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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.19k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 15.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 2017

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    Networks can be key to holding together communities, organisations and political entities, but they can also be a major source of conflict, ineffectiveness, and decay. This unique program teaches and applies state-of-the-art theories and methods to enable you to better understand how the content, structure and dynamics of social networks affect society across a wide range of domains. The areas addressed reflect the staff's main areas of research expertise: collaboration in the care sector, joint production in firms, integration of ethnic minorities, transition to renewable sources of energy, bullying among adolescents, and healthy ageing. You will learn to apply theories relating to institutions and human behaviour to social networks, you will use cutting-edge tools and methods to gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative network data, and you will then apply this knowledge so you can analyse and improve policies and interventions.

    Instruction modes

    lecture, practicum

    Accreditation: NVAO, NVAO

    Erasmus Mundus program: This is an Erasmus Mundus program.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Admission requirements

    The official language of the programme is English. Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the following standard tests: TOEFL: ≥ 580 paper-based test, ≥ 237 computer-based test; ≥ 93 internet-based; IELTS (Academic): ≥ Band 6.5. Official test results must be supplied. Please note, we do not accept Institutional TOEFL results as evidence of English proficiency.

    Other requirements

    1. taaltoets cijfer The official language of the programme is English. Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the following standard tests: TOEFL: ≥ 580 paper-based test, ≥ 237 computer-based test; ≥ 93 internet-based; IELTS (Academic): ≥ Band 6.5. Official test results must be supplied. Please note, we do not accept Institutional TOEFL results as evidence of English proficiency.
    2. vooropleiding (ISPAC: vereiste vooropleiding) University BA- of BSc in Sociology or in one of the other Social Sciences, majoring Sociology. Good knowledge of research methodology and basic statistics. Admission for students from other universities depends on the courses they followed in their bachelor degree programme.
    3. schriftelijk verzoek To apply for this program, first go to Studielink. In Studielink, you first need to select “Sociology” from the drop-down list of study programs. After you have submitted your details in Studielink, you will receive an e-mail with the information necessary to activate your user account for OAS (the Online Application System). In OAS you can choose for the specific master program. See the following website for some guidance in OAS: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure. Please upload the following documents in OAS: * a certified copy of the (Bachelor) diploma on the basis of which you ask admission to our programme (both original language and translated in English) * a certified copy of your transcript of records (both original language and translated in English) * a certified copy of your results for one of the mentioned English tests (exc. for native speakers) * a copy of your passport or ID card * a letter of motivation * two references Please send all documents to: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Admissions Office, Faculteit Gedrags- en Maatschappijwetenschappen, Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen, The Netherlands. If you have any doubts about your application, please contact us at: bss.msc.admission@rug.nl. Write (type) a letter (no larger than one A4 sheet) explaining your motivation to follow this programme. You should consider at least the following topics: * Your motivation to study education at a Master's level; * Relevant study and/or work experience; * Areas of particular interest in Sociology; * Career perspectives and in what way completing this Master's programme would contribute to accomplish them.
    4. aanvullend vak The applicant must demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of research design, and various quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection, preferably questionnaire design and text analysis, and be able to apply these methods in empirical research. The applicant must demonstrate knowledge of statistics, including sampling, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, multiple regression and analysis of variance, and logistic regression, and must be able to apply these methods and models in empirical research. If the applicant is not able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge, the admissions committee may require the applicant to take a test.

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