Social Sciences Courses

Under the heading Social Sciences, Utrecht Summer School offers courses on migration studies, communication, psychology, linguistics and geosciences. Our 2021 offer also include the subjects of survey research, data science, multilevel analysis, qualitiative statistics, conflict resolution, mediation and working with GIS. 

Please take a look at this course page as new courses will be added! All courses included their teaching format in the course description, in case the course cannot be offered on location. 

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Mplus: How to get started? (January)

If you expect to work with the software Mplus, this course can help you to get started! This course is a compact 1-day workshop on using Mplus to get you started. We will focus on how to get...

18 January 2021 - 18 January 2021
0.5 ECTS
€100.00
Bachelor level

Data Science: Applied Text Mining

This course introduces the basic and advanced concepts and ideas in text mining and natural language processing. In this course, students will learn how to apply text mining methods on text data and a...

26 July 2021 - 29 July 2021
1.5 ECTS
€535.00
Advanced Master level

Introduction to Semantics in L1 and L2 Acquisition - UiL OTS

This course introduces the basics of (formal) semantics and first and second language (L1/L2) acquisition as well as the interface between them. Days 1 and 2 are devoted to the introduction of a broad...

23 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
0.0 ECTS
€200.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Research design for Experimental Linguists - Uil OTS

This course is essential for experimental linguists. In this course you will learn about important aspects of a quantitative study design (research methodology), the basics of statistical (hypothesis)...

23 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
0.0 ECTS
€200.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Survey Research: Statistical Analysis and Estimation

The course is based on a total survey error perspective and discusses the major sources of survey error. Participants will be presented with tools for detection and adjustment of such errors. Analysis...

23 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
1.5 ECTS
€620.00
Advanced Master level

A Gentle Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

This course describes the stages involved in Bayesian analysis: specifying the prior and data models, deriving inference, model checking and refinement. We discuss prior and posterior predictive check...

23 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
1.5 ECTS
€620.00
Advanced Master level

Psycholinguistics - UiL OTS

This elementary to intermediate level course will provide the student with a basic knowledge of psycholinguistics, a research domain on the intersection of linguistics, psychology and neuroscience. Th...

23 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
0.0 ECTS
€200.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Survey Research: Design, Implementation and Data Processing

Changes in technology and society strongly influence modern survey research. This course covers the essentials of modern survey methodology, organised by the Department of Methodology and Statistics i...

16 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
1.5 ECTS
€620.00
Advanced Master level

Modeling the Dynamics of Intensive Longitudinal Data

This is a four-day course on how to study dynamics in intensive longitudinal data, such as ambulatory assessments (AA), experience sampling method (ESM) data, ecological momentary assessments (EMA), r...

16 August 2021 - 19 August 2021
1.5 ECTS
€535.00
PhD level

Applied Multivariate Analysis

The summer school course 'Applied Multivariate Analysis' offers hands-on experience using SPSS for the most frequently encountered multivariate statistical techniques in the social and be...

16 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
3.0 ECTS
€600.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Bilingualism - UiL OTS

Ask someone their opinion on bilingualism and you are likely to hear statements such as: 'learning two languages from birth confuses children and impairs their cognitive development', 'Bil...

16 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
0.0 ECTS
€200.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology - UiL OTS

In this course we will investigate sound in language from 5 different perspectives: alphabet (units), acoustics, articulation, prosody and learning. These complementary perspectives together show how ...

16 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
0.0 ECTS
€200.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Advanced Communication Skills: Between Persuasion and Empathy

Effective communication is key for high performing professionals. If you want to bring your communication skills to the next level and work on your personal development, then this course is here for y...

16 August 2021 - 26 August 2021
4.0 ECTS
€900.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Introduction to Generative Syntax - UiL OTS

In this course, students will be introduced to the basics of generative linguistics, the theoretical framework evolved from and based on Noam Chomsky’s work. The formal tools of generative lingu...

16 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
0.0 ECTS
€200.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Soft Skills for (Future) Diplomats and Peacebuilders

Are you an (aspiring) diplomat or peacebuilder? And do you have ideals for a better world? And would you like to work on your communication and personal leadership skills? Then this is the place for y...

09 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
2.0 ECTS
€600.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Global Trends in Demographics and Migration

Please note: this is an online course. 

Global trends in Demographics and Migration is a two-week summer course that examines developments in global and regional changes in the population...

02 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
4.0 ECTS
€780.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Data Science: Data Analysis

The course Data science: Data Analysis offers a range of techniques and algorithms from statistics, machine learning and data mining to make predictions about future events and to uncover hidden struc...

