Study Sociology in Netherlands

Master's Degrees in
Sociology in Netherlands

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Studying Sociology

Sociology deals with studying human society by analysing and investigating it using several methods of empirical research. Sociology is a branch of social science covering topics such as deviance, social stratification, social class, culture, social mobility, law and religion. Sociology is related to disciplines such as anthropology, social psychology, or philosophy.

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Studying in Netherlands

The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.

43 Sociology Master's degrees in Netherlands

M.Sc. Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility

Reduced mobility in old age results in a significant increase in the cost to society, not only because of the need for hired transport but also because of secondary consequences, like less social integration, lower satisfaction with life, and reduced mental agility, which can then lead to tertiary consequences like isolation and depression. The Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility programme from the University of Groningen makes you an expert in this field.

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence

The Master’s programme in Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence from Utrecht University is designed as preparation for a PhD position. By starting the programme with the foundation of a Bachelor’s degree in (developmental) psychology, pedagogy, or interdisciplinary social sciences, you’ll develop into a qualified researcher with excellent job perspectives.

Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Social Networks in a Sustainable Society

This unique Social Networks in a Sustainable Society program from the University of Groningen teaches and applies state-of-the-art theories and methods to enable you to better understand how the content, structure and dynamics of social networks affect society across a wide range of domains.

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Youth, Education and Society

This Master’s in Youth, Education and Society from Utrecht University will enable you to develop yourself into an academic professional. You will learn to analyse, evaluate and solve practical problems in a theoretical and empirical way.

Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Leisure Studies

The boundaries between leisure sectors such as culture, media, events, sports and tourism are disappearing to an increasing extent. That is why this one-year academic master’s programme takes an integral approach to leisure, deriving knowledge from disciplines such as sociology, psychology, economics, management & marketing. This master’s programme is offered in cooperation with Tilburg University

Master Degrees
M.Sc. Social Policy and Social Interventions

The Social Policy and Social Interventions programme at Utrecht University is characterised not only by its international, comparative perspective but also by its interdisciplinary and multi-method approach. This international interdisciplinary and multi-method approach applies to the research you will conduct as well as in the exploration of professional practices.

Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism

In this Master's programme in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism at Utrecht University, you will focus on questions of high societal significance and policy relevance that relate to: International migration, Integration and cultural identity, Development of ethnic relations, Management of cultural diversity.

Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Social and Cultural Science

In the Research Master’s programme in Social and Cultural Science you’ll learn how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of the historical, social political and cultural processes that shape societies. We look into the degree of inequality, cohesion and modernisation in both Western and non-Western societies. Also, you’ll learn more about subjects like radicalisation, development studies or anthropology and mobility.

Faculty of Social Science
M.Sc. Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems

As society becomes more complex, the demand for experts continues to expand. In the one-year Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems Master’s programme at Utrecht University, you will be trained to become an expert on one important social theme. You choose one contemporary issue in which you will specialise: Crime and Safety; Internet, Social Media and Networks; Care, Policy and Organisations.

Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Social, Health and Organisational Psychology

The courses in this Master's programme in Social, Health and Organisational Psychology from Utrecht University are deeply rooted in international scientific literature. On top of that, you can do your internship abroad and write your thesis there.

Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research

How do social networks emerge and develop? How do they affect social capital, trust, and cooperation? What causes inequalities between men and women in the job market? Why do immigrants have higher unemployment rates and lower-paid jobs? In the Sociology and Social Research programme at Utrecht University, you will learn to develop testable explanations of important social phenomena using state-of-the-art social theory, empirical research, and data analysis.

Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Youth Studies

Do you want to contribute to the knowledge regarding youth issues, improve the quality of youth welfare and come up with ways to prevent or solve problems that youngsters have? The Master’s programme Youth Studies at Utrecht University will enable you to see beyond the limits of individual fields of study.

Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Reflecting on Psychology

Using perspectives from Philosophy of Science, Science and Technology Studies (STS), Sociology, Anthropology and Cultural Studies, this Reflecting on Psychology master at the University of Groningen encourages students to open up the black box of Psychology, and to explore its relations with other parts of science and society. 

