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Sociology: Bamberg - Tilburg (Double degree)

2 years English Starts end of August

Combine the Sociology Master’s programs from Tilburg University and the University of Bamberg (Germany). The program features a research-oriented curriculum from sociological theory to empirical social research. You’ll attend classes in sociological theory, empirical research methods, social structure analysis, and social policy.


Program and courses

  • Ultimate international experience by studying in Germany  for a year.

  • Get two full Master’s degrees in Sociology from two outstanding academic institutions.
    - The degree of the University of Bamberg focuses on the specializations "Empirical Social Research" and "Education, Labour Market, Inequality".
    - The degree of Tilburg University focuses on translating societal problems into sociological research from both micro (family, social networks, crime) and macro perspectives (welfare state, solidarity) to evaluate current policy with and derive new policies from.

  • Expand your knowledge and practical skills with a traineeship :
    - The Extended Master provides you with a half year traineeship position and adds one semester to the total program. Enhance your skills and gain relevant work experience.

Typical courses are:

  • Sociological Theory
  • Social Policy and Social Risks
  • Social Capital: Networks, Resources and Attitudes 

More on the program and courses

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Career prospects

The MSc Sociology Double Degree program is a broad, international oriented program that can lead to employment in a wide range of fields and jobs in Europe and beyond.

  • Work in fields such as labor and employment, culture, welfare, recreation, education, or health care.  
  • Wide range of employers, ranging from government institutions to private companies and research agencies.
  • Interested in business, marketing or journalism? The Guardian states that Sociology gives you a head-start, listing a range of specific abilities and skills associated with a degree in sociology, including “ability to judge and evaluate evidence; understanding the complexity and diversity of situations(…); collecting information; making reasoned and logical arguments.” 

Some examples of our graduates' first jobs:

  • European Commission
  • Medtronic
  • Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (Netherlands) 

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 4.8
  • Finds a job within one month after graduation: 50% 
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 2,309

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2015

    More on your career prospects

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    Application and admission

    This program starts:

    End of August.

    Best preparatory programs:

    • Sociology
    • Psychology
    • Social Geography
    • Anthropology
    • Culture Studies
    • Human Resource Studies
    • Organization Studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Pre-Master’s program:

    Half-year Pre-Master’s program (30 ECTS) available if your previous program is relevant but does not meet the required entry level, for example a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Sciences. Please note: the Pre-Master’s program starts in Tilburg and has two intake moments (end of August and end of January).

    Tuition fees and scholarships

    International students find all information about tuition fees and scholarships here.

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