afdeling sociologie

Secretariat: Telephone +31 (0)20 59 86804/ 85510 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main Building, room 2A-72 on the 2nd Floor
Postal address:  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, FSW Sociology. De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam
Visiting address: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main Building, 2A Floor, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam. Location and Route description 


Staff of Sociology
Secretariat of Sociology

Department Sociology

The department has two chairs in respectively Social Context of Aging, and in Social Change and Conflict. There are two associated professors, twenty assistant professors and ten phd students and researchers working in the department SOC.

Who we are and what we do...
The Department of Sociology has an interesting team of teachers and researchers professionalized in social theories on modernity, individualization and multiculturality and in the consequences of these for the individual lives of people in different periods of their life course (in their school and work careers, their family and social networks, in their identity formation, in meaning and mental well-being). The department uniquely profiles with the set of theme's Social Gerontology and Modernity and Culture. In the master SOC students are prepared for a job as a researcher or as a policy developer, particularly in these three fields.

Sociology Research Programme: PARIS

Research in the VUA Department of Sociology is organized in the PARIS ― PARticipation In Society —Research Program. PARIS covers a wide spectrum of social participation, including participation in education, labour market, family and social networks, voluntary organisations, and contentious and non-contentious political participation. More information on Sociology Research Programme: PARIS


Sociologie of Globalization and Diversity   
Master's programme
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The Department of Sociology regularly organizes events such as workshops and symposia.