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Program and courses Double degree in Sociology and Social Research

The degree of the University of Trento focuses on political research, social policy and qualitative research. The degree of Tilburg University focuses on translating societal problems into sociological research to evaluate current policy with and derive new policies from.

Program structure

This two-year program consists of 120 credits (ECTS):

  • The Master in Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento (60 ECTS):
    - 10 research methods and labs courses (51 ECTS)
    - 2 content courses (12 ECTS)

  • The Master in Sociology at Tilburg University (60 ECTS):
    - 5 content courses (27 ECTS)
    - 2 elective courses (9 ECTS)
    - Master’s thesis (24 ECTS)

The first year you’ll spend at the University of Trento in Trento, Italy. The second year you’ll spend at Tilburg University.

The program starts at the end of August.

Program content

Courses at University of Trento
Courses at Tilburg University
Master’s thesis at Tilburg University
Extended Master

Programs are subject to change, so we advise our students to check their exact program in the education catalog at the official start of the academic year.


Short overview of the Double Degree in Sociology and Social Research 

The degree of the University of Trento focuses on political research, social policy and qualitative research. The degree of Tilburg University focuses on translating societal problems into sociological research to evaluate current policy with and derive new policies from.

  • Get two full Master’s degrees in Sociology from two outstanding academic institutions.
  • Ultimate international experience by studying in Italy for a year.

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