12 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
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The interrelationships between education, work, family, and well-being are becoming more complex and interpersonal contacts are changing as a result of the social media. Students of the Sociology program offered at Tilburg University are taught to translate these and other social issues into sociological questions and to test theoretical answers using social statistics.

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Focus on politics, policy and society in a comparative perspective. Translate social problems into sociological research from both micro (family, social networks, crime) and macro perspectives (welfare state, solidarity), and learn to evaluate and derive policy from the results.

Career prospects

Sociology is a broad program from Tilburg University  that can lead to employment in a wide range of fields and jobs both within the Netherlands and beyond, ranging from government institutions to private companies and research agencies. Work in fields such as labor and employment, culture, welfare, recreation, education, or health care. Interested in business, marketing or journalism? The Guardian states that Sociology gives you a head-start, listing a range of specific abilities and skills.

Graduates started or work for example as:
  • Policy Officer at Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie
  • Health care research | Primary care | Data-analist | at NIVEL
  • Policy advisor at the Catharina Hospital

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Master Seminar Sociology: From Theory to Research
  • Social Policy and Social Risks
  • Social Capital: Networks, Resources and Attitudes
  • The Social Structure of Western Societies 
  • Politics and Society in Comparative Perspective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be accepted directly onto our Masters program in Sociology, you will be required to have the following academic background:

  • A Bachelor's and/or a Master's degree in e.g. Sociology;
  • Sufficiently conversant in the social sciences e.g. knowledge of and practice in application of (key) questions of sociology and of classical and modern sociological theories; Basic knowledge of other social sciences e.g. psychology and economics;
  • Adequate knowledge of social science statistics and research methods.
  • You need to demonstrate proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2253 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2253 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Partner Scholarships Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB)

  • Tuition fee waiver (25%) for non-EU students of partner universities of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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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