|First semester||Second semester|
The first year consists of six courses with two parallel courses in each of two semesters. There are three types of courses:
- General courses on theory and research in migration, ethnic relations and multiculturalism
- Two research practicums
Each semester ends with a research practicum of four weeks that focuses on the integration of the three previous courses of the respective semester.
The second year includes:
- One general course on theory and research
- One research practicum
- An elective
- Two research seminars devoted to the writing of the Master’s thesis
- Master's thesis
In the elective, you can select a course from another Master’s programme, follow a relevant Summer School, or undertake a traineeship within a team of researchers in a research institute (within a university setting).
The thesis takes the form of an article that (in principle) can be submitted to an international journal. Examples of latest theses that have been published include:
- "Ethnic differences in female labour force praticipation in the Netherlands: Adding gender role attitudes and religiosity to the explanation" in European Sociological Review.
- "Perceived social structural relations and group stereotypes: A test of the Stereotype content Model in Malaysia" in Asian Journal of Social Psychology.
- "Translationalism and Ethnic Identification among adolescent children of immigrants in the Netherlands, Germany, England and Sweden" in International Migration Review.
- "Transmission of gender-role values in Turkish-German migrant families: The role of gender, intergenerational and intercultural relations" in Zeitschrift für Familienforschung
- "Mobilizing support for the extreme right: A discursive analysis of minority leadership" in British Journal of Social Psychology.
- "Paradox of integration: Educational Attainment and Immigrants' Attitude Towards the Native Population" in Social Psychology.
Bring Your Own Device
If you are taking any computer-based classes, please bear in mind that you might be expected to bring your own laptop. As a UU student, you'll have access to practically all study software via your own laptop, free of charge, wherever you are. Read all about BYOD.