The Graduate School of Social Sciences offers several possibilities to make up for (slight) credit deficiencies.
Application not needed
Application to pre-Master’s programmes and courses is not needed: the Admissions Committee will assess your application for the Master's programme and decide if a pre-Master’s programme or course is needed and if it will sufficiently prepare you for entry to the Master's programme.
Promising students who do not meet the entry requirements may be conditionally admitted to the programme, provided that they complete an online E-course in Basic Anthropological Theory (4 ECTS). The tuition fee for this two months long distance E-course offered in November/January and May/July is EUR 400.
Promising students with a Bachelor's degree in a field related to social sciences, but without sufficient background in anthropology, may be admitted provided that they complete a pre-Master’s programme of a maximum of 30 ECTS (to a maximum of 60 ECTS) first.
Please see here for more information about the tuition fee for one of the pre-Master’s programmes.
For more information on the pre-Master’s programmes, please see here:
E-course Qualitative Research methodology
Students with slightly insufficient background in anthropological or qualitative social science research methodology, may be admitted provided that they complete the e-course qualitative research methodology in the period prior to the Master's programme.
The tuition fee for this two months long distance E-course offered in November/January and May/July is EUR 400.
For more information on the E-course, please see here:
Graduates from universities of applied sciences (HBO)
Applicants with a higher professional Bachelor's degree obtained at a university of applied sciences (HBO) should contact the student advisor. HBO students with a relevant BA degree, preferably a BA that contains courses on analytical skills and on writing, and excellent grades might be able to enroll in the MA programme provided that they first complete our 60 EC pre-Master’s programme. Entrance to this programme is selective. The student advisor can advise you on this.
For more information on the pre-Master’s programme for HBO students, please see here:
If you still have any questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org