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What will I learn?

Address global societal challenges such as poverty, migration, climate change, or humanitarian interventions from a societal, policy and political perspective. In this track of the MSc Sociology you will get a macro-level perspective on sustainable development and you will understand the triggers of it, based on the theories and methods pertinent to the specialization Global Management of Social Issues.

Program and courses

Become an expert in sustainable development within an international context by addressing global societal challenges, such as poverty, migration, climate change, or humanitarian interventions after a natural disaster. The core theme is sustainable development with a focus on social and economic motives.

A different perspective on sustainable development: the Politics, Policy and Societal Development track address global societal issues from a societal, policy and political perspective.

Learn how to run projects and compose teams of experts that work on such 'wicked problems'.

Community-building activities throughout the program will ensure cohesion in the programs cohort. Become part of an innovative program which brings together academics and students from all over the world in a small-scale and interactive learning environment.

Typical courses are:

  • Social Changes and Sustainable Development
  • Social Policy and Social Risks
  • Politics and Society in Comparative Perspective

Career prospects

Become prepared to lead and participate in change- and innovation-oriented projects aiming to tackle societal challenges. In this program you’ll learn to combine multi-disciplinary disciplines to address complex societal challenges from a cross-cultural and international comparative perspective.

With this knowledge, you can think beyond country borders and the limits of one area of expertise. These skills are in great demand within companies, organizations and projects operating in international environments.

Which department am I in?

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (11,92,810) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,

TILBURG,

Noord-Brabant,

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

Education requirements:

Bachelor’s and/or a master's degree in social sciences e.g. Sociology.

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.

English language proficiency

You need to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting the results of either:

  • 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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