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Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems

M.Sc.
12 months
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17078 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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About

You design your own track in the Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems programme offered by Utrecht University, in which you quickly and rigorously immerse yourself in your specialisation. You will learn about the state-of-the-art in current scholarship. You will become an expert, trained in multidisciplinary thinking. 

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Overview

Social Problems: How Do They Arise? And How Do You Solve Them?

The radicalisation of Muslim youth is continually in the news and high on the political agenda. What has scientific research revealed about the causes and background of this issue? How should the government and societal actors handle this trend and which policy is effective? An ageing population leads to increasing healthcare costs. How should care for the elderly be structured in order to make it 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?

The experts of tomorrow

As society becomes more complex, the demand for experts continues to expand. In the one-year Master’s programme Sociology: Contemporary 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:

  • Criminology and Safety
  • Internet, Social Media and Networks
  • Essentials of Care

Theory and practice

In the Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems programme offered by  Utrecht University , you will learn to translate theory into practice, by using scientific knowledge to design effective concrete (policy) advice for companies or governmental organisations. You will also learn to present research results to a wider audience.

Labour market

There is a significant focus on your transition to the labour market. You will meet experts working for relevant organisations in the professional field. We will help you find an internship, so that you can gain practical work experience. The practical skills you acquire will be very useful during your internship and in your future career: you will learn more about conducting interviews, communications, time management and designing policy advice. 

Career Prospects

This Master’s  programma prepares you for a career as an academic professional in different workfields:

  • Education, Culture & Urban Regeneration
  • Ministries, Municipalties & Government
  • Healthcare, Welfare & Youth Welfare
  • Research, Marketing
  • Journalism & Media
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s)
  • International Organisations
  • Social Enterpreneurs

Graduates are working in positions in the private , semi-public op pubilc sector such as:

  • Consultant at Berenschot
  • Editor at NOS News
  • Researcher at the Social and Cultural Planning Office
  • Trainee with the Dutch Government
  • Political party staff member
  • Researcher at the Education Inspectorate
  • Public affairs staff member at Zorgverzekeraars Nederland, the Association of Dutch Healthcare Insurers
  • Data consultant at Ynformed

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Criminology and Safety: Theories, Trends, and Policies
  • Sociology Track Elective Course
  • Academic Professional
  • Policy Research and Advice
  • Organisations Theory and Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

* If you need an early admissions decision in order to apply for scholarships, you should submit your application before February 1.

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

To be accepted to this Master’s programme you need:

  • An academic Bachelor’s degree. Our International Students Admission’s office will verify whether a non-Dutch academic degree is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree at a Dutch research university.
  • Academic knowledge and skills required to participate in this programme.
  • Sufficient command of the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17078 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17078 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants. Below is a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. Note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Bright Minds Fellowships
  • Holland Scholarship
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship - for Chinese students only
  • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships - for outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
  • Student grant and loan system
  • Tuition fee loan
  • Erasmus+ Master loans
  • Canadian student loans
  • US Federal Loans

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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