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M.Sc. On Campus

Social Inequalities

Erasmus University Rotterdam

12 months
15500 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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Why are social divisions in society increasing? Are you interested in knowing how welfare policies can help to reduce social inequality? Then this Social Inequalities master at Erasmus University Rotterdam might be the right choice for you.

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This Social Inequalities master at Erasmus University Rotterdam   trains you to become an expert in the field of social inequality. You will approach the issue of social inequality from different scientific perspectives. The theoretical pluralism of the programme provides you with essential critical, analytical and methodological skills.


The master programme Social Inequalities is a comprehensive and wide-ranging programme. It provides an introduction to a range of interdisciplinary approaches to the social scientific analysis of social inequalities. This master programme prepares you for policy, research and applied careers:

  • in the government sector;
  • at NGOs;
  • in politics;
  • in public administration;
  • at social and health services
  • in journalism and (human resource) management.

The programme will enable you to develop theoretical awareness of different conceptions of the meaning of inequality. It introduces you to different methods that can be applied to measure inequality, both quantitative and qualitative. In addition, this programme equips you with in-depth insight in the complex interplay between individual behaviour, family environment, organisational characteristics and social structure

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Social Science Research in Practice
  • Families and Inequalities
  • Governing Social Inequalities
  • Political Attitudes and Behaviour in Context
  • Infrastructures of Power

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Depending on the specialisation you wish to apply for, you are eligible for admission to the master’s programme Sociology if you have obtained a relevant Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree* from a research university that includes at least 7.5 EC in social science research methods and techniques, in the following fields of study:  

  • Social Sciences; 
  • Psychology; 
  • Political Science; 
  • Media- & Culture Science; 
  • Public Administration; 
  • Communication Science; 
  • Science & Technology Studies; 
  • Economics; 
  • Pedagogical Sciences; 
  • Health Sciences, Policy & Management; 
  • Philosophy; 
  • Anthropology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • €2,168 (Statutory fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €12,300 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €15,500 (Institutional fee: non-EEA students)
  • Living costs for Rotterdam

    760 - 1265 EUR /month
    Living costs

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


    For the applicants of the various degree programmes of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam the following funding possibilities are available:

    • Holland Scholarship for excellent non-EEA applicants
    • L-EARN for impact Scholarship
    • Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship

    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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