M.Sc. On Campus

Sociology and Social Research

University of Trento

24 months
1000 EUR/year
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This Sociology and Social Research degree from University of Trento is a two-year programme that provides advanced training for positions of 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.


Key Features

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.

Specifically, this master programme equips students with in-depth mastery of statistical and qualitative techniques to analyse 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 (e.g. learning how to design a questionnaire, building a web-survey, learning how to use statistical softwares, 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • From 18.12 to 5.03: for non-EU citizens resident abroad
  • From May to December: EU-citizens and non-EU citizens permanent resident in Italy




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

a bachelor’s degree (at least three years) from an institution at university level

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 English language at least level B1 of the European Common Framework, through pertinent internationally recognized language certificate, or a final diploma of a Bachelor or Master course entirely held in Englisha previous background in methodology and social research will be taken into considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 EUR per year during 24 months.

For non European citizens living outside Italy the amount of tuition fees depends on the final ranking score for admission. 

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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