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Demography and Social Inequality

Subjects: Demography and Social Inequality,Social Inequality,Sociology

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
304 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
10,400 EUR
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The Double Master's Programme in Demography and Social Inequality offers students a unique chance to gain expertise from two prestigious universities. Participants spend one year at each institution, earning two master's degrees: a Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. This international programme delves into demographic change, population dynamics, and the challenges modern societies face due to rising life expectancy, falling birth rates, and migration. Students will master advanced social research methods and data analysis tools to tackle issues like ageing, social inequality, family structures, integration, and education. The curriculum provides an in-depth understanding of these subjects and hones interdisciplinary research skills. This programme equips students with the knowledge and tools needed to address pressing societal issues, fostering a comprehensive and practical approach to demography and social inequality.

Program Information

Study Location Cologne
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester 10,400 EUR
Cost per Semester 304 EUR
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Language Requirements

CEFR No information
Cambridge (CAE) C1

TOEFL1 92 ibt TOEFL iBT® Home Edition and TOEFL iBT® Paper Edition are accepted in addition to the regular test IELTS Academic1 6.5 Accepted in addition to the regular test: IELTS Indicator and IELTS Online Cambridge2 C1 Advanced (previously called Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, CAE) with grade A, B or C C2 Proficiency (previously called Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, CPE) with grade A, B, C or Level C1

Qualification Requirements

ompleted Bachelor's degree programme that corresponds to the subject of the selected Master's degree programme. If you have not completed your bachelor's degree, you must have earned at least 80% of the credit points and have completed the outstanding courses by September 30 at the latest. The subject-related and language admission requirements as well as the minimum grade must be fulfilled at the time of application. Bachelor's grade at least 2.7 (German grade) Subject-related requirements specifications on the allocation of courses to the subject areas at least 18 ECTS in the fields of Sociology and/or Social Psychology at least 12 ECTS in the fields of Methods in Quantitative Social Sciences and/or Applied Quantitative Empirical Social Research and/or Statistics

Document Requirements

(translated) bachelor's certificate and transcript of records | Please submit your graduation certificate and the overview of subjects and grades for your bachelor's degree. No parts of the certificate or individual pages may be missing. In order for uni-assist to calculate your grades, you need the official grading system that your university uses for your degree. More information can be found here . (translated) university entrance qualification | This can consist of your school certificate such as your Abitur or high school diploma. Proof of English previously listed documents in the original language | Only if the original document is not available in English or German. You can find information about certifications and translations on this uni-assist website . only for applicants with a Chinese (except Hong Kong) or Vietnamese bachelor's certificate | Original APS certificate. Certified copies of the APS certificate will not be accepted! Country-specific documents | Please check whether you need to submit any additional documents depending on your country of origin. not compulsory, but useful for the uni-assist assessment: (translated) Diploma Supplement

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