The first year is entirely devoted to methodology courses offered to all students that cover not only sociological methods, but also methods for historical and political research.
The second year covers two clusters of substantive courses in:
- social inequalities and social change in education, family dynamics, labour market participation and welfare support;
- culture and communication: they involve the analysis of cultural transformations in lifestyles and in several domains such as science and religion.
Each student is expected to choose one of these two clusters. Moreover, in the second year students participate in a research stage in private and public research institutes, and draft their final dissertation. The choice of the cluster of courses, of the internship and of the topic of the dissertation shall be integrated in order to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of an area of substantive expertise for their future career development.
for further information: http://international.unitn.it/ssr/courses.