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Why study Sociology at the UvA?

International learning environment 

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Learn from teachers and fellow students from around the world, bringing diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Broadest Sociology programme in the Netherlands 

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Develop a broad understanding of the field by acquiring knowledge of various sociological theories and research methods.

Theory x societal challenges 

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Connect the latest academic knowledge with relevant and pressing societal challenges.

Social engagement 

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Apply sociological insights to discussions to address current societal issues and promote positive change.
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Is Sociology right for you?

Yes, if you... 

  • are socially engaged and want to make a difference in issues such as inequality, poverty, discrimination, and other societal challenges. 
  • want to understand the causes and consequences of our behaviour, and how people live together. 
  • are curious about the complexity of human interactions and social problems. 
  • can think analytically and want to identify patterns within complex social phenomena. 
  • want to learn how to conduct qualitative and quantitative research 
  • like to explore diverse perspectives and cultures to develop a deeper understanding of human society. 
Facts & Figures
Degree programme
BSc Sociology
180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus