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Social Sciences for a Digital Society (research)


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 How do news reports frame disaster response after tragic events? What role do social media play in political polarisation? How can analysing data help us find solutions? And what are the ethical concerns in mining data? These are big questions that require big answers. The two-year Social Sciences for a Digital Society Master’s programme identifies, investigates and develops solutions for broad social challenges, using qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse data, both big and small. 


Social Sciences for a Digital Society is a truly multi-disciplinary and multi-methodological approach to society’s most pressing challenges. And for that reason, it will appeal to students from a wide range of backgrounds. In this Master's programme, you will use computational social science to analyse the social issues of today and tomorrow. It covers different themes: diversity and inclusion, polarization, fake news, governance of algorithms and challenges in care and welfare. 

The research master Social Sciences for a Digital Society at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam scores according to the Keuzegids 2024 above average on the components 'content', 'teachers', 'testing' and 'atmosphere'.




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


Application requirements

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Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL paper based
TOEFL computer based
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 31 May '24 1 Apr '24
1 Sep '25 31 May '25 1 Apr '25
1 Sep '26 31 May '26 1 Apr '26


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