Why do some people fly over the world in a private jet, while others don't even have enough money to buy food? What is institutional racism, and what can be done about it? How are our lives affected by social media? Questions that are often discussed in the media, politics and public debate, but most people struggle to answer them properly. Apparently, a life filled with social experiences, does not make you an expert on social life. To become one, you have to study sociology.
Do you want to know more about Sociology? You can visit our online open day page any time to delve into this study programme. Watch videos, talk to students and deepen your knowledge. Or sign up for an online event or open day.
The Bachelor's in Sociology is a three-year full-time degree programme of 180 ECTS, with an average study load of 40 hours a week. In your first year you will have about eight hours of lectures and six hours of tutorial groups per week; the remaining time will be devoted to reading literature, doing research and writing papers and essays.
Watch this mini lecture by Margriet van Heesch on romantic love.
During your bachelor you gain insight into pressing social issues, and you learn to improve them with your own policy solutions. A perfect preparation for the labour market! Society is always in need for sociologists, because they have the knowledge and skills to deal successfully with social problems we are facing today.
Student Lucy Upton tells you all about studying Sociology in Amsterdam.
Are you interested in society, in how people live together, and in the causes and consequences of their behaviour? Then Sociology is definitely for you.
Various themes are addressed, such as: migration, inequality, sexuality, discrimination, healthcare, the labour market, education, urban problems and globalisation.
|Degree programme||BSc Sociology|
|Credits||180 ECTS, 36 months|
|Language of instruction||English|