19 July 2021 - 23 July 2021
1.5 ECTS
€620.00
Advanced Master level

Futuring for Sustainability

What we do in the present is profoundly influenced by our expectations of our futures. The annual 'Futuring for Sustainability Summer School' is an interactive course, held from 13-17 Jul...

05 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
1.5 ECTS
€750.00
Advanced Master level

Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling using Mplus

We offer a 5-day course on how to perform basic SEM analyses using Mplus. The main objective of this course is to learn how to analyse several models with Mplus (e.g. path models, multiple group ...

05 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
1.5 ECTS
€620.00
Advanced Master level

Migration, Integration and Ethnic Relations

This course will be provided in an online setting. The course will be a mixture of live online teaching and discussion and offline assignments and reading.

During this course, we discuss ...

05 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
3.0 ECTS
€850.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Psychodiagnostics: Theory and Skills Training - Online

This summer, Utrecht University offers you an online 'bridging' course in psychodiagnostics, in order to overcome deficiencies in psychodiagnostics and assessment for entering the master cours...

05 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
4.0 ECTS
€700.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Global Transformations

How can systemic drivers of global challenges be identified? What are transformations and how do they come about? How can different forms of experimentation and adaptive learning be used to achieve tr...

05 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
2.0 ECTS
€600.00
Master level

Introduction to GIS for Human and Behavioral Scientists

The objective of the course is to provide students, that have a background in social, human or behavioral sciences, with an introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This course aims at hi...

05 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
1.5 ECTS
€300.00
Advanced Bachelor level

LANDac Annual Summer School "Land Governance for Development" – Special Online Edition

Welcome to the LANDac (the Netherlands Land Academy) Annual Summer School “Land Governance for Development”. Large-scale acquisition of land in the Global South has received a great d...

05 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
3.0 ECTS
€560.00
Master level

Data Science: Statistical Programming with R

R is rapidly becoming the standard platform for data analysis. This course offers an elaborate introduction into statistical programming in R. Students learn to operate R, form pipelines for data anal...

05 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
1.5 ECTS
€620.00
Advanced Master level

Train-the-trainer: Training in the International Classroom for CLIL/EMI

This train-the-trainer (TTT) summer school is aimed at teachers and lecturers teaching in English from all areas of education who want to become trainers in an international classroom. By the 'int...

05 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
2.0 ECTS
€1600.00
Master level

Contemporary Conflict Analysis: Actors, Issues & Technologies of 21st Century Warfare

Owing to the ever-changing nature of warfare, the field of conflict studies requires an informed approach towards answering the question of why various actors resort to violent conflict. This summer s...

19 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
4.0 ECTS
€860.00
Bachelor level

Introduction to Multilevel Analysis

This course will teach you the theoretical basics of multilevel modelling and some important methodological and statistical issues. You will also learn how to analyse multilevel data sets with the HLM...

07 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
1.0 ECTS
€450.00
Advanced Master level

Advanced Multilevel Analysis

This three day course will teach you advanced topics in multilevel modelling. The three-day course builds upon the contents of the other summer school course “Introduction to multilevel analysis...

12 July 2021 - 14 July 2021
1.0 ECTS
€450.00
Advanced Master level

Sense making of GPS Data in a GIS environment

This course focuses on analysis of outdoor movements in space and transport network-based distances. The objective is to provide students with insight in the principles of sense making of GPS Dat...

12 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
1.5 ECTS
€300.00
Master level

Data Science: Multiple Imputation in Practice

This 4-day course teaches you the basics in solving your own missing data problems appropriately. Participants will learn how to form imputation models, how to combine data sets, how to model non-resp...

12 July 2021 - 15 July 2021
1.5 ECTS
€535.00
Master level

Advanced Course on using Mplus

This is a five-day course on structural equation modeling (SEM) using Mplus. If you already know how to analyse your data in Mplus but want to learn more about what you are actually doing, and es...

12 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
1.5 ECTS
€620.00
Advanced Master level

Data Science: Introduction to Text Mining with R

Applications of text mining are everywhere: social media, web search, advertising, emails, customer service, healthcare, marketing, etc. In this course, students will learn how to apply text mining me...

12 July 2021 - 14 July 2021
1.0 ECTS
€450.00
Master level

Advanced Survey Design

This course in ‘advanced survey design’ takes students beyond the introductory courses and will discuss the state of the art in both the design and the analysis of survey data. We discuss ...

30 August 2021 - 03 September 2021
2.0 ECTS
€620.00
PhD level