|Length of program||1 year|
|Timetable||Monday to Friday, from 18:00 to 21:30|
|Degree Director||Onno Seroo|
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The problem of inequality has aroused increasing concern in academic, social and political circles in recent years. The interest can be largely explained by the magnitude of economic and social transformations that have occurred in recent decades and which are principally associated with globalization and the concentration of wealth, technological progress, and the crisis in the welfare state. Interest has also been generated by social movements that have promoted the recognition and integration of groups traditionally discriminated against.
As a result, the fight against inequality has become one of the objectives on the new global development agenda. Similarly, the interactions and implications of inequality will need to be taken into account in order to meet some of the main challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century, such as the spread of populism, the future of democracy, the role of women in society, and international migration.
Against this background, this Master’s Degree in Global Inequalities and Social Transformation offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary program that includes economics, political science, sociology, international relations, development, philosophy, government, social policy, gender, and statistics. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, the Master’s Degree provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and appreciate the concept of inequality in all its complexity—the main causes, mechanisms and effects connecting economic aspect with its social, cultural, and political dimensions. The aim is to generate new analyses and interpretations, propose ways of responding to the main consequences of inequality, and help to create new areas and agendas at different (institutional/ non-institutional; local/national/global) levels, all geared to seeking a new consensus and collective solutions.