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Master Social Sciences programmes

Exchange semester 2020 - 2021 RMUS/COLS

In the Research Master Urban Studies a semester abroad is a compulsory part of the programme. Students have the opportunity to earn credits by selecting courses to valid their electives and do fieldwork at one of our partner institutions worldwide that offer high quality programmes in urban studies.

In the Master Comparative Labour and Organisation Studies a semester abroad is an optional part of the programme.

Studying abroad is an outstanding opportunity to extend your horizon, experience an unforgettable adventure, sample a new language, culture and country. You will be able to learn more about the academic system in the country of choice and further develop your research skills while doing fieldwork abroad.

For the Research Master Urban Studies, please find more information on the destinations and procedures for your exchange semester on the page below: Research Master Urban Studies.

For the Master Comparative Labour and Organisation Studies, please find more information on the destinations and procedures for your exchange semester on the page below: Master Comparative Labour and Organisation Studies.

  • Research Master Urban Studies

    Deadline for application for the exchange semester in 2020-2021 is 20 January 12.00 C.E.T.

    Students are advised to discuss their exchange destination with their academic exchange advisor, Dr. Marco Bontje, in an early stage.

    You are strongly advised to list a second choice on your application as places at the partner institutions might be limited. In order to be selected a strong motivation together with a realistic research proposal is important.

    You'll need to list a preliminary choice of courses with your application and you need to upload motivation letters (in pdf) for the universities of your choice.

    Students in the Research Master Urban Studies spend the first semester of their second year at one of our partner universities. In order to arrange your exchange in a proper way an early orientation on possibilities and destinatons is necessary. Therefore early in your first year  an information meeting is organised.

    The compulsory study abroad semester serves two purposes: students are expected to take their electives worth a minimum of 18 EC at the partner institution and conduct their compulsory fieldwork (first case study, worth 12 EC) in the city or region. Guidance  from the partner university during the fieldwork is in most cases provided, but not guaranteed. Students choose their destination based on their research interests, the courses offered, and their language capacity.

    Below you find an overview of the exchange destinations 2020-2021. The universities listed  are the universities we have agreements with in the field of Urban Studies. It isn't possible to go on exchange to a university not listed.

    In the document below you can find factsheets of most of the partner universities of the Research Master Urban Studies. 

  • Comparative Labour and Organisation Studies

    Deadline for application for the exchange semester in 2020 -2021 is 1 November, 13:00 

    Students are advised to discuss their exchange destination with their academic exchange advisor, Dr. Johan de Deken, first. You are advised to list a second choice on your application as placement at your first choice partner institution might not be possible. In order to be selected a strong motivation together with a realistic studyplan is important. You'll need to list a preliminary choice of courses with your application.

    The MSc Sociology-Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies participates in the EMLS (European Master in Labour Studies). This is a network intending to educate new professionals who plan to make their career in the fields of work and employment, industrial relations or human resource management. The curriculum of the programme has been jointly developed and each partner is engaged in developing research collaboration.

     The partner institutions agree each year on the number of students to be hosted by the partner institutions in the following year. This means that not all destinations are available each academic year, as a balance needs to be achieved.

    Here you find the list of all partner universities in the EMLS network.