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Founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is one of Europe's leading research universities. We are recognised internationally for our high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching. Studying at Utrecht University means studying at one of the world's best universities, ranked #74 worldwide in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2019.
The Netherlands is an increasingly popular destination amongst international students, because of high quality of life and education, opportunities to work while studying and a one-year work visa upon graduation, with pathways to permanent employment.
Adolescence is a period of major developmental changes. Under which conditions do young people grow up to be confident, social, well-integrated, healthy and happy adults? How do problems emerge? This one-year Master’s programme challenges you to examine youth issues from different perspectives, by combining input from psychology, pedagogy, sociology and anthropology.
Do you ever wonder how changes in society influence individual lifestyles affecting health? Or how social policies about sustainability, work, and care influence people’s lives and wellbeing? Perhaps you’ve read about unexpected effects of existing social policies. If you are interested in studying such issues, this one-year Master's programme is for you. You will develop knowledge about interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives needed to research social policy and intervention issues in the domain of health and wellbeing, in particular related to work, care and participation.
As society becomes more complex, the demand for social experts continues to expand. This one-year Master’s programme educates you to become an expert on contemporary social issues including Criminology and Safety, Internet, Social Media and Networks and Essentials of Care.
In this two-years Master's programme you will focus on questions related to:
The programme addresses these topics from the assumption that systematic understanding of the precursors and processes of migration and integration is essential for the development of adequate policies and interventions in pluralistic societies.
What glues a society together? How can trust and cooperation be promoted and conflict be avoided? What causes inequality in general and inequality between men and women in the job market in particular? In the two-years Master’s programme Sociology and Social Research, you will learn how to answer such questions. We will teach you to develop solutions for relevant social issues using state-of-the-art theory and testing these solutions using quantitative empirical research methods.
Couldn’t find what you are looking for? Take a look at our other Social and Behavioural Sciences master’s programmes in the fields of anthropology, psychology, sociology and pedagogics.