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Sociology and Social Research


Course Description

The Master's in Sociology and Social Research 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!

Entry Requirements

The Board of Studies selects a maximum number of 20 suitable applicants per year. Applicants must hold an academic Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioural Sciences (like Interdisciplinary Social Science, Sociology, Cultural Anthropologyand Psychology) Economics, Political Sciences/Public Administration, Geography or Business and Management Programmes, that equals the level of the Dutch equivalent. Students with another academic Bachelor’s degree and a thorough training in formal models and/or quantitative analysis such as students with an academic Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or mathematics can be admitted. Equivalency will be decided by the programme's Admissions Committee. See our website for more information. View Website

Course Fees

2016-2017 EU/EEA: € 1.984,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 15.000


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