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DDM Social Demography

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What impact did the recent economic crisis have on individuals' living and working conditions, on individuals' study and career choices, on social inequalities and social cohesion?

The International Master in Social Demography is a Double Degree Program offered jointly by the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) of Barcelona and the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen (UG). After successful completion of the programme, students end up with two official diplomas: Master of Research in Sociology and Demography, issued by the University Pompeu Fabra, and Master of Science in Population Studies, issued by the University of Groningen.

The double degree programme, which is entirely offered in English, combines the strengths of two of the highest-ranked Social Science Departments in Europe to offer high level research training in Sociology and Demography.

The programme emphasizes the study of both advanced and developing societies from a unique interdisciplinary and dynamic perspective.

See the flyer: http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/more-education/FlyerDDMSocialDemography.pdf

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Language

English

Title

Master of Science

Duration

2 years

ECTS credits

Accreditation

NVAO

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,800

€ 19,900


Admission

Application requirements

Students with a non-Dutch previous education can apply through either institution. All applications will be looked at by both institutions. Students with a Dutch previous education can contact Billie de Haas (b.de.haas@rug.nl) to apply for the Double Degree. After that you can register for the Master of Research in Sociology and Demography at UPF for your first year. You don't need to register in Groningen yet. You do that in your second year.

Students must hold a university degree (undergraduate and/or graduate) in a relevant discipline, e.g. the field of social sciences, law, humanities or health sciences, and have a graduation date no later than the start of the programme.

Students must have an adequate knowledge of research methods and techniques (students must have taken and passed one statistical course during their previous studies)

Students must have demonstrated their English language proficiency by submitting the results of either TOEFL (100 IBT), IELTS (minimum 6.5 overall, no part less than 6.0), or Cambridge Proficiency or Cambridge Advanced (A-B-C) or any other certificate equivalent to B.2.2

English on VWO level or one of the following equivalents: * IELTS overall band 6.5, no less than 6.0 on each section * TOEFL internet based: * Overall: 90 * Reading: 18 * Listening: 18 * Speaking: 20 * Writing: 21 * Cambridge English: Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CAE/CPE) * Please note that TOEFL MyBest Scores are not considered in the Admissions procedure A prospective student can always apply for an exemption from the English langua

Language requirements

6.5
IELTS overall band
90
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,800
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25

Scholarships

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Contact

University of Groningen

Main address
Oude Boteringestraat 44
9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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