Why does gender inequality in work and private lives continue to exist, despite advancements in work-family policies? How do people’s attitudes towards climate change and sustainability affect their behaviour? Why does society seem to be polarising on a large amount of issues? How can we explain unexpected effects of existing social policies on people’s lives and well-being?
If you are interested in these kinds of questions, the Master’s programme in Social Challenges, Policies and Interventions is a great choice for you. Many, if not all, of these contemporary social challenges transcend disciplinary boundaries. We will equip you with the state-of-the-art interdisciplinary theorizing on different social challenges as well as the necessary mixed-method and participatory methodological skills to gain an in-depth understanding of the challenge at hand and ways to intervene on it.
This Master’s programme is offered by the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science. You will learn to study a broad range of contemporary social challenges in the realms of:
- differences in health and well-being;
- combining work and care;
- climate change and sustainable behaviour;
- social cohesion and diversity.
In the programme, you will:
- take interdisciplinarity as a starting point for understanding social challenges;
- learn to intervene in social challenges through policies and interventions;
- work with relevant societal partners;
- study in an international teaching environment.