The Graduate School of Social Sciences offers several possibilities to make up for (slight) credit deficiencies.
Application for 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.
Students who have excelled in their Bachelor’s programme, but who lack sufficient background for participating in the Master’s programme will be aksed to complete the one-semester pre-Master's programme of 30 ECTS. A deficient background includes:
Promising applicants who are lacking sufficient credits in social sciences research methodologies may be admitted to the Master’s programme after successfully completing Research methods “crash course” in the month prior to the programme starting (July/August). Insufficient research methodology training includes:
The tuition fee for the research methodology module in the academic year 2019-2020 is not available yet. Final fees will be announced by 1 December. The fees include lunch on class days, welcome and farewell events.
Promising students who have some credits in social science research methodologies, but need to compensate for some deficiencies will be asked to complete a MOOC. The MOOCs can be offered for qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods, or a combination of them. Applicants who will be asked to do a MOOC include those who:
Students who have enough research methodologies ECTS, but have been out of academia for some time, or who have not had relevant research experience through internships or employment, and thus need to refresh their skills.
Applicants who have relevant coursework in IDS, relevant internship or work experience in the development sector, and who have sufficient research credits, but are just short of meeting all the application criteria will be asked to complete an intensive reading assignment during the summer, and attend one refresher lecture and participate in one discussion seminar on the readings during the introduction week. This will be offered to students who:
There is no tuition fee for the intensive reading assignments.
If you have questions regarding admission and application, please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org