Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology: Sociology of Policy in Practice
The specialisation Sociology of Policy in Practice of the master's programme Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology focuses on policy-oriented research either abroad or in the Netherlands. It offers students a mixture of social scientific skills and the opportunity to work on an own personal three-month Policy Oriented Research Internship in the field of policy at an organisation or company.
During the Policy Oriented Research Internship, students will perform research – in close collaboration with the host organisation – a problem or challenge that the organisation is facing. The institute of Cultural anthropology and Development Sociology has a longstanding tradition in mixed research methods and policy oriented research. Thus, students will be supervised by our very experienced staff.
Through the mix of social scientific skills, students will be able to investigate, analyse, and report on issues regarding human rights, inequality, and sustainability, and formulating conclusions that will be relevant to policy makers.
The information about the available internship projects can be found on the Institute’s website .
Successful completion involves the following components:
finishing 3 courses
writing a Research Proposal
performing a Policy Oriented Research Internship
writing a Master Thesis