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Cultural Sociology (MSc Sociology)

Course Description

In Cultural Sociology, you will not only examine culture from a broad perspective (collective mentalities, ideologies, religious orientations, expert and lay knowledge), but you will also look at the more specific features of culture (art, media, popular culture). You will focus on how symbolic goods like books, artworks and fashion are produced, distributed and received. In addition, the curriculum explores how broader cultural conceptions are embedded in social relations, and how they change over time and vary across social groups. The approach to the study is empirically grounded, utilising both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Entry Requirements

Students who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology can be admitted to the programme, provided that they have completed 6 ECTS credits in the field of cultural sociology.Students with an academic Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a social sciences discipline closely related to the programme (including economics and psychology) are invited to apply, provided that they meet the entry requirements as specified.International diplomas are evaluated on the basis of advice from professional diploma evaluators. The minimum level of the diploma should be equivalent to three years of Dutch university education.

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