Sociology is a study field which deals with human social behavior. It can be also defined as the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society. Sociology is a part of social science and aims to acquire knowledge about human social factors by performing empirical and critical analysis through qualitative and quantitative techniques, interpretative, hermeneutic and philosophic approaches. The study field looks into the factors such as deviance, social stratification, social class, culture, social mobility, law and religion and develops scientific knowledge. Sociologists try to understand the issues that change the society. Graduates usually follow one of these paths: criminal justice, human services, education, research, policy or business. Students will develop their communication, analytical and research skills as well as understanding of various human aspects.
Our online Master of Science degree in Family, Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS) offers real-world, practical career preparation in a field that addresses critical global issues such as family violence prevention, nonprofit leadership, personal and family financial security, and more.
The challenges of youth and community work are constantly changing and our course has been designed to help you face that change and engage with the policies and ideologies associated with this dynamic area.
Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning.
The Centre offers excellent opportunities for full or part-time research in intellectual disability and community care leading to higher degrees. The Tizard Centre has a strong track record of attracting University and ESRC research studentship funding.
Combining three distinct but related fields, this programme is an opportunity for students to master economics and political science while broadening their philosophical outlook and developing their critical thinking and social communication skills. Graduates are well positioned for careers as experts and consultants in strategic decision-making (in government or non-governmental organizations) or to continue their studies at the doctoral level.
Stanford undergraduates, regardless of undergraduate major, who wish to pursue an M.A. in Sociology may apply for the coterminal master’s program. The coterminal M.A. in Sociology is a flexible, self-designed program. Most students complete their M.A. in a fifth year at Stanford; occasionally students are able to complete their B.A. and coterminal M.A. in the fourth year.
Walden University’s M.S. in Addiction Counseling helps prepare you to provide treatment and intervention strategies for individuals whose lives have been affected by substance abuse and other behavioral addictions. The Addictions and Public Health specialization helps you develop an in depth knowledge of the cultural, social and behavioral factors that impact public health.
This programme trains students to conduct research on the politics, economics, sociology, culture, ethnicity, religions, and linguistics of Asian countries and peoples. Graduates go on to work worldwide in government, diplomacy, academia, and the nonprofit sector.
This MSc course is for those who want to explore aspects of science and society at postgraduate level. It offers an opportunity to pursue contemporary issues in science communication, science education and public engagement with science, using the innovative teaching methods pioneered by The Open University, and to develop a wide range of skills associated with masters-level study.
Walden University’s M.S. in Addiction Counseling helps prepare you to provide treatment and intervention strategies for individuals whose lives have been affected by substance abuse and other behavioral addictions. The Family Studies and Interventions specialization prepares professional counsellors who can address the mental health needs of a diverse modern society.
The International Joint Masters Degree in Cultural Sociology is a 4 semester (2 year) full time Masters program. You will enroll at one of the partner universities, and spend at least one semester (3rd semester is designed for mobility) at another partner university of the consortium. Upon graduation you will receive a joint diploma of all four partner universities!
Community developers work toward positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change by engaging citizens in the decision making process. The program explores a wide range of community development perspectives and equips you with the tools and educational experiences to contribute to positive changes in communities and regions.