Masters in Sociology

Sociology is a study field which deals with human social behaviour. 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 influence society. Sociology students discover answers to critical questions for our society like: how is culture created? Is social equality possible?

Students enrolled in a Bachelor or Master in Sociology will develop their communication, analytical and research skills as well as their understanding of various human aspects and behaviours.

Graduates of sociology degrees usually follow one of these paths: criminal justice, human services, education, research, policy or business. Find work in diverse and versatile fields as a public relations representative, rehabilitation counsellor, journalist, advocacy expert, state agent, and many more.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Social Entrepreneurship and Management Social Entrepreneurship and Management, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 17,400
  • 24 months

Master in Social Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM) at Roskilde University is designed as an in-depth education for students who want to specialise in studies of the social dimension of entrepreneurship and management.

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Public and Social Policy (PSP) Public and Social Policy (PSP), Master
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • International € 6,000 per year
  • 24 months

Public and Social Policy (PSP) is a two-year English-language Masters degree programme fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. The aim of the program is to provide students with current relevant knowledge of policy-making process and cultivate their analytical skills. In addition to theoretical knowledge about policy-making process, the program will offer deeper knowledge in concrete policy domains such as social policy, health policy, educational policy, employment policy or others.

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Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 8,000
  • 24 months

Interested in the questions of language, identity and societal inclusion? Wondering about the functions of multilingualism in contemporary societies, or about how mobility and migration affect language use and language learning? The Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society master’s programme from University of Jyväskylä tackles these questions and more.

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Population and Development Population and Development, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 3,822 per year
  • International € 3,822 per year
  • 24 months

The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution.

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Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 9,500
  • International £ 16,000
  • 12 months

Through this Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience programme from City, University of London you will learn how different brain functions contribute to cognition, mediate social interaction, and determine mental health, well-being and psychiatric illness.

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Sociology of Education Sociology of Education, M.A.
  • Aug 2017
  • International € 20,800
  • EEA € 0
  • 24 months

Education, and the way students should be educated, is a heavily debated and political subject. The Master Programme in Sociology of Education focuses on the analysis of what education really is and what functions it fulfils. As a student in the programme, you will acquire the means to make independent and advanced analyses of education as a social phenomenon, shaped by historical, cultural and economic conditions. It will prepare you for a career in research or the area of education administration.

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Social Psychology Social Psychology, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 13,400 per year
  • 24 months

The Social Psychology department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers talented and motivated students a challenging and unique, two-year Research Master’s programme in Regulation of Social Behaviour (Research).

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International Migration and Refugee Law International Migration and Refugee Law, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 13,400 per year
  • 12 months

International migration is one of the most important social issues of our time. People move across border for work, studies, love, as well as in order to flee poverty, persecution and violence. We will address international migration from the perspective of international and European law, and focus on the way these legal orders function in domestic legal orders. The interplay between international, European and domestic law is a specific focus of the track.

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Comparative Social Research Comparative Social Research, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 3,677 per year
  • International € 3,677 per year
  • 24 months

In our globalized world of today a huge variety of nations, cultures and societies comprised of an even bigger variance of political, ethnical, religious and other groups, are interconnected and develop in relation with each other. The International Master in Comparative Social Research is offered at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE).

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International Social Change and Policy International Social Change and Policy, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • International £ 15,250 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in International Social Change and Policy from the University of Sheffield is an innovative and exciting programme that will develop your awareness of the most pressing challenges posed by social change, enable you to critically examine dominant policy responses to key aspects of social change at national, cross-national comparative and global levels, and make you aware of agendas on policy alternatives and futures.

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Global and Transnational Sociology Global and Transnational Sociology, Master
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 10,000 per year
  • 24 months

Master’s Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology from the University of Tampere is a high-quality, internationally linked programme especially suited for students aiming at careers in social research, policy analysis and consultation, cultural analysis, media, international organizations, and international development.

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