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Master Sociology 2017-2018
Double Degrees
Peter Achterberg (head of department)
Lynn van Vugt, MSc (former student)
Francesco Marolla (student – University of Trento)
1. Set up of the program
2. Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
3. University of Trento
4. Back to Tilburg University
5. Student experiences
6. Career Perspectives
7. Admission and Application
8. More information
Master Sociology: Double Degree Program
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What does the Double
Degree Program look like?
Two options
Tilburg University &
University of Trento (IT)
Tilburg University &
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
(Barcelona, ES)
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Structure
Titles
• MSc Sociology (TiU)
• MSc Sociology and Social
Research (University of Trento)
3 YEARS IN 2!
4 semesters, 120 ECTS
• 2 semesters University of Trento
(sep-june), 60 ECTS
• 2 semesters TiU (sep-june), 60
ECTS
Language: English
Titles
• MSc Sociology (TiU)
• Master of Research in Sociology
and Demography (Universitat
Pompeu Fabra)
2 YEARS IN 1,5!
3 Semesters, 90 ECTS
• 2 terms UPF (sep-march), 40 ECTS
• 3 blocks TiU (sep-june), 50 ECTS
Language: English
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Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona, Spain
Lynn van Vugt: former student
• International Master in Sociology and Population Studies
• Approach
 Specialized Master
 (Socio-) Demography
 Quantitative research
• Bon dia! Buenos días (Basic Catalan/Spanish)
• Selection: Motivation & English proficiency
Profile Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
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Program Double Degree Universitat Pompeu Fabra
First 3/4 year: Coursework and Master’s thesis preparation at UPF (40 ECTS)
Term 1: October-December
Demographic Changes and Social
Dynamics (5 ECTS)
Techniques of Statistical Analysis I
(5 ECTS)
Research and Data Analysis Seminar
(5 ECTS)
Elective (5 ECTS)
Fundamentals of Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Term 2: January – March
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
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• Ranked as best university of Spain
• Beautiful library and campus
• A lot of student engagement
• Great location (close to the beach, parks, and El Born)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona
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Several options:
• Book a hostel and look for accommodation
• Online booking
• RESA Housing
• Living expenses are comparable with NL
• My experiences
Housing and living expenses
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University of Trento, Italy
Francesco Marolla: Master Student from
University of Trento
• First department of Sociology in Italy
• Approach
 Social policy
 Methodology
 Qualitative research
• Learn some basic italian
• Selection: Motivation & English proficiency
Profile University of Trento
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Program Double Degree University of Trento
First year: Coursework at University of Trento (60 ECTS)
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Semester 1: September-December
Survey Design for Social Research
(with Lab) – 4,5 ECTS (annual)
Qualitative Methods (with Lab)
4,5 ECTS (annual)
Quantitative Methods (with Lab)
9 ECTS
Statistics for Opinion Research
6 ECTS
Credit seminars (elective) – 6 ECTS
Education and social inequalities
Family dynamics, labor market inequalities
Semester 2: February – May
Survey Design for Social Research
(with Lab) – 4,5 ECTS (annual)
Qualitative Methods (with Lab)
4,5 ECTS (annual)
Culture and Lifestyles – 6 ECTS
Research Methods in Political Science
6 ECTS
Research Methods in History – 6 ECTS
Methodological lab (elective) – 3 ECTS
Panel data analysis
Social media analysis
The life in Trento
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Different options:
• San Bartolameo: Lodgings by the University guild; among the
cheapest solutions (double and single rooms)
• Many international students live there
• Facilities
• Otherwise… private renting
• Housing and living expenses slightly lower than in NL
Housing and living expenses
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Back to Tilburg University
• Societally oriented
 Poverty, inequalities, social cohesion, populism
 How can we explain the growth of populism?
• Research oriented
Master’s Thesis / more advanced statistics
• Policy oriented
 Derive policy solutions from sociological analysis
 How effective are they?
Profile of Tilburg University
Society, Policy & Politics in Comparative Perspective
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Program Double Degree Tilburg University
Second year: Coursework at Tilburg University and Master’s Thesis
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Semester Course
1 Social Policy & Social Risks (6 ECTS)
1 Social Capital: Networks, Resources, Attitudes (6 ECTS)
2 (only Trento) The Social Structure of Western Societies (6 ECTS)
2 Politics and Society in Comparative Perspective (6 ECTS)
1+2 Master Seminar Sociology (12 ECTS)
1+2 Master Thesis (24 ECTS)
It is possible to:
• Combine your Double Degree with the Extended Master
Sociology in Tilburg
• Half year extension
• Traineeship is 30 ECTS
• Language: Dutch or English
• Title: (double) MSc + professional certificate
Extended Master Sociology
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Career Perspectives
Where are our graduates working?
