Study Sociology in Netherlands

Master's Degrees in
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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.

41 Sociology Master's degrees in Netherlands

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. 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. 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. 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 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
M.Sc. Human Geography

The Master’s programme in Human Geography offered at the Radboud University observes the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Geography serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration and Development Studies. 

Nijmegen School of Management
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? 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.

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.A. Politics and Society

In the master's programme in Politics and Society from Maastricht University, you will gain insight into how culture has become a source of concern and conflict in the national and international political arenas. You will also explore the different professional roles a student of politics and society can play in political organisations, in the media or in think tanks.

Faculty of Arts and Social Science
M.A. European Studies on Society, Science and Technology

Are you a socially conscious, critical thinker? Are you interested in politics and technology? And does the connection between innovation and society intrigue you? Then the master’s European Studies on Society, Sciences and Technology from Maastricht University might be what you are looking for.

Faculty of Arts and Social Science
M.Sc. Sociology: Migration and Ethnic Studies

The Master's Migration and Ethnic Studies explores the dynamics of human mobility in the twofold context of globalisation and the persistence of nation-state boundaries. It examines how these dynamics translate into ethnic stratification, economic inequality, and cultural diversity in both countries of departure and countries of destination.

Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility

Modern life and society require people to stay mobile. This master equips you with the knowledge & skills to study human behaviour in traffic and to conceive of interventions that keep people mobile. The Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility is offered by the University of Groningen.

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Social Networks in a Sustainable Society

The Social Networks in a Sustainable Society program is offered by the University of Groningen. Social networks – our webs of personal relationships in friendships, communication, online interactions, trust or enmity – play a pivotal role in promoting a sustainable society.

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology

The Master in Sociology offered by Tilburg University is an English-taught program that focuses on the analysis of issues relating to social cohesion, for example, populism, social contacts, solidarity. 

School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
M.Sc. Social Sciences - Research

The two-year Research Master's in Social Sciences offers you advanced training in current social science theory and innovative methodologies in a rigorous and multidisciplinary social science research environment.

Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology

Are you interested in the complex interaction between individuals and their social environment? As a sociologist you understand how complicated living in a society can be, and you are equipped with knowledge and skills to find solutions for a variety of societal challenges. The Sociology programme is offered by the University of Groningen.

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology: Cultural Sociology

The Master’s progamme in Cultural Sociology examines how popular culture and the globalisation of media poses threats to national and local cultures. You will also learn how to research culture in a broad perspective, as well as its specific aspects.

Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology: Social Problems and Social Policy

Social Problems and Social Policy offers students an insight into the ways in which social problems are defined and tackled within contemporary welfare states, analysing the roles ascribed to citizens, professionals and other stakeholders within these processes. It considers the recent histories of various policy approaches and places these in a comparative European context.

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

The Master's program in Social Psychology offered by Tilburg University focuses on both individual and group behavior in formal and informal social contexts. It studies how people behave in their social surroundings and what influences this behavior. 

School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Pre-Master Christianity and Society

The pre-Master’s program in Christianity and Society at Tilburg University is a customized six-month program of study. It is designed to help you improve your knowledge and academic skills within the field of Theology, such as understanding and analyzing discourses, library research, essay writing.

School of Catholic Theology
M.Sc. Health and Social Psychology

Why is it so hard for some people to limit their alcohol consumption? Why do some people lose their temper easily? Do you like finding answers to questions such as these? And can you see yourself helping people change their habits? Then you should consider specialising in Health and Social Psychology at Maastricht University. 

M.Sc. Reflecting on Psychology

Reflecting on Psychology (RoP) means putting psychology in perspective. Our goal is to understand why psychological concepts and phenomena are the way they are, and how they could be different. The Reflecting on Psychology programme is offered by the University of Groningen.

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

Our two-year research master programme is designed for excellent and motivated students interested in human behaviour and social phenomena, who aim for a career in an academic or applied (clinical, industry, or governmental) research environment. The Behavioral and Social Sciences programme is offered by the University of Groningen.

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology: Gender, Sexuality and Society

In the Gender, Sexuality and Society Master’s programme you will examine differences in groups of men, groups of women, and differences between these groups. This will be placed in a broader perspective of social identities, political power and processes of exclusion and inclusion.

Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Research Master Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences offered by Tilburg University provides talented young researchers from all over the world with the tools they need to conduct fundamental scientific research in the field of social and behavioral sciences.

School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
M.Sc. Double Degree Sociology with the University of Trento

This double degree program in Sociology offered by Tilburg University is a two-year Master program 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. Population Studies

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

Faculty of Spatial Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology: Urban Sociology

Urban Sociology track provides its graduates with an in-depth, research-informed and theoretically driven understanding of urban society. What is urban about sneakers? Why is the city a refuge for queer people? How much does Instagram say about a city? What are the politics of building a mosque, a church and a Buddhist temple? What is participatory about the participatory design?

Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences