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Premaster sociology 10 maart 2018

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Premaster sociology 10 maart 2018

  1. 1. Premaster Sociology Lecturers: prof. dr. Peter Achterberg & Erwin Gielens Student: Remco van Wijk
  2. 2. Welcome! 2
  3. 3.  What is Sociology?  What does the Premaster program look like?  Students experiences  And what afterwards…?  Who can apply  Why study Sociology in Tilburg?  More information What will we discuss today? 3
  4. 4. What is Sociology?
  5. 5.  Sociology studies social influences on individual behavior  Sociology looks at current societal problems and trends from a scientific perspective Definition Source: Merriam-Webster.com 5
  6. 6. Study of the social influences on behavior How people’s behavior is shaped by their (social) environment and their social characteristics What are the effects of internet use on loneliness? Does living in an ethnically mixed neighborhood can make people less prejudiced against immigrants ? 6
  7. 7. Three main sociological themes  Social inequality ~ poverty, equal chances in education, … • Do the children of the high educated more likely choose a bilingual secondary education program?  Social cohesion ~ criminality, voluntary work, intergroup relations • Which refugee groups integrate better in the host society and why?  Rationalization ~ globalization, secularization, … • Are insecure jobs causing people to experience more stress and symptoms of depression? Study of social problems 7
  8. 8. What does the Premaster program look like?
  9. 9. 9  Half-year Premaster's program (30 ECTS)  Two intake moments (August and January)  Improve your knowledge and skills within the field of Sociology. Courses • 11 ECTS: Courses specifically related to sociology • 12 ECTS: Statistics and research methodology • 7 ECTS: Research project Premaster program
  10. 10. Program - courses (30 ECTS) Intake August 2018 Intake January 2019 Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Introduction to Sociology (5 ECTS) National and regional identities (6 ECTS) Introduction to Sociology (5 ECTS) Cultural Lifestyles and Participation (6 ECTS) OR Global Migration (6 ECTS) OR Sociology of Work (6 ECTS) Research methods (6 ECTS) Research methods (6 ECTS) Research methods (6 ECTS) Research methods (6 ECTS) Research project (4 ECTS) Research project (3 ECTS) Research project (4 ECTS) Research project (3 ECTS) 10
  11. 11. You will: ☺Learn to understand social problems ☺Write a paper on your topic of interest ☺Step by step learn how to do research in practice ☺Work in small groups and receive personalized feedback ☺Get access to the Sociology Master’s and get your Master’s degree in 1.5 year What does this mean for you? 13
  12. 12. Remco van Wijk Students’ experiences 12
  13. 13. Background: Bachelor of social work (HBO) Why did I choose Sociology? How is the pre-master?  It is challenging (Statistics and English)  Just six months  You can choose your own research topic  Small classes, very personal contact  Very interesting! My tips • Make sure you are interested in sociology • Put effort in it! Students’ experiences: Remco van Wijk 15
  14. 14. 14 Some examples of assignments
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  16. 16. And what afterwards…?
  17. 17. 1. Master Sociology (1 year ) Politics, Policy, and Society in Comparative Perspectives 2. Extended Master Sociology, including Traineeship (1.5 years) 3. Double Degree programs  Trento University (Italy: 2 years)  Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain: 1.5 years)  Universität Bamberg (Germany: 2 years) 4. Research Master Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 years) Minor Social Sciences 5. Global Management of Social Issues master (Politics, Policy and Societal Development track - main discipline: SOC) 6. Post-Master: Teaching social sciences at high school (1 year) Linked Master Programs 19
  18. 18. 18 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
  19. 19. 19 Where are our graduates working? ScientistRemaining functions Manager/ Director Journalist Politician Lecturer Organization- or HR Advisor Policy Advisor Researcher 2% 12%
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Where are our graduates working? 22
  22. 22. Who can apply? 22
  23. 23. HBO vocational degree:  14 HBO bachelor’s grant direct access to the premaster program. For example:  Public Administration  International Business  Human Resource Management  Social Work  Applied Psychology  Leisure Management  If you have another diploma: please ask for admission! Who can apply?
  24. 24.  Write a letter of application for admission to the examination board (before August 1 or February 1). • Certified copy of your HBO Bachelor's diploma • Certified copy of your transcript of Records/list of grades • Photocopy of your valid passport or your identification card  For further information see: www.tilburguniversity.edu/master/sociology How to apply
  25. 25. Why study Sociology in Tilburg?
  26. 26. • In 1.5 year your Master’s diploma in Sociology! • Understanding Society: add to society! • Quality first! • Personal: you are not just a number! Focus on small groups • Beautiful campus: green and close to the city • Large amount of spacious, affordable student housing • Brabant is no. 2 biggest economic region in the Netherlands Why study Sociology at Tilburg University? 26
  27. 27. Sociology Tilburg University online 27 Keep in touch!
  28. 28. More information
  29. 29. Nm 29 More information Information Market In the Foyer of Warande Building 11:45 – 13:00 ➢ Meet students, Education Coordinators and Career Services Officers! Master Sociology and Double Degree session ➢ Master Sociology: Round 2 and 3, room Mz 20 ➢ Double Degree: Round 4, room Mz 20 Contact:  Yvonne Alofs, Education coordinator: Mail: question@tilburguniversity.edu Dr. Ruud Luijkx, Program Director: Mail: r.luijkx@tilburguniversity.edu

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