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 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 M.A. Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society
  • 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 Master Population and Development
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Sociology of Education M.A. Sociology of Education
  • Any time
  • International € 21,314
  • EEA € 0
  • 24 months

Education, and the way students should be educated, is a heavily debated and very 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 from Uppsala University, you will acquire the means to make independent and advanced analyses of education as a social phenomenon, shaped by historical, cultural and economic conditions.

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MAPS - Master in Public Policy and Social Change Master MAPS - Master in Public Policy and Social Change
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Society, Culture and Media M.A. Society, Culture and Media
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 7,000
  • International £ 16,500
  • 12 months

This interdisciplinary Society, Culture and Media programme at the University of Leeds will allow you to benefit from the expertise of both the School of Sociology and Social Policy and the School of Media and Communication, enabling you to gain an in-depth understanding of key issues, debates and theoretical perspectives, and to critically analyse the relationship between culture, media and society.

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International Master in Comparative Social Research M.A. International Master in Comparative Social Research
  • Sep 2017
  • 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 2017
  • 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 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 Master Global and Transnational Sociology
  • Any time
  • 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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