The MSc in Sociology - Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies from University of Amsterdam has two distinctive features:
- a strong focus on comparative analysis of issues concerning labour and organisation; and
- a special emphasis on processes of integration and convergence in world markets of both employment relations and organisational policies.
The programme culminates in you developing your own thesis research, closely mentored and guided by a supervisor with expertise in the particular area of investigation. Staff members of the Sociology department share their expertise in innovative sociological research.
The scholars involved in teaching the programme are affiliated with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) and Cultural Sociology of the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR).
The programme offers a sociological approach to the study of modern capitalism by investigating cross-national differences within the institutional framework of market economies. It contributes to an understanding of the changing world of labour market institutions ranging from work-place practice, across union-employer bargaining to national welfare states and European social policies. Such institutions are fundamental to the wealth, power and patterns of inequality in the global economy. The programme also explores the institutional, cultural, social, and historical determinants of economic behaviour by looking at issues such as the regulations and norms in the labour market, informal norms in firms, and the effect of institutional path dependency on social capital, trust and networks.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Sociological Perspectives
- Master's Thesis Seminar
- Restricted-choice electives: Winter School Methods
- Free-choice electives: Internship
- The Transformation of Labour, Work and Employment in a Comparative
- Restricted-choice electives
- Master's Thesis Sociology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesSociology Human Resource Management View 14 other Masters in Human Resource Management in Netherlands
- Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology or in another closely related discipline (including economics and psychology) are invited to apply, provided they meet all other entry requirements.
- International degrees are evaluated on the basis of advice from professional diploma evaluators. The minimum level of the degree should be equivalent to three years of Dutch university education.
International16335 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16335 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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