sociology regularly are E. Golovakha, S. Makeev, N. Kostenko, O. Zlobina (Institute of Sociology, NASU); G. Derlugyan (New York University – Abu-Dhabi), K. Harris (University of California, Los Angeles), A. Bozoki (CEU), P. Tamash (Corvinus University, Budapest), I. Krastev (Institute of Humanities Science, Vienna), K. Weston (President of Weston Consulting, Warsaw), representatives of the British Embassies, the Swiss Confederation, the US State Department, and many other well-known intellectuals, diplomats, government and public figures.


Graduates of the Master’s Degree Program in Conflict Management and Mediation have unlimited employment opportunities, including in government agencies, military and law enforcement agencies, legal and consulting corporations, NGOs, international foundations etc.

Former students are already successfully working in public service, law enforcement, and the Security Service of Ukraine (public relations department), political party functionaries and consultants, public relations specialists, researchers of sociological research centers, public experts, marketing and advertising organizations, engaged in journalism, lecturing in universities, management of all levels.

Entry requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any speciality
  • Striving to learn the world experience in conflict resolution

Entry does not require:

  • Previous experience in conflict resolution

Video of the presentation of specialization with the participation of the Minister of Ukraine of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, the Ambassadors of Great Britain and Switzerland on the channel of YouTube NTUU “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” or via the link: