1 year (60 ECTS)
Master of Science (MSc)
End of August
April 1 for non-EU/EEA, July 1 for EU/EEA
MSc track Politics, Policy and Societal Development
Address global societal challenges such as poverty, migration, climate change, or humanitarian interventions from a societal, policy and political perspective. In this track of the MSc Sociology you will get a macro-level perspective on sustainable development and you will understand the triggers of it, based on the theories and methods pertinent to the specialization Global Management of Social Issues.
Why Politics, Policy and Societal Development track
- Become an expert in sustainable development within an international context by addressing global societal challenges, such as poverty, migration, climate change, or humanitarian interventions after a natural disaster from a sociological perspective.
- Learn how to run projects and compose teams of experts that work on such 'wicked problems'.
- International perspective focusing on social policy and social risks, and cross-country analyses of politics and societies.
- Taught in small, interactive workgroups with excellent individual thesis supervision
As a graduate you are able to:
- Create a mutual understanding of the problem. Frame problems from multiple perspectives, disciplines and levels of analysis, with a focus on group dynamics.
- Promote sustainable development. Analyze multiple drivers and outcomes of societal issues at multiple levels, as well as of interventions aimed at addressing global challenges - all to promote sustainable development at macro as well as micro level.
- Lead and participate in the change- and innovation-oriented projects aiming to tackle these societal challenges.
With these skills you could be working as a linking pin in a multi-disciplinary team, as a project manager or as a consultant, but also as a policymaker or policy consultant confronted with inter-organizational or inter-governmental partnerships.