WHY STUDY SOCIETAL RESILIENCE?
How do we as a society cope with complex, collective problems such as climate change, terrorism, and rising healthcare costs? Societal Resilience is the capacity to survive, adapt and grow in the face of these stresses and shocks. In this multidisciplinary Research Master’s programme, you will learn to analyze complex societal problems, but also how to collect, analyze and interpret big data, allowing you to collaborate with societal stakeholders to achieve sustainable solutions for societal issues.
STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
In the first year, you will take introductory courses on current and future social problems and resilient responses, and on big and small data in social sciences. You will also get training in research methodology and data analysis. The second year revolves around an internship of 24 credits and a concluding thesis of 30 credits. The thesis is your own piece of social scientific research, and can also be used as a first scientific publication for a future PhD dissertation. In parallel to the courses, you will participate in a community of learners: attending workgroups on tutorials, discussions, and intervision, co-creating knowledge with fellow students and professors.
YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Completing the Research Master is a solid stepping stone to a PhD in the Netherlands or elsewhere; your thesis can form the first scientific article for your dissertation. You can also work as a social science researcher at institutes, organizations or in government.
SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
You must have completed at least a three-year academic programme, and have a high level of English proficiency. You must also have sufficient knowledge of social sciences and methodology, and a GPA of 7.5 or higher; shortcomings can be compensated with a bridging programme or by having undertaken ancillary societal or entrepreneurial activities. See more admission details on our website!
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