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Research Master

Social Sciences

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Are you interested in social scientific research, and do you want to pursue a career in academic or non-academic research environments? The Research Master's Social Sciences (RMSS) is designed for highly motivated students with an interest in research from various social scientific perspectives.

Online open day

Do you want to know more about Social Sciences? 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.

Study programme

The two-year Research Master's in Social Sciences offers you advanced training in current social science theory and innovative methodologies in a rigorous and multidisciplinary social science research environment. 

Due to an extensive focus on advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills, you will be able to independently carry out high quality scientific research after completion of this programme. The programme prepares students for writing a PhD thesis and an academic career, as well as for a research oriented career outside academia. 

What is a Research Master's programme?

In this video, the features of a Research Master's programme are explained by a current student, an alumna and an academic staff member.

Academic staff

Lecturers in the Research Master's in Social Sciences are based in the departments of anthropology, political science and sociology. They are strongly affiliated with UvA's Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR), which is one of the most prestigious institutes of its kind. 

Careers

The programme provides a good foundation for PhD study, as well as for work in public research organisations and non-academic research institutions in the private sector.

Multidisciplinary programme

Contribute to ongoing research projects

Provides students with excellent research skills

Is Social Sciences for you?

The Research Master's in Social Sciences (RMSS) is designed for highly motivated students with an interest in research from various social scientific perspectives.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme Social Sciences (research)
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60214
Location Roeterseiland campus