The Sociology programme of the University of Amsterdam is a three-year full-time degree programme of 180 ECTS, with an average study load of 40 hours a week. In your first year you will have about eight hours of lectures and six hours of tutorial groups per week; the remaining time will be devoted to reading literature, doing research and writing papers and essays.
Is Sociology for you?
Are you interested in society, in how people live together, and in the causes and consequences of their behaviour? Then Sociology is definitely for you.
Various themes are addressed, such as: migration, inequality, sexuality, discrimination, healthcare, the labour market, education, urban problems and globalisation.
During your bachelor you gain insight into pressing social issues, and you learn to improve them with your own policy solutions. A perfect preparation for the labour market! Society is always in need for sociologists, because they have the knowledge and skills to deal successfully with social problems we are facing today.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Sociological Theory 1: Social Interactions and Interdependencies
- Social Research Methodology
- Evolution of Humankind
- Sociological Theory 2: Power, Culture, Identity
- Philosophy of social science
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesGender & Sexuality Studies Sociology Statistics View 5 other Bachelors in Statistics in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Students applying for one of our Bachelor’s programmes should hold a Dutch VWO diploma, a HBO propedeuse or a foreign diploma that is equivalent to one of these diplomas. If you have foreign credentials, mathematics and English should be included in your final examination or attended until the last year of your secondary education.
- The starting level of a regular study programme at Dutch universities is comparable to that of other Western European countries, but it is generally higher than in most countries outside Western Europe.
- Students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work in English. Applicants are therefore required to submit proof of sufficient proficiency in English (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): level C1).
International11000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11000 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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