Teachings

Master : Sociology

Director : Gianluca MANZO, Professor, Sorbonne University

Deputy Director: Sébastien MOSBAH-NATANSON, Senior Lecturer, Sorbonne University

Contact : gianluca.manzo@sorbonne-universite.fr

Specialty: Contemporary Sociology

Description: The Master in Contemporary Sociology of Sorbonne University, in association with the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay, is aimed at holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology (or another Bachelor’s degree in the human and social sciences). It is also open to students with a Bachelor (or Master) in computer science or mathematics applied to social sciences, who have taken introductory classes to sociology during their training. It aims to equip students with the capacity of handling and describing complex data structures, of formulating precise theoretical explanatory models as well as of validating empirically these models. Courses on sociological theory, economic sociology, sociology of family, digital sociology, sociology of science and health, and social stratification research constitute the bulk of the program; a plurality of methods of data collection, analysis and modelling (such as multivariate statistics, network analysis, the experimental method, algorithmic methods and the ethnographic approach) are intensively taught. Students will also become familiar with several data analysis and programming environments, including R, SAS, Python and NetLogo. The Master’s programme aims to form high-quality students believing in a rigorous and scientific understanding of sociology that can be put to good use in academic careers as well as in other professional environments like firms and public administrations requiring the ability to understand and solve complex problems.

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Specialty: Sociological research management, Consulting, surveys, evaluation

Description: The Master in Sociological research management, Consulting, surveys, and evaluation of Sorbonne University is aimed at holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology (or another degree in the human and social sciences). It is also open to students with a degree in mathematics applied to the social sciences, who have taken an introduction to sociology during their studies. The aim is to train specialists in social analysis, capable of working in public or private laboratories, research firms or public authorities. They will be able to demonstrate skills in social science methodology and, more specifically, in the production and analysis of quantitative and qualitative surveys, in consulting and in the evaluation of public policies. These future professionals will have the capacity to interpret these surveys thanks to their training in general sociology. The Master’s degree will complement their technical and operational skills through targeted methodological and professional teaching.

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