Master in Sociology (MSc)

Tilburg University

Program Description

Master in Sociology (MSc)

Tilburg University

Master in Sociology (MSc)

The Master in Sociology is a one-year, English-taught program containing 60 ECTS credits. The program focuses on the analysis of problems of social cohesion. It does so by comparing individuals and countries.

Questions dealt with include:

  • What are people's attitudes about welfare rights for minority groups in society, such as immigrants, and what factors can explain these attitudes?
  • Does a country's social security system effect solidarity with one's fellow citizens?
  • Do people increasingly act individually, and does the existence of and involvement in social media compensate for this?
  • How can we explain the growth of political cynicism?
  • Which social groups are more involved in crime?
  • Are certain social groups more involved in crime than others?

The Master's program has a theoretical and empirical research focus. This means that social problems and issues are translated into sociological research questions, which are then analyzed using sociological theories, models, advanced research methods and statistical techniques. In addition to this, students will then learn how policy solutions can be derived from the results of this sociological analysis, and to evaluate the implementation of these solutions.

The broad and in-depth knowledge acquired during your Sociology studies will enable you to make a substantial contribution to the analysis and solution of today's social problems.

Program structure

The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, divided into four units. As of Academic Year 2015-2016, the Master's program in Sociology will start with a second intake moment. Students can start the Master's program at the end of August 2015 (first intake moment) or at the end of January 2016 (second intake moment). The students follow the same program.

First intake moment: start September 2015

Unit 1

  • Social Policy & Social Risks (6 ECTS)
  • Master's seminar Sociology (9 ECTS)

Unit 2

  • Social Capital: Networks Resources and Attitudes (6 ECTS)
  • Master's seminar Sociology (3 ECTS)
  • Master's Thesis Sociology (6 ECTS)

Unit 3

  • The Social Structure of Western Societies (6 ECTS)
  • Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ECTS)

Unit 4

  • Populism in Comparative Perspective (6 ECTS)
  • Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ECTS)

Second intake moment: start January 2016

Unit 1

  • The Social Structure of Western Societies (6 ECTS)
  • Master's seminar Sociology (9 ECTS)

Unit 2

  • Populism in Comparative Perspective (6 ECTS)
  • Master's seminar Sociology (3 ECTS)
  • Master's Thesis Sociology (6 ECTS)

Unit 3

  • Social Policy & Social Risks (6 ECTS)
  • Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ECTS)

Unit 4

  • Social Capital: Networks Resources and Attitudes (6 ECTS)
  • Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ECTS)

Master's Program in Sociology

The Master in Sociology is an English-taught program that focuses on the analysis of problems of social cohesion (e.g., crime, social contacts, solidarity). It does so by comparing individuals and countries. The Master program has a theoretical- empirical research focus. Social problems and issues are translated into sociological research questions and analyzed with the aid of theories and advanced research methods. Students will also learn how policy solutions can be derived from results of sociological analyses, and to evaluate policy. Master's program in sociology

Extended Master in Sociology

The Extended Master in Sociology (EMS) consists of the (regular) program of the Master Sociology extended with a unique one-year traineeship position. The entire program lasts 18 months (90 ECTS). During the first semester, EMS students will do the coursework of the regular one-year Master in Sociology at Tilburg University. During semesters two and three, students will follow a junior traineeship at a selected organization for 50% of their time, during which they will participate in existing (research) projects; for the other 50% of the time students will carry out research for - and write - the Master’s Thesis. The EMS combines academic education and scientific research during the Master's thesis trajectory with in-depth work experience in an organization. The goal of the EMS is to provide students with relevant work experience and to enhance their research skills and knowledge.

Double Degree in Sociology and Population Studies

The English-taught international Master in Sociology and Population Studies is a Double Degree Program offered jointly by Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Tilburg University. This 18-month Double Degree Program is taught both in Barcelona (first year) and in Tilburg (second year).

Double Degree Program Tilburg & Trento

Have you decided to continue your education after your Bachelor's degree with a Master's degree in Sociology? Are you looking for a unique experience abroad to prepare yourself for a career in an international organization? Do you want to challenge yourself academically and distinguish yourself from your fellow students? Then we have the challenge for you! We have a unique, English-taught two-year double degree program with the University of Trento in Italy.

Duration

  • 1 year Master's Program,
  • 1,5 year Extended Master,
  • 1,5 year Double Degree in Sociology and Population Studies,
  • 2 years Double Degree Program Tilburg & Trento
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2018
Jan. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Full time
Price
Price
14,500
Information
Deadline
July 1, 2018
Locations
Netherlands - Tilburg
Start date: Aug. 2018
Application deadline July 1, 2018
End date July 24, 2019
Start date: Jan. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Jan. 19, 2019
Dates
Aug. 2018
Netherlands - Tilburg
Application deadline July 1, 2018
End date July 24, 2019
Jan. 2019
Netherlands - Tilburg
Application deadline Request Info
End date Jan. 19, 2019
Price
€2,060 EU/EEA, €14,500 non-EU/EEA