The Faculty of Political and Social Sciences offers three Bachelor's degree programmes, i.e. Political Sciences, Communication Sciences, and Sociology. From the first year onwards, you choose one of these three discipines.
In addition to building theoretical insights into 21st-century society, the sociology programme focuses on developing three other competencies. You are trained to become a sociology expert, who practices the different steps of developing a research project. Armed with knowledge of social science methods, you learn to integrate new knowledge. A sociologist’s thoughts and actions result in an oral or written final product. To this end, you develop various communication skills such as presenting, reporting and debating. A number of elective course units give you the opportunity to give shape to your curriculum according to your interests. International exchange projects offer the possibility of gaining experience abroad. The bachelor programme emphasizes on training professionals who are able to function under supervision in a variety of professional contexts. However, the main objective of the Bachelor's programme is continuation into the Master’s, in which you actively and independently learn to set up and conduct research .
In the Master's programme you will perfect your knowledge of the core concepts, the main explanatory models, advanced research skills and approaches to general sociology.
In the Dutch-taught Master of Sociology, you immerse yourself in a subdiscipline of your choice by means of a major: Health and Social Demography, Culture and Education, Political Sociology, Conflict and Development in a Global World.
There is also an English-taught Master in Sociology, a programme that consists of three cornerstones: Applied Research, Internationalization, and an Academic Approach to Contemporary Social Problems.
In addition to the (domain) master described here, you can also opt for the Master's Programme in Teaching (in Dutch: 'Educatieve Master') educatieve master (90 sp).