International Sociology careers and subsequent Master's programs
During the Bachelor's program in International Sociology, you learn everything about social themes such as migration, poverty, inequality, and cultural differences. You will be able to connect these themes to policy and business. Dependent on your specialization, you could find work at universities, governments, research agencies and (inter)national organizations.
Possible International Sociology jobs
Most students choose to do a Master's program after obtaining their Bachelor's degree. After completing a Master's program, you'll have favorable career prospects in International Sociology. You could find work at the government, universities, research agencies, insurers, hospitals, cultural institutions and (non) profit organizations. You also can work as a teacher in secondary or higher education.
What can you do with an International Sociology degree?
By specializing in one of two majors, you will choose the field in which you would like to be employed. Graduates of International Sociology are employed in various professions:
- As a researcher at a market research agency or commercial organization you will investigate which aspects play a role in social issues and how they change over time. The results of the research contribute to a possible solution or advice.
- As a policy advisor for a municipality or ministry you are aware of the various issues involved in policy making. For example, you might give advice on a particular program run by the government. - Was it effective? Were there problems? - Your advice will be used to make decisions. You look at ways to implement policies when they have been approved.
Graduates found work at the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport, Aarhus University, the Dutch Labor Inspectorate, newspaper NRC, Research agency IPSOS, ING, Philips and Ahold N.V.
Subsequent Master’s programs International Sociology
After getting your Bachelor's degree, you could start looking for a job, but you will significantly improve your chances by doing a Master's program. With International Sociology, you have a wide range of Tilburg University Master's programs to choose from. Some Master's programs require you to take certain courses during your Bachelor's program in order to be admitted. Make sure to check the application and admission page of the Master's program of your choice. With your Bachelor's degree, you will have access to the following Master's programs at Tilburg University:
Sociology: Politics, Policy and Society in Comparative Perspective
Translate important societal questions from both micro and macro perspectives into sociological problems related to politics, social cohesion, and inequality.
Health, Wellbeing and Society
Become a specialist in the fields of healthcare policy, societal resilience, and health and wellbeing. The focus of this Master's Program is to understand how to create resilient and healthy people and communities, which can adapt to changing conditions that may influence their health and wellbeing.
Politics, Policy and Societal Development
Become an expert in sustainable development in an international context by addressing global societal challenges. You acquire a macro- and meso-level perspective on sustainable development with a focus on social and economic drivers and motives.
Sociology track (Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Become a research specialist on social inequality and social cohesion, with a comparative and dynamic perspective. Learn advanced research methods to unravel the mechanisms underlying peoples’ reactions to changes that are either episodic (e.g., unemployment, sickness) or structural and long-lasting (e.g., globalization, aging).
Sociology and Population Studies (Double degree)
Study modern societies by combining the Sociology Master’s programs from Tilburg University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain). Learn how to identify the main forces and challenges faced by key social institutions in modern society, such as families, schools, communities, and jobs.
Sociology and Social Research (Double degree)
Become an expert in political research, social policy, and solving social cohesion related-issues by combining the Sociology Master’s programs from Tilburg University and the University of Trento (Italy). Focus on political research and qualitative research at the University of Trento and learn to translate societal problems into sociological research to evaluate and derive new policies at Tilburg University.
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