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MScSocial and Cultural Science (Research)

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,000 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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Overview

The Research Master’s programme in Social and Cultural Science is a two-year international programme that provides you with the research skills to pursue a career in comparative societal research; in academia or public institutions. The key research themes are inequality, cohesion and cultural diversity.

Master’s in Social and Cultural Science: something for you?

- During this Master’s programme, you will study topics such as inequality, cohesion and cultural diversity from a comparative societal perspective.
- Dialogue and discussion are central in the many small-group teaching sessions led by inspiring lecturers of the Master’s programme.
- In this Master’s programme, you have the opportunity to collaborate with the best scholars of the research institute Radboud Social and Cultural Research.
- A large majority of the graduates gain PhD and other research positions; almost all of the graduates found work shortly after graduating.
- Students are very satisfied with this study programme.

Programme structure

The Research Master’s programme in Social and Cultural Science has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The courses that constitute the core of the programme are followed by all students together. This ensures multidisciplinary views on the research themes of inequality, cohesion, and cultural diversity.

Furthermore, you will have to choose one specialisation. The specialisations have different theoretical and methodological focuses. All students have the possibility to further personalise their programme through elective courses or an (international) internship. In your second year, you will individually conduct comparative empirical research and complete your Master’s Thesis.

Career opportunities

There are plenty of options open to graduates of the research Master’s in Social and Cultural Science:

- Scientific research career (academia)
- The programme provides an excellent basis for a scientific research career and attaining PhD positions.
- Societal research career
- The graduates can also go on to have careers in relevant non-academic research and policy institutes like government ministries, Statistics Netherlands (CBS), The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP) and The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and foreign equivalents.
- Students with a research Master’s are also highly sought after by (commercial) businesses and organisations because of their analytical and communication skills and in-depth understanding of social and cultural behaviour. Other careers, such as policymaker, manager, journalist, etc are certainly within reach

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States