Sociology and Social Research

Understanding society better through research

Sociologists are interested in contemporary social themes such as criminality, the integration of immigrants, religion and culture, families and social inequality, norms and conflicts. How can we understand all the phenomena you read and hear about in the media? In the Sociology and Social Research Minor, you learn to study these topics in a scientific manner and to understand and comprehend them better.

The minor programme totals 30 ECTS and has two versions:

Version A - International exchange students
Version B - Dutch students (UU, FSW, Dutch universities)

Easy to incorporate

This Minor is designed to facilitate incorporation in the study programme of students. You can choose to take the Minor within one semester, or to spread the courses over one or more academic years.

Two distinct versions

The first version (version A) is aimed at international exchange students, especially (but not limited to!) students who are interested in preparing for the two-year Master’s programme Sociology and Social Research. The second version (version B) is aimed at Dutch students (from FSW Bachelor's programmes or other Bachelor's programmes) as preparation for an English-language Master's programme at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

How you should enrol depends on whether you are an Utrecht University student, a student from another Dutch University or an exchange student: 

Minor declaration

If you are a student of Utrecht University, the minor will be included in your International Diploma Supplement (provided that you have met all the requirements, of course).

If you are not a student of the University, it may be useful to request a minor declaration. This will allow you to demonstrate that you have successfully completed the minor. When you have passed all courses of this minor, you can apply for a minor declaration in Osiris Case. To do so, you must be enrolled in the minor.

Would you like to know more?

For more information, please contact prof dr. Ineke Maas: