B.Sc. On Campus


University of Amsterdam

36 months
11000 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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Why do some people fly over the world in a private jet, while others don't even have enough money to buy food? What is institutional racism and what can be done about it? How are lives affected by social media? Apparently, a life filled with social experiences, does not make you an expert on social life. To become one, you have to study in the Sociology programme of the University of Amsterdam.


Study programme

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.

After graduation

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Sociological Theory 1: Social Interactions and Interdependencies
  • Social Research Methodology
  • Statistics
  • Evolution of Humankind
  • Sociological Theory 2: Power, Culture, Identity
  • Philosophy of social science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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.

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