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DDM Social Demography

University of Groningen

Master Postgraduate Groningen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary What impact did the recent economic crisis have on individuals' living and working conditions, on individuals' study and career choices, on social inequalities and social cohesion?
Course description The International Master in Social Demography is a Double Degree Program offered jointly by the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) of Barcelona and the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen (UG). After successful completion of the programme, students end up with two official diplomas: Master of Research in Sociology and Demography, issued by the University Pompeu Fabra, and Master of Science in Population Studies, issued by the University of Groningen.The double degree programme, which is entirely offered in English, combines the strengths of two of the highest-ranked Social Science Departments in Europe to offer high level research training in Sociology and Demography.The programme emphasizes the study of both advanced and developing societies from a unique interdisciplinary and dynamic perspective.See the flyer:
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 100.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes research, research project, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department faculty of Spatial Sciences
Information about the institution Students and researchers from all over the world come to Groningen to expand their own boundaries as well as those of academia.


Admission requirements
  1. Students must have an adequate knowledge of research methods and techniques (students must have taken and passed one statistical course during their previous studies)
  2. Students must hold a university degree (undergraduate and/or graduate) in a relevant discipline, e.g. the field of social sciences, law, humanities or health sciences, and have a graduation date no later than the start of the programme
  3. English language requirement: comparable to TOEFL 90 or IELTS 6.5. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (A,B,C). Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (A,B,C). Exemptions: Native English speakers or diploma holders from United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 15 Jul 2019 15 May 2019
1 Sep 2020 15 Jul 2020 15 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.



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Contact information for the study programme

Saskia Enuma

Study advisor Spatial Sciences (Groningen)

Nienke Harteveld

Study advisor Spatial Sciences (Groningen)

Contact information for the institution


study info

Telephone number +31 (0) 50 36 33906
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