MSc Sociology: Gender, Sexuality and Society

University of Amsterdam
Master's Degree
Study mode
1 year
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Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have at least a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent thereof, in a field relevant to the Master’s degree.
  • English Language qualifications which are accepted / fulfill the university's requirements.


First semester 
The programme (60 ECTS) starts with a theory course in Sociological Perspectives and a Thematic Core Course which is part of the track. In the second block students follow an elective preferably relevant to the topic of the thesis. The first semester ends with an intensive Winter School in methods. Different courses are offered in both quantitative and qualitative methodology.
During the semester students will also follow a course in Labour Market Orientation, preparing them for the labour market.

Second semester
In the second semester, students start with another elective and a thesis seminar in which they will write their research proposal. The programme is concluded with a Master's thesis. 

The Master’s in Sociology culminates in the writing of a thesis, which is the final test of your academic skills.
Your thesis should show your ability to carry out independent and creative research, written up in a format which adheres to academic conventions. This makes your thesis the most important and most challenging, but also the hardest part of your Master’s programme. 
The Master’s thesis is supervised in thematic thesis groups, which start in the beginning of the second semester. They usually consist of 5 to 10 students. Each tracks has its own thematic thesis groups.

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