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Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems

Universiteit Utrecht

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In this Master's Programme, you will be thoroughly trained to analyse and advise on contemporary social issues.


An ageing population leads to increasing healthcare costs. How should care for the elderly be structured in order to make it more personal and affordable again? The virtual and physical world are increasingly merging. What role does the internet play in shaping political and social movements' ability to self-organise? How do governments respond to crimes that occur within the neighbourhood environment, in the virtual world and across borders? As society becomes more complex, there is a growing demand for people who are able to answer questions like these. The one-year Master's programme on Contemporary Social Problems focuses on building your expertise with regard to a variety important social themes, and gives you ample room to explore your own interests in order to specialise in a particular topic. In this programme, you will learn about the latest insights of present-day social science, and learn to think from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Kosten

2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 10512 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 15575 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar

admission

See: www.uu.nl/masters/en/sociology-contemporary-social-problems/admission-and-application

characteristics

In this Master's programme, the theory and current practice of complex problems are closely interconnected with the internship opportunities, internship follow-up days and guest lectures by experts in the professional field. You will also learn about the practical application of scientific knowledge. As an expert, you will be qualified to work in the private (business) sector as well as the (semi) public sector.

curriculum

In the first block, you will complete the courses Policy Research and Advice, Research in Practice, Academic Professional and Internship Preparation. These will help you train yourself in translating sociological theories and methods into practice. You will learn to scientifically evaluate policy and to do research within organisations as well as in a commercial environment.

The programme in the second block depends on the track you choose.

During your internship, you will do research in an organisation or company. You will also complete the Academic Professional band module and write your Master's thesis.

job perspective

This Master's programme trains professionals to translate research into practice and act in an evidence-based way. An academic career is not an immediately obvious choice. However, several graduates of the programme are working as PhD candidates at a university.

study association

Sociologie kent een zeer actieve en betrokken studievereniging: Usocia.
De vereninging organiseert veel studie-activiteiten en daarnaast natuurlijk ook ontspannende activiteiten zoals een jaarlijkse stedentrip. Ongeveer 80% van de studenten is lid van de vereniging.

www.usocia.nl

admission

See: www.uu.nl/masters/en/sociology-contemporary-social-problems/admission-and-application

characteristics

In this Master's programme, the theory and current practice of complex problems are closely interconnected with the internship opportunities, internship follow-up days and guest lectures by experts in the professional field. You will also learn about the practical application of scientific knowledge. As an expert, you will be qualified to work in the private (business) sector as well as the (semi) public sector.

curriculum

In the first block, you will complete the courses Policy Research and Advice, Research in Practice, Academic Professional and Internship Preparation. These will help you train yourself in translating sociological theories and methods into practice. You will learn to scientifically evaluate policy and to do research within organisations as well as in a commercial environment.

The programme in the second block depends on the track you choose.

During your internship, you will do research in an organisation or company. You will also complete the Academic Professional band module and write your Master's thesis.

job perspective

This Master's programme trains professionals to translate research into practice and act in an evidence-based way. An academic career is not an immediately obvious choice. However, several graduates of the programme are working as PhD candidates at a university.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60