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Master in Sociology

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Alumna Master in Sociology 


Specialisation: Management & Organisation

“The master will give you the necessary insights and tools in both a multifaceted and profound way. You will be continuously challenged to be critical and to see issues from various perspectives.”
“Currently I’m working as a PhD candidate and as an advisor for Professional and Trade Associations. In my job, I completely concentrate on what I’m passionate about, namely: the ways in which organisations –but also individuals within these organisations – may or may not achieve success and what factors cause this success. My goal is to be a specialist on innovative collaboration so that I’m able to advise my clients not only on their current issues based on ‘what we already know’ but also based on insights about modern forms of collaboration in ‘the new world of work’. The insights I have gained through the Master specialisation Management & Organisation nourish my work as a researcher and as an advisor. My research project focuses on the role of governance and organisational actors in innovative collaboration. As a researcher, I obviously greatly benefit from theoretical insights about the dynamics between people and organizations – in the broadest sense of the word. As an advisor I find the knowledge is just as applicable. For instance, I frequently query my clients about governance, trust, mutual expectations and interpersonal relationships. I am very excited about the Master specialisation and can recommend this study to anyone who wants to engage in the interorganisational and intraorganisational dynamics of companies, networks and institutions. The Master programme will give you the necessary insights and tools in both a multifaceted and profound way. You will be continuously challenged to be critical and to see issues from various perspectives. This is accomplished by offering high quality lectures and literature. Besides that – not irrelevant and quite important – there's a good atmosphere in which cooperation with both students and teachers is enjoyable.”

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Student Master in Sociology, research trainee


Specialisation: Politics & Society

“I would recommend this master programme to anyone who wants to broaden their understanding of political and societal dynamics and the interplay between these!”
“The perspective of political sociology excites me as it gives me a deeper understanding of the dynamics in today’s politics and society. Often politics is only analysed at the level of political parties and institutes, but it is much more than that! Political sociology also looks at the citizens behind political movements and dynamics, who are often much more influential in shaping political dynamics. Political sociology is a perspective that includes this ‘other’ side of politics: the societal side. The lecturers and staff of this master programme – whom I had close cooperation with during my studies – are all very skilled and knowledgeable, but also very pleasant to work with. I would recommend this master programme to anyone who wants to broaden their understanding of political and societal dynamics and the interplay between these!”

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Student Master in Sociology


Specialisation: Urban Studies

“The Master specialisation in Urban Studies provides her students a solid, critical and practical background whereby you’ll be well prepared for a career in either science or (non) governmental organisations.“
“After finishing my Bachelor in Philosophy, I’ve followed the pre-master Sociology in order to start the Master specialisation Urban Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. This was definitely the right choice! I truly enjoy the interesting and varied programme. I particularly appreciate the combination of a strong theoretical and practical approach. The assignments and lecturers always challenge the students to connect literature with actual urban phenomena and problems we all see around us – on national as well as international level. Moreover, the programme encourages us to critically lay bare the implicit presuppositions of policy and to come up with concrete recommendations for policymakers.       An old Rotterdam credo says: “No words, but deeds.” Well, for this Master programme I would like to adapt this saying to: “It’s all about words and deeds.” It’s about finding the words behind the deeds and about finding the right words for your deeds. In other words: like in literature and empirical research, we learn to find the way to (hopefully) do the right deeds. Taken this altogether I’m convinced that the Master specialisation in Urban Studies provides her students a solid critical and practical background whereby you’ll be well prepared for a career in either science or (non) governmental organisations.  Therefore I would not hesitate to recommend this Master specialisation to anyone who has a broad interest in the issues of (big) cities now and in the future.”