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Program in International Sociology

International Sociology focuses on the dynamics between man and society. You study topical social themes such as migration, poverty and inequality, and cultural differences, while connecting these themes to politics and policy.

After having acquired a broad sociological basis in the first year, you will choose one of two majors: 'Culture in comparative perspective' or 'Social risks in a changing world'. Depending on your ambitions and interests, you shape your own education.

International Sociology is a small-scale program ensuring personal attention and guidance. The curriculum leaves enough room to put into practice what you have learned. You will conduct exploratory sociological research and also do an internship. On top of that, the program in International Sociology offers the possibility to study abroad without study delay.

International Sociology at a glance

Degree titleBachelor of Science (BSc)
SchoolSchool of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Registration code (CROHO)56601
Start of program August 28, 2017
Part-time / full-time Full-time
Duration36 months (3 years)
ECTS credits earned 180 ECTS (credits)
Study abroadoptional
Language of instructionEnglish or Dutch

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The program in International Sociology uses various teaching methods, such as lectures and seminars, practicals, group assignments, and skills training. Examination methods may vary as well, such as multiple-choice and written open-question exams, papers and presentations.

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