Program Structure

Year 1 (30 U.S. credits or 60 ECTS credits) 

  • Broad foundations of quantitative social sciences 

  • Mandatory courses in Mathematics, Programming and Data Analysis, and Social Sciences 

Year 2 (30 U.S. credits or 60 ECTS credits) 

  • Continue mandatory courses in Mathematics, Data Science, and Social Sciences. 

  • Choose 2 of 5 specialization tracks. Sign up for mandatory elective courses from chosen track offerings: 

  1. Sociology 

  2. Economics

  3. Environmental Sciences 

  4. Political Sciences 

  5. Data Sciences 

Year 3 (30 U.S. credits or 60 ECTS credits) 

  • Continue with 2 specialization tracks 

  • Add more mandatory electives from all offerings 

  • Add free electives 

  • Seminars on Quantitative Social Sciences 

  • Study abroad through Erasmus exchange options 

  • Thesis by the end of the year 

Year 4 for completion of U.S. BA (30 U.S. credits) 

  • Continue with mandatory electives 

  • Add more free electives 

  • Conduct comprehensive research 

  • Carry out independent Capstone Project in your chosen major 
     

Seminar series on Quantitative Social Sciences 

This module is composed of a series of seminars delivered in the fall and winter terms by invited researchers from the different fields of quantitative social science and data science. Our goal is to expose students to current research and field applications in academia and industry, as well as to outstanding challenges. 

By the end of the term students will be able to bridge the gap between the classroom material and applications in the real world. After learning from leading experts, they will find motivating material for their projects and thesis throughout the program. 

Capstone Project 

In the winter and spring terms of Year 4 students will be able to further develop their independent study skills through a special ‘capstone project’ focused on their specialization track. The project will be different in nature from the Year 3 thesis and should not overlap with it in content or form. 

The capstone project could involve either a more ambitious research idea or be based on a placement or internship with a written report in the end. The capstone project must explain, explore or present intellectual problems from within the chosen specialization in a rigorous manner, therefore each student will have an advisor. If students decide to obtain a double major, these two subjects must be incorporated in their capstone project in a comprehensive manner.