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Sociology is a study field which deals with human social behaviour. It can be also defined as the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society. Sociology is a part of social science and aims to acquire knowledge about human social factors by performing empirical and critical analysis through qualitative and quantitative techniques, interpretative, hermeneutic and philosophic approaches. The study field looks into the factors such as deviance, social stratification, social class, culture, social mobility, law and religion and develops scientific knowledge. Sociologists try to understand the issues that influence society. Sociology students discover answers to critical questions for our society like: how is culture created? Is social equality possible?

Students enrolled in a Bachelor or Master in Sociology will develop their communication, analytical and research skills as well as their understanding of various human aspects and behaviours.

Graduates of sociology degrees usually follow one of these paths: criminal justice, human services, education, research, policy or business. Find work in diverse and versatile fields as a public relations representative, rehabilitation counsellor, journalist, advocacy expert, state agent, and many more.

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Suggested Short Courses in Sociology

Short Course Language, Culture and Society

The aim of this Language, culture and society PhD course from the University of Bergen is to discuss the role of language and language-use in a series of societal challenges and in various cultural contexts.

Bergen Summer Research School
Short Course Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things

This Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things course from the University of Bergen introduces PhD candidates to key concepts, cross-cutting research and analysis in the fields of law, anthropology, human geography and political science.

Bergen Summer Research School
Short Course Stories from Amsterdam: Hands-on Anthropology and Collaborative Storytelling

Everyone has a story to tell. For anthropologists, such accounts can reveal as much about the people and societies we study as more conventional research. But the process of collecting stories in the field and retelling them in the academic arena is littered with pitfalls. The Stories from Amsterdam: Hands-on Anthropology and Collaborative Storytelling course is offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.