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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Sociology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    2017-2018 EU/EEA: € 2.006,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 15.167

  • Last Updated

    27 July 2017

Course content

Sociology and Social Research

This Master focuses on theoretically and methodologically advanced research in sociology; the aim is to develop testable theories to explain social phenomena.

This programme is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on theoretically and methodologically advanced research in the field of sociology and the social sciences. The substantive focus is on topics such as social networks and social capital, trust and cooperation, social integration, stratification and inequality, households, organizations, and policy studies.

Students learn to develop theories that are testable explanations of social phenomena rather than conceptual systems devoid of empirical content. They also learn to test such theories using authoritative empirical data-sets and state of the art tools of social science research methodology and data analysis. The integration of social theory, empirical research, and methods of data-analysis is a core feature of the programme. The programme offers many and varied career opportunities.

Visit the Sociology and Social Research page on the Utrecht University website for more details!

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