Sociology of Policy in Practice is a one-year programme that focuses on policy-oriented research either abroad or at home, in the Netherlands. It offers students a mix of social scientific skills and the opportunity to work on an own personal three-month research project in the field of policy at an organisation or company.
The programme offers you:
This unique master’s specialisation on the sociology of policy in practice teaches you to think along with organisations to help them respond to the challenges they are facing in our global and quickly changing times. You obtain relevant working experience by conducting a three-month research-oriented internship, in close collaboration with both our Leiden staff and members of your host organisation.
The Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology has a longstanding tradition in doing policy-oriented research. Using and adapting a mix of social scientific skills, we invite you to investigate, analyse, and report on human rights issues, inequality, economic precariousness or sustainability, eventually formulating conclusions that may be relevant to policy makers.
The Sociology of Policy in Practice specialisation offers students wishing to work in the field of policy oriented research a mix of social scientific skills and the opportunity to work on an own personal three-month research project at an NGO, government agency, small or large-scale company, museum or knowledge institute, either in the Netherlands or abroad.
During your three month research practice, you will investigate – in close collaboration to your host organisation – a problem or challenge that the organisation is facing. The institute of CA-DS has a longstanding tradition in mixed research methods and policy oriented research, you thus will be supervised by our experienced staff.
Through our mix of social scientific skills, you will be able to explore, analyse, and report on issues regarding human rights, inequality, and sustainability, formulating conclusions that will be relevant to policy makers.
National and international organisations and institutes in which our students are currently involved:
For more information on all our current research internships, see our MA students’s website.