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Where are our graduates working?
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Politician
Lecturer
Organization-
or HR Advisor
Policy Advisor
Researcher
12%
14%
21%
9%
9%2%
12%
2%
19%
ScientistRemaining functions
Manager/
Director
Journalist
Where are our graduates working?
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Lynn van Vugt: former student
Why the Double
Degree?
Why the Double Degree?
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• 2 Degrees
• Unique experience to develop yourself on an
academic and personal level
• Unique experience abroad
• Highly-ranked Universities
• Internationally well-known professors
• Focus on quantitative analysis
Admission & Application
Admission and application
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Application Deadlines
• Universitat Pompeu Fabra: 15 July
• University of Trento: 1 July
Selection: Motivation & English proficiency
See the website for more information
• https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/onderwijs/masteropleidingen/sociology/Double
-Degree-UPF-Tilburg/
• https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/onderwijs/masteropleidingen/sociology/trento/
Double Degree Programs
Trento:
Year 1: Registration TiU / TiU fee; about € 2.000
Year 2: Registration TiU / TiU fee; about € 2.000
UPF: Registration TiU/UPF; about € 4.000 in total
Tuition Fees
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More information?
More Information www.tilburguniversity.edu/master/sociology
Contact:
• Dr. Ruud Luijkx, program director: r.luijkx@tilburguniversity.edu
• Lynn van Vugt, former student (UPF) : lynnvanvugt@hotmail.com
• Angelica Maineri, former student (Trento) : a.m.maineri@tilburguniversity.edu
• Francesca Zanasi, former student (Trento): f.zanasi@tilburguniversity.edu
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Master sociology double degree 23 march 2017

  • 1. Master Sociology 2017-2018 Double Degrees Peter Achterberg (head of department) Lynn van Vugt, MSc (former student) Francesco Marolla (student – University of Trento)
  • 2. 1. Set up of the program 2. Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona 3. University of Trento 4. Back to Tilburg University 5. Student experiences 6. Career Perspectives 7. Admission and Application 8. More information Master Sociology: Double Degree Program Slide 2 of 30
  • 3. What does the Double Degree Program look like?
  • 4. Two options Tilburg University & University of Trento (IT) Tilburg University & Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, ES) Slide 4 of 30
  • 5. Structure Titles • MSc Sociology (TiU) • MSc Sociology and Social Research (University of Trento) 3 YEARS IN 2! 4 semesters, 120 ECTS • 2 semesters University of Trento (sep-june), 60 ECTS • 2 semesters TiU (sep-june), 60 ECTS Language: English Titles • MSc Sociology (TiU) • Master of Research in Sociology and Demography (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) 2 YEARS IN 1,5! 3 Semesters, 90 ECTS • 2 terms UPF (sep-march), 40 ECTS • 3 blocks TiU (sep-june), 50 ECTS Language: English Slide 5 of 30
  • 6. Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain Lynn van Vugt: former student
  • 7. • International Master in Sociology and Population Studies • Approach  Specialized Master  (Socio-) Demography  Quantitative research • Bon dia! Buenos días (Basic Catalan/Spanish) • Selection: Motivation & English proficiency Profile Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Slide 7 of 30
  • 8. Program Double Degree Universitat Pompeu Fabra First 3/4 year: Coursework and Master’s thesis preparation at UPF (40 ECTS) Term 1: October-December Demographic Changes and Social Dynamics (5 ECTS) Techniques of Statistical Analysis I (5 ECTS) Research and Data Analysis Seminar (5 ECTS) Elective (5 ECTS) Fundamentals of Research Qualitative Research Methods Term 2: January – March 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 Slide 8 of 30
  • 9. • Ranked as best university of Spain • Beautiful library and campus • A lot of student engagement • Great location (close to the beach, parks, and El Born) Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona Slide 9 of 30
  • 10. Several options: • Book a hostel and look for accommodation • Online booking • RESA Housing • Living expenses are comparable with NL • My experiences Housing and living expenses Slide 10 of 30
