|To write a master thesis based on autonomously undertaken scientific research in the field of Sociology.|
Required PrerequisitesExclusively for students who fulfill the requirements of the Master Sociology.
|Independent and autonomous undertaken scientific research will result in a master thesis. A research proposal will be drafted by the student with feedback of the thesis supervisor. This proposal will be presented within the framework of the masterseminar (see Master seminar Sociology-400804). In the master thesis, the different stages of sociological analysis must be advanced, but some stages might be more emphasised than others. Consequently, a thesis can have a more empirical theoretical accent with scientifically relevant conclusions or can be a sociological analysis of a social or practice problem and existing interventions leading to relevant policy conclusions. |
Preferably, a master thesis has a strong link with the departmental research programme. With respect to more macro-related questions an option is the analysis of the European Values Study of which the department has the coordination. This study comprises most Europan countries and surveys were held in 1981, 1990, 1999 and 2008. The data contain country characteristics and mainly individual level characteristics on social capital, solidarity, distributive justice, etc. Other options are the Tisser-Solidariteitsonderzoek containing Dutch survey data. With respect to the more micro-related questions an option is the Netherlands' Kinship Panel Study and the Panel Study of Social Integration in the Netherlands. Members of the Sociology track in Tilburg are directly engaged in all mentioned studies, in terms of primary data collection and also in terms of data enrichment and data dissemination.
Here you will find a list of topics the staff of the department of Sociology is interested in to supervise.
Type of instructionsThesis supervision
Type of examsThesis