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    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    12 months

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  • Last Updated

    19 October 2018

Course content

How do social networks hold together or keep apart families and communities, or boost creativity in firms? And how do personal ties influence your health, career, or your choice of a partner?

Everyone is connected. If you want to know more about how visible and hidden social networks often make the difference, our master track will equip you with the analytical, methodological, and policy making tools to:

  • detect and properly describe hidden social network structures and processes,
  • explain the origins, dynamics, and impact of networks in a wide range of policy domains,
  • assess how informal networks interact with formal policies,
  • design network interventions and evaluate their effectiveness.

Drawing on a unique combination of skills, this master track bridges the applied field of policy design with the latest insights of network science. You will learn to apply social network theories to a wide range of societal problems; you will use cutting-edge tools and methods to analyze quantitative and qualitative network data; and you will apply this knowledge with the aim of developing policies for sustainable cooperation.

Job prospects

By applying social network theory and methods in their internships our students addressed issues as diverse as

  • help seeking behavior in addicts,
  • design and implementation of crime fighting initiatives,
  • relationships between teachers in high schools
  • performance and satisfaction in learning networks

Job examples

  • Government advisors of science policy for governmental organizations
  • Academics - researchers or teachers in departments of social sciences, philosophy or medicine
  • Science communicators - freelance, or for editorial offices of a magazine, university or publisher
  • Qualitative researchers for research agencies, or governmental organizations

Visit the Sociology: Social Networks in a Sustainable Society MSc page on the University of Groningen website for more details!




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