Master's programme

Objectives master's programme

The bachelor's programme culminates in a master's programme. Students are offered the opportunity to specialise in a subdomain of social sciences. There are four specialisations by which Ghent University distinguishes itself from other universities that have a similar programme.

Each of our specialisations is backed by a specific research centre.


Each specialisation follows the same structure:

  • Three obligatory courses that are only accessible to students of the particular specialisation
  • Elective courses that students can choose from a varied list tailored to the specialisation and/or an optional internship
  • The master’s dissertation as final proof of the student’s ability to independently conduct scientific research: from a literature review to the final implementation of and reporting on empirical research