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Master sociology double degree 10 maart 2018

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Master sociology double degree 10 maart 2018

  1. 1. Master Sociology 2018-2019 Double Degrees Ruud Luijkx (Program director) Milou van den Bemd (Master student – TiU & UPF) Lucilla Losi, Laura Barbonetti (Master students – TiU & Trento) Coco Bastiaansen (Master student – TiU & Trento) Angelica Maineri (Former student – TiU & Trento)
  2. 2. 1. Set up of the program 2. Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona 3. Università di Trento 4. Universität Bamberg 5. Back to Tilburg University 6. Student experiences 7. Career Perspectives 8. Admission and Application 9. More information Master Sociology: Double Degree Program Slide 2 of 30
  3. 3. What does the Double Degree Program look like? Ruud Luijkx
  4. 4. Two options – plus one! Tilburg University & University of Trento (IT) Tilburg University & Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, ES) Slide 4 of 30 Tilburg University & University of Bamberg (DE)
  5. 5. Structure Titles • MSc Sociology (TiU) • MSc Sociology and Social Research (UNITN) 3 YEARS IN 2! 4 semesters, 120 ECTS • 2 semesters University of Trento (sep-june), 60 ECTS • 4 blocks TiU (sep- june), 60 ECTS Language: English Titles • MSc Sociology (TiU) • Master of Research in Sociology and Demography (UPF) 2 YEARS IN 1,5! 3 Semesters, 90 ECTS • 2 terms UPF (sep-mar), 40 ECTS • 3 blocks TiU (apr-dec), 50 ECTS Language: English Slide 5 of 30 Titles • MSc Sociology (TiU) • MA Sociology (U. Bamberg) 3 YEARS IN 2! 4 semesters, 120 ECTS • 2 semesters University of Bamberg (oct-july), 60 ECTS • 4 blocks TiU (sep-june), 60 ECTS Language: English
  6. 6. Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain Milou van den Bemd
  7. 7. • International Master in Sociology and Population Studies • Approach  Specialized Master Quantitative research (but also qualitative choices!) • Bon dia! Buenos días (Basic Catalan/Spanish) • Selection: Motivation & English proficiency Profile Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Slide 7 of 30
  8. 8. Program Double Degree Universitat Pompeu Fabra First 3/4 year: Coursework and Master’s thesis preparation at UPF (40 ECTS) Term 1: October-December Demographic Changes and Social Dynamics (5 ECTS) Techniques of Statistical Analysis I (5 ECTS) Research and Data Analysis Seminar (5 ECTS) Elective (5 ECTS) - Fundamentals of Political and Social Research - Qualitative Research Methods Term 2: January – March Analysis of Social Inequalities (5 ECTS) Techniques of Statistical Analysis II (5 ECTS) Family, Gender and Society (5 ECTS) Elective (5 ECTS) - Migrations and Society - Health and Inequality - Employment Policies and Labour Market Slide 8 of 30
  9. 9. • Ranked as best university of Spain • Beautiful library and campus • A lot of student engagement • Great location (close to the beach, parks, and El Born) Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona
  10. 10. Several options: • Book a hostel and look for accommodation • Online booking • RESA Housing, Habitat Jove, Rent Room BCN • Living expenses are comparable with NL • My experiences Housing and living expenses
  11. 11. University of Trento, Italy Coco Bastiaansen
  12. 12. • First department of Sociology in Italy • Approach  Social policy  Methodology  Qualitative research • Learn some basic italian • Selection: Motivation & English proficiency Profile University of Trento Slide 12 of 30
  13. 13. Program Double Degree University of Trento First year: Coursework at University of Trento (60 ECTS) Slide 13 of 30 Semester 1: September-December Survey Design for Social Research (with Lab) – 4.5 ECTS (annual) Qualitative Methods (with Lab) 4.5 ECTS (annual) Culture and Lifestyles – 6 ECTS Quantitative Research Methods (with Lab) 9 ECTS Credit seminars (elective) – 6 ECTS - Education and social inequalities - Family dynamics, labor market inequalities Semester 2: February – May Survey Design for Social Research (with Lab) – 4.5 ECTS (annual) Qualitative Methods (with Lab) 4.5 ECTS (annual) Statistics for Opinion Research 6 ECTS Research Methods in Political Science 6 ECTS Research Methods in History – 6 ECTS Methodological lab (elective) – 3 ECTS - Panel data analysis - Social media analysis
  14. 14. The life in Trento Slide 14 of 30
  15. 15. Different options: • San Bartolameo: Lodgings by the University guild; among the cheapest solutions (double and single rooms) • Many international students live there • Facilities • Otherwise… private renting • Housing and living expenses slightly lower than in NL Housing and living expenses Slide 15 of 30
  16. 16. Ruud Luijkx Universität Bamberg Slide 16 of 30
  17. 17. • Characteristics: • Armamentarium • training of quantitative and qualitative methodologies • Foundations • fundamentals in empirical and theoretical knowledge • Key qualifications • practical use of theoretical knowledge in application-oriented courses • Individual profile • Specialization • flexible and individual curricula Profile University of Bamberg
