Here I would get to do almost exclusively my favourite form of sociology: not about how the world is, but about how different groups of people think the world is.
"I was enrolled in the BA Arts and Culture Studies, also at the EUR. During the first year, I heard about the Research Master programme at a presentation on Master possibilities. I was drawn to the Research Master programme, but then kind of assumed I wouldn’t be able to reach the level in grades and motivation that was needed to be selected. An ‘expert’ on career choices once urged me that I should never do A PhD, as I would be too unfocussed and “carpe diem”-minded (which is quite true).
But during my Bachelor’s, I became thoroughly fascinated with cultural sociology and sociology of culture, and turned into a quite diligent student. The Research Master quite perfectly fit my interest. A lot of strands in sociology seem rather boring to me, and here I would get to do almost exclusively my favorite form of sociology: not about how the world is, but about how different groups of people think the world is. I have never learned as much in two years as I did during the Research Master, and I have to admit I rather miss these very exciting, engaging, intensive and challenging days."