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  • 1. Master Sociology 2014-2015 Dr. Ruud Luijkx (program director) Niels van den Berg (student) Gabriele Mari (student)
  • 2. Program Master Sociology 1. How does it look like? 2. What can you do after? 3. Why in Tilburg? 4. Admission 5. ULT 1st degree teacher 6. More info 2
  • 3. 1. How does it look like? 3
  • 4. Options A. (regular) Master Sociology B. Extended Master Sociology C. Double Degrees - Tilburg & Trento - Tilburg & Barcelona D. Research Master TSB 4
  • 5. A. (regular) Master Sociology • One year • 2 Semesters, 60 ECTS • Language: English • Title: MSc 5
  • 6. Profile • SOCIAL COHESION • Societally oriented  E.g.: Decline in solidarity? • Theoretically oriented  E.g.: Why some more than others? • Research oriented  Master’s Thesis  More advanced statistics • Policy oriented  E.g.: Enhance the welfare state? 6
  • 7. Semester 1 Block 1 Block 2 Sociological Research Lab (6 ECTS - Ruud Luijkx) Populism in Comparative Perspective (6 ECTS - Peter Achterberg) Social Capital and Trust (6 ECTS - Tim Reeskens & Erik van Ingen) Social Policy & Social Risks (6 ECTS - Caroline Dewilde) Recent Advances in Sociology (6 ECTS - Philipp Lersch, Paul de Graaf & Wilfred Uunk) Master Seminar (0 ECTS - Ruud Luijkx) 7
  • 8. Semester 2 Master Seminar (6 ECTS - Ruud Luijkx) Master Thesis Sociology (24 ECTS - Sociology professors) 8
  • 9. Examples Master’s Thesis • Feelings of insecurity in 17 nations • Mental health and division of labor in couples • School dropout among ethnic minorities • Social contacts and feelings of trust • Changes in happiness in Eastern Europe • The erosion of friendships • Discrimination of minorities in the labor market 9
  • 10. B. Extended Master Sociology • One and half year • 3 Semesters, 90 ECTS  SEM 1: regular Master  SEM 2 & 3: traineeship + thesis • 50% traineeship (2.5 days) / 50% thesis (2.5 days) • Language: English / traineeship: Dutch • Title: MSc + professional certificate 10
  • 11. Traineeship • Participate in (research) projects of organization / firm • Possible traineeship salary (max € 250) • Selection  Motivation  By employer; regular application! • Why do it?  Working experience  Practical knowledge  Policy & advice experience  Future job? 11
  • 12. List of trainee organizations A&O Arbeid Opleidingen Consult http://www.aoconsult.nl/dienste n/onderzoek IVA Instituut voor Beleidsonderzoek en Advies http://www.iva.nl/ Movisie Landelijk Kennisinstituut en adviesbureau voor maatschappelijke ontwikkeling http://www.movisie.nl NIDI Nederlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut http://www.nidi.knaw.nl PON Sociaal-cultureel planbureau voor Brabant http://www.hetpon.nl/ ResearchNed Onderzoek, beleidsadvisering en kennisoverdracht in onderwijsgerelateerde thema’s http://www.researchned.nl/ SCP Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau http://www.scp.nl/ SIOB Sectorinstituut Openbare Bibliotheken http://www.siob.nl/ SIOD Sociale Inlichtingen- en Opsporingsdienst, Min. SZW http://www.siod.nl/ 12
  • 13. C. Double Degree Sociology Tilburg & Trento • Two years • 4 Semesters, 120 ECTS  SEM 1 & 4 Tilburg University  SEM 2 & 3 University of Trento • Language: English • Titles  MSc Sociology (Tilburg)  MSc Sociology and Social Research (Trento) • 3 YEARS IN 2! 13
  • 14. Semester 2 Trento, ITALY Sociological Approaches to Culture Qualitative Methods Culture and Globalization Methodology 14
  • 15. Semester 3 Trento, ITALY Research Methods in History Comparative Sociology Public policy evaluation Communication, Science and Technology 15
  • 16. Profile Trento • Approach  Social policy  Political science  Qualitative research • Buongiorno! (Basic Italian) • Unique experience abroad • Selection: Nominal study duration and Motivation 16
  • 17. C. Double Degree Sociology Tilburg & Barcelona (UPF) • One and a half year • 3 Semesters, 90 ECTS  SEM 1 & 2 Universitat Pompeu Fabra  SEM 3 Tilburg University • Language: English • Titles  MSc Sociology (Tilburg)  Master of Research in Sociology and Demography (UPF) • 2 YEARS IN 1.5! 17
  • 18. Semester 1 (October-December) UPF, Barcelona, Spain Demographic Changes and Social Dynamics (5 ECTS) Techniques of Statistical Analysis I (5 ECTS) Joint Master’s Seminar (5 ECTS) Elective (5 ECTS) Fundamentals of Research Qualitative Research Methods 18
  • 19. Semester 2 (January-March) UPF, Barcelona, Spain Analysis of Social Inequalities (5 ECTS) Gender, Family and Society (5 ECTS) Individual Research Proposal (5 ECTS) Elective (5 ECTS) Migrations and Society Health and Inequality Labour Economics 19
  • 20. Profile UPF • International Master in Sociology and Population Studies • Approach  Specialized Master  (Socio-) Demography  Quantitative research • Bon dia! Buenos días (Basic Catalan/Spanish) • Unique experience abroad • Selection: Nominal study duration and Motivation 20
  • 21. D. Research Master TSB • Facts • 2 years, 4 Semesters, 120 ECTS • Language: English • Title: MSc • For: those interested in research career • Unique interdisciplinary major: Social Psychology, Sociology, Organisation Studies, Methodology&Statistics • Minors: Social Sciences, Social Psychology, Methodology&Statistics • Traineeship, also abroad • Admission: for research-oriented BA students in social sciences (Av. Grade > 7.5) 21
  • 22. 2. What can you do after? 22
  • 23. Occupational sectors 23
  • 24. Occupations Manager at advice bureau Policy maker/advisor welfare/security for (local) government Policy advisor/researcher for (local) government Program manager, culture for (local) government Research coordinator with health care company Manager of employment agency Deputy Director in higher education Therapist at a psychotherapeutic center Market researcher at a commerical research bureau Strategic researcher at a statistics bureau 24
  • 25. 3. Why in Tilburg? 25
  • 26. 5 Good reasons 1. Broad Master Options 2. Unique traineeship possibility! 3. Small scale / favorable student-staff ratio 4. Good student evaluations 5. High succes rates 26
  • 27. 4. Admission 27
  • 28. Admitted if… 1. BA or Premaster Sociology from Tilburg University, or 2. BA or Premaster Sociology from elsewhere, or 3. BA Organization Studies or Human Resource Studies TiU - with minor Sociology (18 ects) Pre-master Sociology for most others - HBO enrollers (http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/studenten/administratie/ins chrijven/tilburg-university/toelating-social-sciences/ ) - TSB (Organization Studies, Human Resource Studies & Psychology) bachelors - no minor SOC - Non-TSB bachelors - Other master  Ask & inform 28
  • 29. Admission procedure • Admission procedure: • BA TiU  Studielink • Else NL  Studielink + Request for Admission TSB • Outside NL  Request Admission TSB first • http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/studenten/administratie/inschrij ven/eerste-master/ • Bachelor-before-Master rule  all courses BA or Premaster have to be completed 29
  • 30. Tuition Fees • Regular Master  Normal fee Master (wettelijk tarief collegegeld, € 1.906) • Extended Master  Normal fee Master + ½ yr fee SEM 3 • Double Degrees  Trento: Year 1: Double registration / TiU fee Year 2: Registration TiU / Tiu fee  UPF: Registration TiU/UPF; total € 3.101  Standard 2nd Master fee! 30
  • 31. ULT 31
  • 32. ‘Post’-master education Universitaire Leraren Opleiding Maatschappijleer & Maatschappijwetenschappen • One year ‘post’-master • Title: 1st degree-teacher • Fees: Standard 2nd MA fee, lage instellingstarief, & study loan IB group • Program  SEM 1: Didactical skills + Internship school (30 ECTS)  SEM 2: Internship school + educational research (30 ECTS)  1 day TiU / 3 days school / 1 day self-study 32
  • 33. Admission ULT • Directly if master …  Sociology, Bestuurskunde, Organisatiewetenschappen, Communi catiewetenschappen, Culturele antropologie, Politicologie, Algemene Sociale Wetenschappen • Indirectly if master  Criminologie, Cultuurwetenschappen, Europese Studies, Maatschappijgeschiedenis, Onderwijskunde, Pedagogie k, Psychologie, Rechten  Via 1-year deficiency program ULT  See https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/onderwijs/masteropleidingen/lerar enopleiding/Lerarenopleiding-Maatschappijleer- Maatschappijwetenschappen/ 33
  • 34. Some experiences • Niels van den Berg: master student • Gabriele Mari: double degree student from Trento 34
  • 35. 6. More info 35
  • 36. Further info • Information market • http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/onderwijs/masteropleidingen/sociology/ • Academic Advisor Master: Renske Helmer, R.M.S.Helmer@uvt.nl • Program Director Master Sociology: Dr. Ruud Luijkx, r.luijkx@uvt.nl • Program Director ULT: Dr. Wilfred Uunk, w.uunk@uvt.nl 36