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.
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.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Culture and Inequality
- Art and Society
- Digitalisation & Society
- Survey Methodology
- Political Economy and Comparative Industrial Relations in Europe
- Health, Genomics and Society
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
- 1 June: non-EEA citizens living in Belgium with a valid residence permit
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Sociology Data Science & Big Data View 5 other Masters in Data Science & Big Data in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International3500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA940 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 940 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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