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Extended Master Sociology

Sociology Master's students can also apply for the extended master, which adds a junior traineeship of 30 ECTS (half a year) to the regular master's program. Through a junior traineeship at a partner organization, the extended master provides relevant working experience and learning opportunities to enhance your professional and academic skills.

Extend your master with a junior traineeship

  • The workload of the junior traineeship is equivalent to 30 ECTS.
  • During your traineeship, 50% of your time will be dedicated to existing (research) projects; you will dedicate the other 50% of the time to your research and writing your master’s thesis.
  • The subject of your master's thesis will be preferably, but not necessarily, connected to your junior traineeship.

Application and admission

You can only apply for the extended master once you’ve started the master's program in Sociology. If you are interested, you must contact your program coordinator for information.

  • At the start of the master’s program in Sociology, there will be an information meeting organized for students who are interested in the extended master Sociology. In this meeting you’ll be informed on the application procedure, application deadline, possible partner organizations, and the structure of the program and traineeship.
  • For more information about the Extended Master Sociology, please contact Loek Halman via e-mail at

Partner organizations

  • AO Consult
    Arbeid Opleidingen Consult
  • Gemeente Tilburg
  • Movisie
    Landelijk Kennisinstituut en adviesbu-reau voor maatschappelijke ontwikkeling
  • Mulier
    Instituut ter bevordering van de sociaal-wetenschappelijke kennisontwikkeling en beleidseffectiviteit op het terrein van sport.
  • Nivel
    Nederlands instituut voor onderzoek van de gezondheidszorg 
    YES! project
  • PON
    Sociaal-cultureel planbureau voor Brabant
  • ROA
    The Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market, Maastricht
  • SCP
    Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau
  • Oberon
    Onderzoeks- en adviesbureau voor de onderwijs- en welzijnssector, Utrecht
  • OI
    Onderwijs Inspectie (OW)
  • Inspectie SZW
    Sociale Inlichtingen- en Opsporings-dienst, Ministerie van SZW
  • CBS
    Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek
  • Gemeente Helmond
    Afdeling Onderzoek en Statistiek
  • Gemeente Breda
    Afdeling Onderzoek en Informatie
  • VJI
    Verweij-Jonker Instituut

Interested in the MSc Sociology?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application