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Social Sciences (research MSc)

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
24 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

This programme offers advanced training in current social science theory and innovative methodologies in a rigorous and multidisciplinary social science research environment.

The Research Master Social Sciences offers advanced training in contemporary social science research. The programme combines advanced social theory with innovative methodologies in a rigorous and multidisciplinary social science research environment. Students specialise in one of five fields of research: Institutions and inequality, Healthcare and the body, Comparative politics, Globalisation, flows and localities, and Migration and integration. The RMSS programme focuses extensively on state-of-the-art research skills in line with the chosen field of research. Students choose between three research methods tracks: empirical-analytical, interpretative, and mixed. All tracks offer a wide range of advanced research methods courses. An internship allows students to become actively involved in ongoing research projects. The final thesis takes the shape of a manuscript that can be directly submitted to an international peer-reviewed journal.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The Research Master's Programme in Social Sciences seeks students with an academic Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the fields of political science, sociology, anthropology or another closely related social sciences discipline.

The programme is intended for students who have an active interest in research and wish to pursue a career in research.

For more information on application and admission procedures, please visit our website.

Previous education

The Research Master's Programme in Social Sciences seeks students with an academic Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the fields of political science, sociology, anthropology or another closely related social sciences discipline.

The programme is intended for students who have an active interest in research and wish to pursue a career in research.

For more information on application and admission procedures, please visit our website.

Grade average

The programme seeks students with excellent academic records and who are able to handle heavy course loads. Study results obtained in previous education should demonstrate that a student is able to attain and maintain an excellent level, especially in the fields of social sciences and research methodology. Undergraduate studies should be completed with an overall grade average of at least a B+/A- /3.5 (American system), first class Honours degree (British system), B (ECTS system), 7.5 (Dutch system) or equivalent.

Grade average

The programme seeks students with excellent academic records and who are able to handle heavy course loads. Study results obtained in previous education should demonstrate that a student is able to attain and maintain an excellent level, especially in the fields of social sciences and research methodology. Undergraduate studies should be completed with an overall grade average of at least a B+/A- /3.5 (American system), first class Honours degree (British system), B (ECTS system), 7.5 (Dutch system) or equivalent.

Written request

All applicants are required to submit a statement of motivation.

Written request

All applicants are required to submit a statement of motivation.

Knowledge minimum

Applicants are expected to have a solid basis in the field of urban studies of at least (an equivalent of) 30 ECTS credits earned during previous study.

Knowledge minimum

Applicants are expected to have a solid basis in the field of social studies of at least (an equivalent of) 30 ECTS credits earned during previous study.

Language test

All non-native speakers of English (including Dutch students) applying to one of the English-taught programmes offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. All students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work in English.

For more information, please visit our website.

Language test

All non-native speakers of English (including Dutch students) applying to one of the English-taught programmes offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. All students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work in English.

For more information, please visit our website.

Grade list

All applicants are required to submit official transcripts of each higher education institute attended, listing all courses and examinations already completed and currently enrolled in, and grades and credits obtained.

Grade list

All applicants are required to submit official transcripts of each higher education institute attended, listing all courses and examinations already completed and currently enrolled in, and grades and credits obtained.

Additional subject

Applicants are expected to have a solid basis in social sciences research methodology of at least 30 ECTS credits earned during previous study.

Additional subject

Applicants are expected to have a solid basis in social sciences research methodology of at least 30 ECTS credits earned during previous study.

Language requirements

CAE: C1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS listening: 6, IELTS reading: 6, IELTS writing: 6, IELTS speaking: 6, TOEFL paper based: 570, TOEFL computer based: 232, TOEFL internet based: 90

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