DDM Social Demography

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
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typedouble degree, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee

The International Master in Social Demography is a Double Degree Program offered jointly by the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) of Barcelona and the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen (UG). After successful completion of the programme, students end up with two official diplomas: Master of Research in Sociology and Demography, issued by the University Pompeu Fabra, and Master of Science in Population Studies, issued by the University of Groningen.

The double degree programme, which is entirely offered in English, combines the strengths of two of the highest-ranked Social Science Departments in Europe to offer high level research training in Sociology and Demography.

The programme emphasizes the study of both advanced and developing societies from a unique interdisciplinary and dynamic perspective.

See the flyer: http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/more-education/FlyerDDMSocialDemography.pdf

Waarom aan de RUG?

The program combines the strengths of two of the highest-ranked Social Science Departments in Europe to offer high level research training in Sociology and Demography. It emphasizes the study of both advanced and developing societies from a dynamic perspective, using analytical and methodological tools from two disciplines. The program has a unique approach for understanding how individuals' main life events both influence and are influenced by the social context in which they live.


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opbouwFor detailed information on UPF' first year course contents and syllabi: https://www.upf.edu/web/mastersociologydemography/groningen-university
More information about these courses can be found on http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/master-info-frw/courses-double-degree-master-social-demography
1e jaar
Analysis of Social Inequalities
Demographic Changes and Social Dynamics
Gender, Family and Society
Social Policies and the Welfare State
Statistical Analysis Techniques I
Statistical Analysis Techniques II
Design, Evaluation and Analysis of Questionnaires for Survey Research keuzevak
Foundations of Political and Social Research keuzevak
Health and Inequality keuzevak
Labour Economics keuzevak
Migrations and Society keuzevak
2e jaar
Working with Data in Population Research
5 EC
Population, Health and Place
5 EC
Optional courses MSc Population studies
10 EC
Life Tables & Population Projections
5 EC
Migration, Families & Households
5 EC
Advanced Statistical Analysis
5 EC
Contemporary Population Issues
5 EC
Master's Thesis Population Studies
20 EC
Advanced Qualitative Research keuzevak


taal van onderwijs100% en
research, research project, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 15 juli 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend


aanvullende vakeisen
Students must have an adequate knowledge of research methods and techniques (students must have taken and passed one statistical course during their previous studies)

erkende certificaten
Students must have demonstrated their English language proficiency by submitting the results of either TOEFL (100 IBT), IELTS (minimum 6.5 overall, no part less than 6.0), or Cambridge Proficiency or Cambridge Advanced (A-B-C) or any other certificate equivalent to B.2.2


  • English on VWO level
  • IELTS overall band 6.5, no less than 6.0 on each section
  • TOEFL internet based:
  • Overall: 90
  • Reading: 18
  • Listening: 18
  • Speaking: 20
  • Writing: 21
  • Cambridge English: Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CAE/CPE)
  • Please note that TOEFL MyBest Scores are not considered in the Admissions procedure

Students must hold a university degree (undergraduate and/or graduate) in a relevant discipline, e.g. the field of social sciences, law, humanities or health sciences, and have a graduation date no later than the start of the programme.

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale 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


23 studenten volgen deze opleiding
65% daarvan is vrouw
7 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
86% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


Ibn Battuta
Ibn Battuta is the Faculty Association of Spatial Sciences
Becoming a member of Ibn Battuta means you can join the social drinks, foreign trips, lectures and all other activities organized by the Association. At these events you come into contact with students from all years, which is a great way to make friends that can last a lifetime! Ibn Battuta also organizes informative and career-focused activities. Our informative activities, such as lectures, In-Housedays and the Career Day will help you to orient on your future.

Op kamers in Groningen

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

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Antje Bieberstein
afgestudeerd in 2017 werkzaam als PhD
Studying in both countries provides different experiences on all levels: cultures, societies and educational systems vary greatly!

After my bachelor studies in East Asian Studies and Psychology at the University of Groningen, I was looking for an interdisciplinary programme that would support me in broadening my horizon and developing research skills.Since quantitative skills were only a small fraction of my earlier studies, the double degree programme in Social Demography allowed me to gain substantive theoretical knowledge and practical expertise. I also appreciated the range in subjects that became available through the programme...
Through this, the exposure to international lecturers as well as different types of students from all backgrounds is immense. The exchange generates great ideas and forces oneself to think outside the box. What makes this a great programme is that studying in both countries provides different experiences on all levels: cultures, societies and educational systems vary greatly.If it feels right but you are still hesitant: just go ahead and apply! You won't regret it.

lees verder ...
UPF Research Master in Sociology and Demography


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1/3 RUG
DDM Social Demography
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
85% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/3 RUG
Population Studies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
85% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/3 RUG
DDM Demography and Social Inequality
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
85% 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


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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

DDM Social Demography aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 14 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.6 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 program 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.

More information about the FSS Career Services.

Potentiële beroepen

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


Saskia Enuma

Study advisor Spatial Sciences (Groningen)

E: study.advice.fss@rug.nl
T: 050 36 33906
Drs. Nienke Harteveld

Study advisor Spatial Sciences (Groningen)

E: study.advice.fss@rug.nl
T: 050 36 33906
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