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Behavioural and Social Sciences

Are you a talented student in the Behavioural and Social Sciences, wishing to pursue a career as an academic researcher? This Behavioural and Social Sciences Master's programme at the University of Groningen introduces you to the craft of scientific research.

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Population Studies

The M.Sc. in Population Studies at the University of Groningen offers a wide perspective on demographics and on some of the global demographic challenges of today. This Master’s degree will help you understand how social, political, economic and cultural factors influence the general overview of the population, such as growth, aging, quality of life, employment and migration.

Faculty of Spatial Sciences
M.Sc. Urban Studies

Contemporary society is highly urbanized: the majority of the world population lives in cities and urban populations are growing rapidly all over the globe. Central in this Urban Studies specialisation at Erasmus University Rotterdam are the two main features of present-day cities: the increasing diversity of their populations and the inequality of their economies.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Governance of Migration and Diversity

This Governance of Migration and Diversity specialisation at Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on migration and diversity as challenges in politics, policies and organisations. This includes but is not limited to understanding the development of migration and migrant incorporation policies per se. 

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Management of Governance Networks

Are you interested in complex societal problems and ambitious enough to contribute to solving them? The specialisation Management of Governance Networks at Erasmus University Rotterdam is a challenging programme that enables its graduates to analyse, solve and manage complex societal problems within the public sector. 

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Politics and Society

Do you wonder how political distrust, cultural conflicts and rising support for populist parties can be understood? Are you interested in the influence of media on political attitudes and behavior? This Politics and Society master programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam might be the right choice for you. 

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology

Do you want to learn to understand and explain society by developing advanced research skills opening up policy-making positions in public, private and research institutions? Then this is the right Master’s program for you!

School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
M.Sc. Economics (Social Economics Concentration)

The Social Economics track looks at a wide range of economic issues in the context of the society in which they exist. These include labour mobility, outsourcing to emerging markets, social cohesion and the aging population amongst many other pertinent questions. You will analyse these from a theoretical and quantitative point of view; you will then produce data that can be used to formulate sound economic policies.

M.Sc. Sociology

Sociology deals with the complex interaction between individuals and their social environment. As a sociologist you understand how complex living in a society can be and you look for solutions. The Sociology programme is offered at the University of Groningen.

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Social Psychology

Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and do you want to learn to analyze and understand social, economic, and organizational influences on human behavior? Then this is the right Master's program for you!

School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
M.Sc. Social and Cultural Anthropology

This Social and Cultural Anthropology programme is offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. It provides the opportunity to improve your qualitative research skills while analyzing the social and cultural complexity of human communities.

Faculty of Social Sciences
Pre-Master Christianity and Society

The Pre-Master’s program in Christianity and Society aims to help students develop their academic skills, such as understanding and analyzing discourses, independent work, library research and essay writing.

Faculty of Theology
M.A. Politics and Society

Multiculturalism. Integration. Neopopulism. Meritocracy. These are some of the hottest topics around today, and they are all addressed in this programme. The common thread: how culture has become a source of concern and conflict in the national and international political arenas.

Faculty of Arts and Social Science
M.Sc. Double Degree Sociology with the University of Trento

This double degree program in Sociology is a two-year Master program (for 120 ECTS) resulting in two academic Master titles, one in Sociology from Tilburg University and one in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento. Students spend semester 1 in Tilburg, semesters 2 and 3 in Trento, and semester 4 (including writing the Master's thesis) in Tilburg. 

School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology: Urban Sociology

Urban Sociology provides you with the analytical tools to understand how conditions in urban environments affect the feelings, ideas, relations, and opportunities of their inhabitants.

Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences
L.L.M. International Migration and Refugee Law

The International Migration and Refugee Law is offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. International migration is currently one of the most pressing social issues. The matter is not only urgent, but also highly complex for it can be analyzed from a multitude of angles and disciplines.

Faculty of Law