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 with 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 inequalities. Study issues such as populism, social movements, and the welfare state, evaluate social policies and use research as input for new policies. Sociology: Politics, Policy and Society in Comparative Perspective is a track of the MSc Sociology.
Health, Wellbeing and Society
Become a specialist in the fields of healthcare policy, societal resillience, and health and wellbeing. You analyze how health and wellbeing are influenced by societal and contextual structures, how health and wellbeing is distributed across Western societies, and how policy can improve health and wellbeing at micro-meso and macro-levels of society.
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. You translate important societal questions into sociological research to evaluate policies and to serve as input for new policies.
Sociology track (Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Become a research specialist on social inequality and social cohesion in a comparative and dynamic perspective. Learn advanced research methods to unravel the mechanisms underlying peoples’ adaptive reactions to changes that are either episodic (e.g., unemployment, sickness) or structural and long-lasting (e.g., globalization, aging). This program is a track of the Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Sociology and Population Studies (Double degree)
Study modern societies in Tilburg and Barcelona. Learn how to identify the main forces and challenges faced by key social institutions in modern society, such as families, schools, communities, and jobs. Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Tilburg University, two of the highest-ranked Social Science Departments in Europe, have combined their strengths to offer excellent Double-degree research training.
Sociology and Social Research (Double degree)
Become an expert in political research, social policy and solving social cohesion related-issues by taking the Sociology Master’s programs from both Tilburg University and the University of Trento (Italy). Focus on political research, social policy and qualitative research at the University of Trento and learn to translate societal problems into sociological research in order to evaluate current policy and derive new policy at Tilburg University.
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