|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (BSc)|
|University website:||Social Sciences|
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Are you dreaming of tackling the world's social complexities? Take the bachelor in Social Sciences, a unique interdisciplinary programme offered by Vrije Universiteit Brussel and UGent. Fill your toolbox with essential skills by following a problem-centred curriculum.
Diversity is the name of the game - in the world and in this bachelor. Together with students from all over the world, you’ll acquire different perspectives, in two contrasting cities. At Ghent University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. A broad foundation in sociology, political science and communication studies, during which you’ll master key research methods, such as statistical analysis, interviewing, participant observation and content analysis. Plus a wide range of problem-solving skills. In theory and in practice.
You will spend the first two years together with all students. In year three, you choose the discipline in which you are keen to specialise: Sociology, Communication Studies or Political Sciences. These are also the specialisations from which you can choose to explore further in a master's programme.
The bachelor in Social Sciences involves much more than learning theories. As part of an interdisciplinary approach, in which we start from a problem-centred curriculum, we focus on qualitative and quantitative methodologies and consider the global perspective. In this way, we marry theory to practice.
What does that mean for you? The programme gives you a toolbox of essential skills. You get a broad foundation in sociology, political science and communication studies, while mastering key research methods such as statistical analysis, interviews, participant observation and content analysis. And you come away with a wide range of problem-solving skills. Whatever your future path, the knowledge, attitudes and skills you acquire (data interpretation included) are of true value in tackling the world's social complexities in our data-driven world.
Whichever path you choose in the future, the ability to interpret data effectively will be truly valuable. That’s why we focus on qualitative and quantitative methods, and consider the global perspective. As a social scientist with European aspirations there’s no better place to be than here. In Brussels, at the heart of European and international political, social and media organisations, the opportunities for your future are almost endless.
Social Sciences is a broad field of study. With a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences you have several options for the future. You can further your knowledge of Communication Sciences, Sociology or Political Sciences by taking the master's programme (or a master's in another discipline at VUB or Ghent University). Or you can go straight into the labour market and take a job as a social scientist for one of the many international political, social or media companies based in Brussels, the heart of Europe. The opportunities available to you are almost endless.
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