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What will I learn?

Become an expert in political research, social policy and solving social cohesion related-issues by following 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 ones at Tilburg University.

Program and courses

Ultimate international experience by studying in Italy for a year.

Get two full Master’s degrees in Sociology from two outstanding academic institutions.

- 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 from both micro (family, social networks, crime) and macro perspectives (welfare state, solidarity) in order to evaluate current policy and derive new ones.

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:

Culture and Lifestyles

Social Capital: Networks Resources and Attitudes

The Social Structure of Western Societies

Social Policy and Social Risks

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.

Which department am I in?

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (11,79,321) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,



5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based) / 233 (computer-based).

For international students

University degree (undergraduate and/or graduate) in a –preferably- relevant discipline, e.g. the field of sociology, social sciences, or humanities

You can apply for admission BEFORE you have graduated, but you must graduate by September 1 at the latest.

You cannot be accepted onto this Master's program without having either a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field. However, work experience and personal interest will be taken into account when assessing your application for a Tilburg University Scholarship for Academic Excellence, if you wish to apply.

Sufficiently conversant in the social sciences e.g. knowledge of and practice in the application of (key) questions of sociology and of classical and modern sociological theories; basic knowledge of other social sciences e.g. psychology and economics.

Adequate knowledge of social science statistics and research methods.

You need to prove your proficiency in English by submitting the results of one of these tests:

TOEFL with a minimum score of 577 (paper-based) / 90 (internet-based).

Academic IELTS score with a minimum of 6.5 score overall and a minimum score of 6.0 on individual parts of the test.

Cambridge English test results: C1 advanced (formerly CAE) or C2 proficiency (formerly CPE). For both C1 and C2, we accept a score of A, B or C.


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