During this Master's programme, you will be thoroughly trained to analyse and advise on contemporary social issues. You will therefore develop yourself into an academic professional and an expert on your chosen theme. In these themes, the boundary between public and private is often transcended, which means that once you complete the Master's, you can work in both the private and (semi) public sectors. Potential careers include social science expert, applied researcher in the corporate world, policy advisor at a ministry or municipality, advisor, project coordinator or consultant.
In the one-year Master's programme Sociology: Comtemporary Social Problems, you will be trained to become an expert on one important social theme. You choose one contemporary issue in which you will specialise: Crime and Safety - Internet, Social Media and Networks - Care, Policy and Organisations.
You design your own track in this programme, in which you quickly and rigorously immerse yourself in your specialisation. You will learn about the state-of-the-art in current scholarship. As an expert, you will also learn to think in multidisciplinary terms. In addition to sociology as your core subject, you will also take courses in the social psychology and social geography of your chosen theme.
Students can be considered for admission if they have a Sociology degree from a foreign university that is comparable in terms of level, orientation and scope. This is at the discretion of the admissions committee. Please see our website for more information (additional requirements).
2016-2017 EU/EEA: € 1.984,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 15.000
Recipient: Utrecht University
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