Study Sociology in Netherlands

Study Sociology in Netherlands

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.

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39 Sociology Master's degrees in Netherlands

, M.Sc. Social Psychology

The Social Psychology department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers talented and motivated students a challenging and unique, two-year Research Master’s programme in Regulation of Social Behaviour (Research).

Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences
, Master International Migration and Refugee Law

International migration is one of the most important social issues of our time. People move across border for work, studies, love, as well as in order to flee poverty, persecution and violence. We will address international migration from the perspective of international and European law, and focus on the way these legal orders function in domestic legal orders. The interplay between international, European and domestic law is a specific focus of the track.

European Law and International Law
, 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. 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. 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: 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 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. Social and Cultural Anthropology

This Social and Cultural Anthropology programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam gives you the opportunity to gain an in-depth insight in a variety of topics ranging from Islam in Europe, politics and power, urban anthropology, anthropology of crises, to migration, development and globalization, and much more.

Faculty of Social 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 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. 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. 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. Population Studies

Are you interested in population issues like ageing, integration of migrants and poverty? The MSc Population Studies at the University of Groningen trains you in theories, methods and skills needed to comprehend population dynamics.

Faculty of Spatial Sciences
, M.Sc. Human Behaviour in Social Context

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

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
, M.A. History of Society

Understanding the past is key in understanding the present. In this programme, you approach modern history from multiple angles, examining social, political and cultural themes in the past - and connecting them with contemporary developments.

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
, 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
, 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. The educational program in Trento focuses on political research, social policy and qualitative research.

School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
, Master Applied Social Psychology

Applied Social Psychology programme at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is a 2-year English-taught course, provided by Higher School of Economics and Tilburg University, Netherlands. It offers courses within the fields of Social Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Economic psychology, and Work and Organizational psychology.

, 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
, 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.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 Sciences (research MSc)

The Research Master Social Sciences combines advanced social theory with innovative methodologies in a rigorous and multidisciplinary social science research environment.

Faculty of Social and Behavioral 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

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. 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.A. Religion and the Public Domain

Once you have completed the MA programme in Religion and the Public Domain you will have a good understanding of the role of religion in Western societies. You will be able to analyse at an academic level the ways in which religion has shaped our contemporary society and how to deal with tensions and opportunities that arise concerning the presence of religion in the public domain.

Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies