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

Public and Social Policy (PSP) Master Public and Social Policy (PSP)
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Environmental Science, Technology & Society M.Sc. Environmental Science, Technology & Society
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  6,950 per year
  • International  15,250 per year
  • 12 months

This Master in Environmental Science, Technology & Society from University of Glasgow examines the social, political and cultural implications of environmental science and technology. You will learn to assess scientific and technological innovations as potential solutions to environmental issues. The unique interdisciplinary approach gives you a social science perspective on contemporary environmental issues.

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Population and Development Master Population and Development
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA $ 4,220 per year
  • International $ 4,220 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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Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (joint Degree with University of Tampere, Finland and Johannes Kepler University Linz) M.A. Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (joint Degree with University of Tampere, Finland and Johannes Kepler University Linz)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  2,116 per year
  • International  3,120 per year
  • 24 months

This Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (joint Degree with University of Tampere, Finland and Johannes Kepler University Linz) is a joint study programme. It is implemented and administered by the three partner-universities - Mykolas Romeris Univeristy (Lithuania), University of Tampere (Finland) and the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria).

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MAPS - Master in Public Policy and Social Change Master MAPS - Master in Public Policy and Social Change
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  5,000
  • International  5,000
  • 12 months

MAPS - Master in Public Policy and Social Change is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like.

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Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism M.Sc. Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  11,090 per year
  • International  22,380 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism from University College London (UCL), designed by a panel of academic departments, industrial partners and law enforcement and security agencies, introduces students to the fundamental knowledge, core expertise and advanced, evidence-driven methodological tools and approaches required to understand, analyse, prevent, disrupt and detect organised crime and terrorism.

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Social Policy and Social Research Methods M.Sc. Social Policy and Social Research Methods
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  6,800
  • International  11,600
  • 15 months

This Masters in Social Policy and Social Research Methods from London South Bank University is particularly significant if you are currently working in local authorities or the voluntary sector. The skills you learn will progress your career in social welfare policy development, delivery or research.

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International Master in Comparative Social Research M.A. International Master in Comparative Social Research
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA $ 4,020 per year
  • International $ 4,020 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 by National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE).

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Social Research M.Sc. Social Research
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  11,000 per year
  • International  16,500 per year
  • 12 months

This programme is designed to provide a firm grounding in the theory, philosophy and methods of social research, as well as opportunities to develop an area of substantive interest within the social sciences.

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

The MSc in International Social Change and Policy from 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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