DDM Demography and Social Inequality

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
What impact did the recent economic crisis have on individuals' living and working conditions, on individuals' study and career choices, on social inequalities and social cohesion?

The Double Master's Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme spend one year studying at each university and graduate with two master's degrees: a Master of Sciences in Sociology and Social Research issued by the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies issued by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. 

The international master's programme focuses on demographic change, population dynamics and the challenges faced by modern societies due to increasing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and migration. Students will learn to apply advanced social research methods and data analysis, providing necessary tools to deal with current issues such as ageing, social inequality, family, integration and education, among others. Students will have the possibility of acquiring in-depth knowledge of these topics and developing interdisciplinary research skills.


diplomaMSc Population Studies
typedouble degree, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Master Event Spatial Sciences Groningen


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opbouwFor more information about the courses in this programme, please visit: http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/master-info-frw/courses-double-degree-master-demography-and-social-inequality
1e jaar
Analysis of Cross-Section Data
9 EC
Special Methods of Analysis
9 EC
Sociological Theories, or Social Structure and Social Inequality, or Comparative Social Research
6 EC
Markets, Institutions, Organisations
6 EC
Research Seminar on Social Inequality and Demography onderzoek
15 EC
Analysis of Longitudinal Data
9 EC
Social Change, or Family, Education, Migration, or Special Aspects or Sociology and Social Research
6 EC
2e jaar
Master's Thesis Population Studies
20 EC
Working with Data in Population Research
5 EC
Optional course (such as Population & Development, Employment & the Life Course, Wellbeing & Liveability) keuzevak
10 EC
Population, Health and Place
5 EC
Migration, Families and Households
5 EC
Life Tables and Population Projections
5 EC
Advanced Statistical Analysis
5 EC
Contemporary Population Issues
5 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2017
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14200
1 september 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system = a 7 in Dutch)

Very good intercultural and social skills

Proof of sufficient language skills in English of at least C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C))

An excellent bachelor's degree with at least 30 ECTS in Sociology and strong proficiency in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Empirical Social Research and in Statistics

Relevant practical experience is desirable

Letter of motivation in English explaining the reasons for applying to the Double Master's Programme (1-2 pages)

Studenten en studentenleven


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?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
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27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU


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Faculteitsvereniging van de Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/3 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM Demography and Social Inequality
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/3 Rijksuniversiteit
Population Studies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/3 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM Social Demography
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
algemeen oordeel4.6


De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

DDM Demography and Social Inequality aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 7 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.6 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The objective of the programme is to train young professionals and social scientists in the theories, analytical and methodological tools from both sociology and demography to conduct high quality research on how individuals' main life events (e.g. childbirth, education, marriage, occupation, divorce, death) both influence and are influenced by the social and geographical context in which they live.
The programme emphasizes the study of both advanced and developing societies from an unique interdisciplinary and dynamic perspective.
After graduation you can find work in business, the government, or non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Demographers are trained to work with and interpret large data files. You can use these skills to make policy or develop programmes. You can also pursue an academic career and apply for a PhD position.

During the programme at the University of Groningen we offer support for your career preparation. The Career Services are provided by the Careers Company and the UG Career Services.

More information about the Careers Company: http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/careers-company-frw/
More information about the UG Career Services: http://www.rug.nl/next/

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zoektijd baangoed
salaris na 1,5 jaar gemiddeld
kans op een vaste baan slecht
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

Potentiële beroepen

  • coördinator sociologisch onderzoek
  • directeur onderzoeksinstelling sociale wetenschappen
  • gedragswetenschapper
  • leidinggevende sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek
  • methodoloog
  • projectleider-coördinator sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek
  • sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoeker
bron: CBS


Drs. Nienke Harteveld

Study advisor Spatial Sciences (Groningen)

E: n.harteveld@rug.nl
T: 0503633906
Xenia Elbrächter

Programme Management (Cologne)

E: wiso-dmp@uni-koeln.de
T: +49 (0)221 470-7702
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.