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MSc Social Sciences

Catalog id : 60214
 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15830 EUR
2006 EUR
2006 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Graduate School of Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)600

World University Ranking

About this course

The two-year Research Master's in Social Sciences offers you advanced training in contemporary social science research. The programme combines advanced social theory with innovative methodologies in a rigorous and multidisciplinary social science research environment.

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Eligibility Criteria

The number of available places is limited to 40 students per year. If more qualified students apply than there are places available, candidates with the most convincing academic standing are selected. This is based on:

  • Previous study results
  • The relevance of their previous studies
  • Previous knowledge of social sciences research methodology
  • Motivation
  • Job experience
  • Previously written academic work


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Course Modules

This two-year programme starts in September. It consists of:

  • 18 ECTS required courses for all tracks
  • 18-21 ECTS in thematic electives from the disciplinary specialization
  • 57-60 ECTS(depending on the methods track) in the field of research methodology, including a research-oriented internship; and/or an independent research project; and elective methods courses
  • 24 ECTS for writing an article which would qualify for publication in an international peer-reviewed journal or a high level monograph which would qualify as an independent publication from an academic publisher (thus totaling 120 ECTS)

The exact Course Catalogue can be found here: http://studiegids.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2016-2017-en/search-programme/programme/2397

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How to Apply

Please be sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • Register in Studielink
  • Application file submission
  • General application procedure (same for Dutch and International students):
  • Pay the Tuition Fee

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