Aim of the Programme
At the master’s programme in Cultural Sociology students acquire methodological as well as analytical/theoretical competences which will support future careers in both the public and private sector, for instance as project managers, teachers, or consultants.
More specifically, the master’s programme will provide students with:
- Knowledge about classical and contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of groups, social identities, and processes of social change.
- A command of different qualitative and quantitative methods for collecting and analyzing data.
- Experience in designing, managing and conducting research projects.
- Knowledge of evaluation practices and the analysis of innovation processes in social organizations.
- An insight into processes of cultural and political transformations, including restructurings of the welfare state and the emergence of social movements and new gendered identities.
While a good deal of emphasis is placed on teaching relevant sociological theory, the master’s programme is also focused on providing students with specific practical competencies for studying, evaluating, designing, and implementing processes of social transformations, for instance in organizations or in social policy projects. During their first semester, students must carry out their own research project (the Cultural Sociology project), and during the third semester, students have the opportunity of doing an internship in a public or private organization.