  • 11. University of Trento, Italy Francesco Marolla: Master Student from University of Trento
  • 12. • First department of Sociology in Italy • Approach  Social policy  Methodology  Qualitative research • Learn some basic italian • Selection: Motivation & English proficiency Profile University of Trento Slide 12 of 30
  • 13. Program Double Degree University of Trento First year: Coursework at University of Trento (60 ECTS) Slide 13 of 30 Semester 1: September-December Survey Design for Social Research (with Lab) – 4,5 ECTS (annual) Qualitative Methods (with Lab) 4,5 ECTS (annual) Quantitative Methods (with Lab) 9 ECTS Statistics for Opinion Research 6 ECTS Credit seminars (elective) – 6 ECTS Education and social inequalities Family dynamics, labor market inequalities Semester 2: February – May Survey Design for Social Research (with Lab) – 4,5 ECTS (annual) Qualitative Methods (with Lab) 4,5 ECTS (annual) Culture and Lifestyles – 6 ECTS Research Methods in Political Science 6 ECTS Research Methods in History – 6 ECTS Methodological lab (elective) – 3 ECTS Panel data analysis Social media analysis
  • 14. The life in Trento Slide 14 of 30
  • 15. Different options: • San Bartolameo: Lodgings by the University guild; among the cheapest solutions (double and single rooms) • Many international students live there • Facilities • Otherwise… private renting • Housing and living expenses slightly lower than in NL Housing and living expenses Slide 15 of 30
  • 16. Back to Tilburg University
  • 17. • Societally oriented  Poverty, inequalities, social cohesion, populism  How can we explain the growth of populism? • Research oriented Master’s Thesis / more advanced statistics • Policy oriented  Derive policy solutions from sociological analysis  How effective are they? Profile of Tilburg University Society, Policy & Politics in Comparative Perspective Slide 17 of 30
  • 18. Program Double Degree Tilburg University Second year: Coursework at Tilburg University and Master’s Thesis Slide 18 of 30 Semester Course 1 Social Policy & Social Risks (6 ECTS) 1 Social Capital: Networks, Resources, Attitudes (6 ECTS) 2 (only Trento) The Social Structure of Western Societies (6 ECTS) 2 Politics and Society in Comparative Perspective (6 ECTS) 1+2 Master Seminar Sociology (12 ECTS) 1+2 Master Thesis (24 ECTS)
  • 19. It is possible to: • Combine your Double Degree with the Extended Master Sociology in Tilburg • Half year extension • Traineeship is 30 ECTS • Language: Dutch or English • Title: (double) MSc + professional certificate Extended Master Sociology Slide 19 of 30
  • 21. Where are our graduates working? Slide 21 of 30
  • 22. Where are our graduates working? Slide 22 of 30 Politician Lecturer Organization- or HR Advisor Policy Advisor Researcher 12% 14% 21% 9% 9%2% 12% 2% 19% ScientistRemaining functions Manager/ Director Journalist
  • 23. Where are our graduates working? Slide 23 of 30
  • 24. Lynn van Vugt: former student Why the Double Degree?
  • 25. Why the Double Degree? Slide 25 of 30 • 2 Degrees • Unique experience to develop yourself on an academic and personal level • Unique experience abroad • Highly-ranked Universities • Internationally well-known professors • Focus on quantitative analysis
  • 27. Admission and application Slide 27 of 30 Application Deadlines • Universitat Pompeu Fabra: 15 July • University of Trento: 1 July Selection: Motivation & English proficiency See the website for more information • https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/onderwijs/masteropleidingen/sociology/Double -Degree-UPF-Tilburg/ • https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/onderwijs/masteropleidingen/sociology/trento/
  • 28. Double Degree Programs Trento: Year 1: Registration TiU / TiU fee; about € 2.000 Year 2: Registration TiU / TiU fee; about € 2.000 UPF: Registration TiU/UPF; about € 4.000 in total Tuition Fees Slide 28 of 30
  • 30. More Information www.tilburguniversity.edu/master/sociology Contact: • Dr. Ruud Luijkx, program director: r.luijkx@tilburguniversity.edu • Lynn van Vugt, former student (UPF) : lynnvanvugt@hotmail.com • Angelica Maineri, former student (Trento) : a.m.maineri@tilburguniversity.edu • Francesca Zanasi, former student (Trento): f.zanasi@tilburguniversity.edu Slide 30 of 30