  18. 18. Program Double Degree University of Bamberg First year: Coursework at University of Bamberg (60 ECTS) Slide 18 of 30 Pick two focuses of studies out of 7 major fields: Demography and Family European and Global Studies Communication and Internet Migration and Integration Employees, Organization and Labor Market Empirical Social Research Education, Labor Market and Inequality Mandatory: Empirical Research Methods Sociological Theory
  19. 19. • Rich in history, quality of life, and student life • Historical town center = Unesco World Heritage since 1993 • Offers various leisure activities, cultural events, shops, restaurants, and bars The city of Bamberg
  20. 20. Back to Tilburg University Laura Barbonetti
  21. 21. • Societally oriented  Poverty, inequalities, social cohesion, populism  How can we explain the growth of populism? • Policy oriented  Derive policy solutions from sociological analysis  How effective are they? • Research oriented Master’s Thesis / more advanced statistics Profile of Tilburg University Politics, Policy, and Society in Comparative Perspective Slide 21 of 30
  22. 22. Program Double Degree Tilburg University Second year: Coursework at Tilburg University and Master’s Thesis Slide 22 of 30 Semester Course 1 Social Capital: Networks, Resources, Attitudes (6 ECTS) 1 Social Policy & Social Risks (6 ECTS) 2 (not UPF) The Social Structure of Western Societies (6 ECTS) 2 Politics and Society in Comparative Perspective (6 ECTS) 1+2 Master Seminar Sociology (12 ECTS) 1+2 Master Thesis (24 ECTS)
  23. 23. Extended Master Lucilla Losi
  24. 24. It is possible to: • Combine your Double Degree with the Extended Master Sociology in Tilburg • Half year extension • Traineeship is 30 ECTS • Language: Dutch or English • Title: (double) MSc + professional certificate Extended Master Sociology Slide 24 of 30
  25. 25. 25 • Internship at the Sociology department • Projects I am participating in: • SERISS – Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastractures in the Social Sciences • EVS - European Values Study • Assistant of the Methodology group • Harmonization of national classifications, Charmstats • Standardized documentation to link EU cross-national surveys • Report about improvements for questionnaire design • Attendance to international meetings and conferences • Building academic and professional network • Improving academic skills Lucilla Losi Current position: Student Assistant of the Methodology Group of the European Values Study
  26. 26. Career Perspectives Angelica Maineri
  27. 27. 27 Where are our graduates working? Facts and figures Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016 €2.168 Gross monthly income 86% Required education level by employer: WO MSc 100% finds a job within 4 months after graduation Average number of months until first paid job3
  28. 28. Where are our graduates working? Slide 28 of 30
  29. 29. Where are our graduates working? Slide 29 of 30 Politician Lecturer Organization- or HR Advisor Policy Advisor Researcher 12% 14% 21% 9% 9%2% 12% 2% 19% ScientistRemaining functions Manager/ Director Journalist
  30. 30. Where are our graduates working? 21 Top 10 employers Sociology: 1. Tilburg University 2. Cubiss 3. ZZP (zelfstandig) 4. Medtronic 5. Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid 6. FCB 7. Uitgeverij Em de Jong B.V. 8. European Commission 9. SKIM 10. Adriaanse van der Weel advocaten
  31. 31. Milou van den Bemd Why the Double Degree?
  32. 32. Why the Double Degree? Slide 32 of 30 • 2 Degrees • Unique experience to develop yourself on an academic and personal level • Unique experience abroad • Highly-ranked Universities • Internationally well-known professors • Focus on quantitative and qualitative analysis
  33. 33. Admission & Application Ruud Luijkx
  34. 34. Admission and application Slide 34 of 30 Application Deadlines (don’t wait to the last minute) • Universitat Pompeu Fabra: 15 July • University of Trento: 1 July • Bamberg: not set probably 1 September Selection: Motivation & English proficiency Preferable level is C1 (required by TiU) See the website for more information • www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/onderwijs/masteropleidingen/sociology/Double- Degree-UPF-Tilburg/ • www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/onderwijs/masteropleidingen/sociology/trento/
  35. 35. • hold a higher education degree with a minimum of 30 ECTS accumulated in Sociology (incl. 10 ECTS in Sociological Theory and 10 ECTS in Methods of Empirical Social Research) • with a grade point average of at least 2.5 on the German grading scale or equivalent • possess sufficient English language skills (level B2 of the Common European Framework) M.A. Sociology (Bamberg): Admisson requirements
  36. 36. More Information www.tilburguniversity.edu/master/sociology Contact: • Dr. Ruud Luijkx, program director: r.luijkx@tilburguniversity.edu • Milou van den Bemd (UPF, extended master) : m.vdnbemd@tilburguniversity.edu • Lucilla Losi (Trento, extended master) : L.F.Losi@uvt.nl • Laura Barbonetti (Trento, extended master) : L.Barbonetti@uvt.nl Angelica Maineri (Trento, extended master) : a.m.maineri@tilburguniversity.edu Slide 36 of 30

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