We are the leading department in Italy in the field of sociological research and we have international research collaborations with several prestigious universities, including Oxford, Yale and Berkley. The University of Trento is ranked first in the national ranking of Italian Universities published yearly by the Italian Ministry of Education. The University of Trento, despite its small size, if compared with the top universities, is steadily ranked among the 500 top universities in the Times Higher-QS World University Ranking. It has also been ranked as the best Italian University by the Times Higher Education (THE) international ranking 2013.
This Master's program equips students with an in-depth mastery of statistical and qualitative techniques to analyze social trends. The methodology courses of the first year have a strong applied orientation, as they entail the active participation of students in laboratory activities and seminars (for example, learning how to design a questionnaire, building a web survey, learning how to use statistical software, carrying out in-depth interviews and focus groups).
The master has a strong international orientation. The courses are taught in English, students are funded to spend study periods abroad in European and non-European countries, and we have double degree agreements with the prestigious universities of Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), Tilburg (the Netherlands), Bamberg (Germany), Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany), Higher School of Economics National Research University St. Petersburg (Russia), as well as a double degree with the universities of Karls-Franzens-Universität Graz (Austria), Masaryk University (Czech Republic) in the framework of the Cultural Sociology Degree.
This Sociology and Social Research degree from University of Trento also provides a strong background for students interested in doctoral studies in the field of sociology and social research.
This Master course provides advanced training for positions of a social researcher in private research institutes in the field of marketing and communication, customer satisfaction, and opinion research, as well as in public research institutions (for instance, institutes and foundations involved in education research or in the analysis of labor market and welfare trends). This master course also provides a strong background for students interested in doctoral studies in the field of sociology and social research.
The number of international exchange opportunities offered to students by the University of Trento is wide at all levels of studies (bachelor, master, and doctorate). The University management is strongly convinced that an experience in two different institutions can do a lot to improve the skills of the students and to strengthen their curriculum for their occupational future at a national, European, and international level.
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- Survey design for social research
- Survey design for social research lab
- Quantitative methods
- Quantitative methods lab
- Qualitative Methods
- Qualitative Methods lab
- Statistics for opinion research
- Culture and Lifestyles
- Research Methods in Political Science
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
Application Period:12/15/2021-04/03/2022: NON-EU citizens permanently residing abroadStarting in May 2022: EU students and NON EU students living in Italy
DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology School Counselling View 6 other Masters in Sociology in Italy
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
A Bachelor’s degree (at least three years) from a university-level institution.
An adequate final graduation mark:
- for Italian candidates, it must be equal to 90 out of 110 points or superior;
- for international students, it has to be an equivalent mark (e.g. 3/4).
Certified knowledge of the English language at least the B1 level of the European Common Framework through an internationally recognized language certificate, or a final diploma of a Bachelor or Master course entirely held in English. A previous background in methodology and social research will be taken into considered.
Please check the Call for Applications for more details.How to apply
- Access the online application form via the UniTrento web site
- Upload the required documents
- Submit your online application by the deadline
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International4500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA3400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3400 EUR per year during 24 months.
- EU: 340€-3400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit)
- Non-EU: 1000€-4500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation)
Living costs for Trento
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarships for non-EU Citizens living abroad
Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived.
Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy
Scholarships are based on income/merit. Information on the tuition fees and ISEE index (economic index of your family financial situation) are available on the Infostudenti UniTrento web page. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index, you will have to pay the maximum tuition amount. Once the ISEE has been calculated, eligible students can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship starting from June/July.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.