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Program and courses BSc International Sociology

The Bachelor's program in International Sociology focuses on the dynamics between man and society. You study social themes such as migration, cultural differences, and poverty and inequality, while connecting these themes to politics and policy. International Sociology uses a comparative perspective on the Western world.

Video: short overview of the program (02:58)

Structure of the program

During the program, you put into practice what you have learned in order to prepare for your career. You 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.  

You can also join Study Association Versot. They organize formal and informal activities for their members.

The first-year content
The second-year content
The third-year content

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

Go to the course descriptions


Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.


Specializations within International Sociology

Depending on your ambitions and interests, in your second year you make a choice of two specializations: 'Culture in comparative perspective' or 'Social risks in a changing world'. These specializations are unique and can only be followed at Tilburg University.

Culture in comparative perspective
Social risks in a changing world

Why International Sociology in Tilburg?

  • You have the chance to self-direct your education by choosing one of two specializations in which Tilburg excels: ‘Culture in comparative perspective’ or ‘Social risks in a changing world’. The program therefore offers flexibility and freedom of choice.
  • If you choose International Sociology in Tilburg, you not only pick a quality academic program, but you also learn how to put your knowledge into practice. You will learn how to deal with current and relevant issues and how to work on these issues during and after your studies.
  • In this small-scale, international program you will quickly get to know your fellow students and easily contact lecturers. One of the lecturers will become your personal study mentor, whom you will meet regularly throughout your studies to discuss your study progress, interests, ambitions and career opportunities.
  • In this program, you will pay a lot of attention to your personal and professional growth, preparing for your career. You will have the opportunity to do an internship in the third year, and through PASS, the program also pays attention to professional skills. Watch a short video about our Program for Academic Study Success (PASS) (2:21 min).
  • This program offers a comparative, international perspective on the Western world.

Interested in the Bachelor's program in International Sociology?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application