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Education The Faculty Graduate Schools Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences Research Master


theme|Understanding Societal Change

Research themes

Students in the Sociology specialization will focus on scientific research that has societal significance as well. What brings about social wellbeing?

Research group

The Social Psychology specialization is organized by the Sociology department, that is well-known for its focus on:

  • Advanced theory formulation and method development
  • Systematic integration of theory and empirical research
  • Quantitative datacollection and measurement instruments

Multidisciplinary programme

The Research Master with specialization Sociology is part of the theme Understanding Societal Change within a multidisciplinary programme.

Theme courses Understanding Societal Change (15 EC)
  • Theorizing Change
  • From problem analysis to intervention design
Specialization courses Sociology (10 EC)
  • Economy and society: Critical transitions in Advanced Industrialised Societies
  • Solidarity and social contexts

Elective courses (10 EC)
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Experimental psychopathology
  • Research in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Development, learning and instruction
  • Complexity, dynamics and development
  • Cultural psychology
  • Diversity in society: current issues and challenges
  • Researching power and leadership
  • Understanding working life: major theories and research trends in Organizational Psychology
  • Environmental psychology
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Multilevel analysis
  • Structural equation modelling
  • Statistical analysis of social networks
  • Statistical modelling of single cases
  • Literature study

Compulsory modules for all students (85 EC)
  • How to theorize
  • Reflecting on science and integrity
  • Multidisciplinary research in action
  • Advanced statistics
  • Applied statistics
  • Elective statistics course
  • Seminars
  • Traineeship
  • How to write an effective research proposal
  • Master’s thesis

Specializations in this theme:
Environmental Psychology | Organizational Psychology | Psychometrics and Statistics | Social psychology | Sociology

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Last modified:29 November 2021 12.27 p.m.