Would you like to know whether the global exchange of media products – Disney movies, fashion magazines, popular music – poses a threat to local and national cultures? Or whether developing art markets in Russia, China, Brazil and India adopt Western models and institutions?
Why study this program ?
In Cultural Sociology, you will not only examine culture from a broad perspective (collective mentalities, ideologies, religious orientations, expert and lay knowledge), but you will also look at the more specific features of culture (art, media, popular culture).
You will focus on how symbolic goods like books, artworks and fashion are produced, distributed and received. In addition, the curriculum explores how broader cultural conceptions are embedded in social relations, and how they change over time and vary across social groups.
The approach to the study is empirically grounded, utilising both qualitative and quantitative methods.
The Sociology - Cultural Sociology from University of Amsterdam offers you the unique opportunity to study key themes within contemporary cultural sociology. The research and teaching of staff members stimulates a strong engagement with issues of cultural globalisation and cross-national comparative research.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Sociological Perspectives
- Master's Thesis Seminar
- Restricted-choice electives: Winter School Methods
- Free-choice electives: Internship
- Contemporary Developments in Cultural Sociology
- Restricted-choice electives
- Master's Thesis Sociology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesSociology View 59 other Masters in Sociology in Netherlands
- Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology or in another closely related discipline (including economics and psychology) are invited to apply, provided they meet all other entry requirements.
- International degrees are evaluated on the basis of advice from professional diploma evaluators. The minimum level of the degree should be equivalent to three years of Dutch university education.
International16335 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16335 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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