12 months
17500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This one-year Master’s Organising Social Impact programme at Utrecht University  prepares you for work in grassroots, non-profit, public and private organisations committed to advancing society, making it more sustainable, inclusive and just.

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We offer you a unique combination of interdisciplinary theoretical knowledge, research methodologies, professional skills and experience in the field. This programme will enable you to understand organising as an action and process to foster institutional transformation, both in theory and in practice. It will allow you explore how you can have impact and become part of social change.


After having finished this Organising Social Impact programme at Utrecht University   , you will have:

  • the knowledge about governance and organising geared towards social impact;
  • the analytical and critical problem-solving competences;
  • the experience in organisations through the fieldwork; and
  • the professional skills to have a wide range of employment options after graduation.

This programme open up a broad variety of employment opportunities. Many of our graduates will go on to work for (inter)national associations and NGOs with a social transformative mission, advocacy organisations, grassroots community organisations, trade unions and political parties, as well as (local) public administrations, (social) enterprises and cooperatives.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Activist Organising and GovernanceOrganising Economic Transformation
  • Mobilisation and Organising
  • Organising for Social Change
  • Stakeholder Collaboration and Advocacy

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

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration of a Dutch research university;
  • An international Bachelor’s Degree of a research university;
  • A one-year (inter)national Master’s Degree of a research university.
  • Motivation statement
  • Curriculum vitae / resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 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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