Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

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Do you want to research and analyse social developments? Then the master programme in Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam is the right choice for you.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee
Find out how cities are becoming new nodes in a world previously dominated by nation-states, analyse how national governments manage diversity and inequalities, learn about the ways in which new technologies impact work and its organisation, gain insight into pressing political dissatisfaction and the causes and consequences of political fragmentation.

You'll learn to answer the above questions by means of the latest insights from both theory and research, provided by dedicated professors who are in the top of their field. It's not just a cutting edge programme: Erasmus University Rotterdam is a highly ranked university in a diverse and vibrant city – the ideal setting for acquiring understanding of contemporary society.

Master specialisations:
  • Arbeid, Organisatie en Management (Dutch master programme)
  • Grootstedelijke Vraagstukken en Beleid (Dutch master programme)
  • Engaging Public Issues
  • Governance of Migration and Diversity
  • Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society
  • Politics and Society
  • Social Inequalities

Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :

Waarom aan de Erasmus?

  • The programme focuses on pressing social problems and intriguing social phenomena.
  • You will acquire state-of-the-art insights from sociology and related disciplines.
  • You will learn how to apply social theory to the big issues of contemporary society.
  • You will be inspired by enthusiastic scholars who are leaders within their discipline.


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specialisatie Politics and Society

How can increasing political distrust, cultural conflicts and rising support for populist parties be understood?

What are the causes of political fragmentation and what are its consequences for governing modern societies? You learn to answer such questions by combining theoretical and empirical insights in analyzing key developments in both politics and society.

specialisatie Governance of Migration and Diversity

What are the opportunities for the management of migration flows? How to incorporate newcomers into host societies?

How to prevent discrimination and to promote contact and cohesion in culturally diverse societies?
The one-year Master programme in Governance of Migration and Diversity integrates knowledge from various disciplines with a focus on how public and private organisations can respond to the opportunities and challenges offered by migration and diversity. It brings together history, sociology, politics, international development and urbanism as a foundation for a better understanding of the governance of migration and diversity.

specialisatie Engaging Public Issues

This master programme enables you to understand how concerns such as climate change, racism or automation become public issues. It provides you with the tools to navigate such issues.

If you're interested in understanding how algorithms can be racist, how your smartphone is a political object, or how climate change becomes an issue for a growing number of people, this Master's programme is for you. It deals with contemporary public issues such as racism, automation or global warming that mobilize people as publics to work towards change. Such issues are shaped far beyond the traditional domain of electoral politics and involve publics with different identities and interests, and with different ways of imagining the future.

The Engaging Public Issues Master's programme enables you to understand how public issues emerge. It provides you with the tools to navigate and broker complex issues, to develop your own engagement with them and to intervene in them.

During the programme, you get to work on issues you choose, and ask questions such as:

  • how are alternative futures imagined by climate activists, policy makers and professionals?
  • how does public mobilization around sexism or racism take shape?
  • how are public issues mediated through online platforms like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook?
  • how does the 'smart city' change urban politics?

specialisatie Social Inequalities

Social Inequalities offers insights into the causes and consequences of social inequality, the social processes that sustain it, and sheds light on ways in which social policies can reduce it.

The Sociology Master track Social Inequalities offers insights into the causes and consequences of social inequality, the social processes that sustain it, and sheds light on ways in which social policies can reduce it. The program consists of a series of courses in which issues concerning social inequality are approached from different scientific perspectives (i.e.
social stratification, the sociology of the family, the sociology of organizations, social policy, and welfare state research) and is characterized by theoretical pluralism. This approach is based on the idea that by offering a broad spectrum of theoretical insights, students are enabled to approach the issue of social inequalities from different perspectives and, on that basis, to arrive at a balanced assessment of (1) the ways in which these inequalities have increased or diminished over time, and (2) possible solutions to reduce them. The courses complement each other in terms of content and in terms of the level of analysis chosen, namely the micro level (the individual and the group), the meso level (the organizational level) and the macro level (institutions and environment).

specialisatie Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society

This new master programme provides you with a broad, multidisciplinary perspective on organisational dynamics in the digital society.

Based on three excellent research programs in the field of psychology, public administration and sociology, you will learn to critically reflect on new forms of labour and organisations from a multidisciplinary perspective.


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Toelating en kosten


1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend



estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
342kamerhuur in Rotterdamrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1210totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


29 studenten volgen deze opleiding
55% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2017
?% daarvan is vrouw
25922 studenten aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Rotterdam

64957studenten studerend
26950studenten woonachtig   
€ 342gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
27 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/6 Erasmus
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
2/6 Erasmus
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
3/6 RUG
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
66% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
4/6 Radboud Universiteit
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2015
Keuzegids topopleiding 2017
Keuzegids beste opleiding 2017  1e
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
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100% Nederlandstalig
5/6 UU
Contemporary Social Problems
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/6 Amsterdam UVA
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
38 eerstejaars
68% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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
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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 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Sociology aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam is beoordeeld door 46 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Once graduated, you will be able to work in various high-end jobs because you will be able to:

  • Analyse complex social problems using insights from both scientific theory and research;
  • Apply these insights to reflect on future developments;
  • Collect and process data in a scientific manner;
  • Substantiate and clearly communicate your findings.

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Potentiële beroepen

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


Programme Administrator


T: +31 10 408 2141
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