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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.