Master Sociology; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) It is generally accepted that differences between rich and poor, between skin colours, or between Christians and Muslims are undeniable factors in people’s lives. Functioning as a woman or a man, with particular sexual dispositions, holds comparable significance. Gender, Sexuality and Society is devoted to enhance our understanding of the differences among groups of women and groups of men - as well as between women and men - in an era of globalisation. This programme offers a systematic attempt to address structurally embedded prescriptions concerning gender relations and sexual behaviour on a par with other analytical variables such as class, ethnicity, religion, age, or political ideology.
MSc Master of Science; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) Today's modern societies require flexible social scientists who are able to generate relevant knowledge about important social and cultural concerns. The Research Master's programme in Social Sciences is a two-year programme for motivated students with excellent academic records who wish to pursue a career in social science research in an academic setting or in private or governmental research institutes.
This programme offers advanced training in current social science theory and innovative methodologies in a rigorous and multidisciplinary social science research environment. It trains students to:
* conduct research along both empirical-analytical and interpretive lines; * approach their research from a historical perspective; * appreciate both local detail and the global context.
Thematic specialisation Higly motivated students can specialise in one of the following subjects:
* Contemporary Asian Studies * Medical Anthropology and Sociology.
The programme consists of a core course, several thematic electives from specialised Master's programmes, several courses in the fields of theory and research methodology, an optional research-oriented internship with a company, government body or NGO, and an independent research project resulting in a manuscript or academic article, to be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal Type of recognition: Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)