M.Sc. On Campus


Ghent University

12 months
1861 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Sociology is a new and innovative English-taught programme at Ghent University, centered around three pillars: applied research, internationalisation and an advanced scientific approach to contemporary societal problems.


Key facts

This Sociology programme at Ghent University addresses these and other contemporary social problems. Students gain a strong scientific approach that allows them to critically address such topics. 

Learning outcomes

Sociological imagination is the ability to connect the things that happen to people (such as their success in education, their relationship with their parents and their well-being) to social characteristics (the way schools are organised, the divorce rate, the degree of social inequality). To have this sociological imagination, a person must pull away from the situation and think from an alternative point of view.

This one-year master program is highly research based. Students gain a thorough understanding of advanced quantitative research methods and are challenged to apply these skills to answer sociological questions. Students write a master thesis and opt for an international internship or follow advanced policy-oriented applied courses.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Social Dynamics of Policy and Organisation
  • Migration and Integration
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Higher Education
  • Advanced Quantitative Techniques
  • Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission is granted on the basis of a diploma, irrelevant of nationality. Most qualifications obtained abroad do not grant direct admission. This means that the diploma is not automatically recognised as equivalent to a Flemish diploma and that admission can be granted after an individual application procedure.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1861 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1861 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 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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