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Sociology - Culture and Society, Social Data Science, Solidarity and Social Risks in Europe

KU Leuven

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
3500 EUR/year
940 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Sociology - Culture and Society, Social Data Science, Solidarity and Social Risks in Europe programme at KU Leuven prepares students for a wide range of positions in academic or applied research, teaching, and policy advice, either in Europe or beyond.

Overview

Labour market inequalities, ethnic and gender diversity, political conflict about culture and identity, and the vicissitudes of the welfare state are just some of the issues that define today’s public debates in the West. 

If you are interested in these or related issues, then KU Leuven’s brand new one-year programme Sociology - Culture and Society, Social Data Science, Solidarity and Social Risks in Europe is the choice for you. Taught by dedicated and internationally recognised staff, it offers students the opportunity to become experts in one of three specialised domains

Culture and society

This specialisation addresses (changes in) political ideologies, religious worldviews, understandings of social identity, and moral and aesthetic frameworks, as well as their wider consequences for social and political conflict and social inequality.

Social data science

This specialisation provides in-depth knowledge about, and hands-on experience with, quantitative research and statistical analysis in the social sciences, including the collection and analysis of big data in conjunction with survey data.

Solidarity and social risks in Europe

This specialisation addresses the new social risks and challenges that have emerged across Europe in the realms of work, care and health, as well as the various policies and practices they are dealt with.

Career Perspectives

Examples of a few possible career perspectives include: scientific researcher, civil servant, consultant, commercial researcher, journalist, teacher, policy officer, human resources manager, NGO or non-profit sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Culture and Inequality
  • Art and Society 
  • Digitalisation & Society
  • Survey Methodology
  • Political Economy and Comparative Industrial Relations in Europe
  • Health, Genomics and Society 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 1 June: non-EEA citizens living in Belgium with a valid residence permit

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Any Bachelor’s degree in the field of sociology, or in a related discipline in the field of social sciences (e.g. Communication Sciences, Political Science, Cultural Anthropology)
  • Any Master’s degree in the field of sociology, or in a related discipline in the field of social sciences (e.g. Communication Sciences, Political Science, Cultural Anthropology)
  • Any degree that proves that a student has completed the equivalent of a bridging or preparatory programme for a Master’s programme in Sociology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    940 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 940 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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