Sociology and Social Research (MA)

University of Trento Italy

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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 2959 per year

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About Sociology and Social Research at University of Trento

This Master's Course trains graduates with a high level preparation in the field of social research. Working as a sociologist requires advanced knowledge in the main fields of sociological theory and methods and techniques needed to carry out research in on the social world. The complex nature of social phenomena requires specific skills to analyse, study and research this field.Graduates master logic-conceptual tools and the resulting theoretical and methodological skills required in the different phases of social research:

tabling of hypotheses; the preparation of a research plan suitable to test the hypotheses; data collection techniques; analysis and interpreting of quantitative and qualitative data.

The study plan is marked by a concrete approach to research, through the use of laboratories and credit seminars, aimed at acquiring the methodological and technical skills needed to carry out the analysis. At the same time students acquire the sociological theories needed to analyse the world, as well as the philosophic bases of social sciences and the statistic-economic characteristics of the social world. During their second year students further study methods to carry out political and historical research and further specialize according to their personal interest, choosing among the numerous elective courses made available by the Master's course. Students are encouraged to spend a study period at other European universities, also in the framework of international agreements.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 2959 per year

Notes about fees for this course

For EEA students the fee amount ranges from 0 to 2.959 euros, according to the student's family economic condition. For non-EEA students the fee amount ranges from 0 to 4.500 euros according to the student's performance (for top scored admitted candidates fees are waived).

Entry requirements

Certified knowledge of English language at least level B1 of the European Common Framework, through pertinent internationally recognized language certificate or at least an exam about English language

60 ects at least in two of the followind SSD "settori scientifico disciplinari" groups (or equivalent, in case of Bachelor degree obtained abroad):

- SPS/07, SPS/08, SPS/09, SPS/10, SPS/11, SPS/12

- SECS-P/01, SECS-S/01, SECS-S/05

- IUS/07, IUS/09, IUS/14, SPS/04

- M-STO/04, M-DEA/01, M-PSI/05

Bachelor degree with final note at least 90/110 (or equivalent, in case of Bachelor degree obtained abroad)

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