Masters in Sociology

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.

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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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Political Sociology M.A. Political Sociology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,250 per year
  • International £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

This programme combines the perspectives of sociology and political science to address key issues of social and political change in modern societies.

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Social and Applied Psychology M.Sc. Social and Applied Psychology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,250 per year
  • International £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

The programme is taught by the School’s outstanding research group in social psychology. Our teaching and research covers the psychology of intergroup behaviour, group decision and performance, attitudes and persuasion, organisational psychology, social cognition, children’s self-concept and social attitudes, and cross-cultural questions, relating social psychological research in these areas to social problems. Course tutors include academics and experts who work in the media, the health service and other applied settings.

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Sociology - Immigration Studies Master Sociology - Immigration Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 835 per year
  • International € 4,175 per year
  • 24 months

The Master in Sociology - Immigration Studies from University of Liège aims at providing students with theoretical, practical and critical skills allowing them to investigate social issues of any nature in modern societies, establish diagnoses, and take a part in solving them.

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Foundation Programme in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Pre-Master Foundation Programme in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 3,300 per trimester
  • International £ 3,300 per trimester
  • 9 months

The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.

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Sociology in European Context (SEC) Master Sociology in European Context (SEC)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • International € 6,000 per year
  • 24 months

Sociology in European Context (SEC) is a two-year English-language Master’s programme designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field including its theory and research methods. The curriculum focuses on major social processes taking place in contemporary European countries and offers opportunities for students to develop skills including data collection, analysis and interpretation while carrying out sociological research. It is taught at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences by members of the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS).

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Implementation and Improvement Science M.Sc. Implementation and Improvement Science
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 17,550 per year
  • 12 months

MSc Implementation and Improvement Science from King's College London is a practical course for anyone who is interested in improving health services and wants to know how to do it well. It has been created by implementation and improvement science experts working together under the auspices of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London.

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Business and Social Studies Pre-Master Business and Social Studies
  • Jan 2017
  • Apr 2017
  • International £ 8,600 per year
  • 6 months

The Pre-Masters Programme in Business and Social Studies offers a path to postgraduate study for international students. This unique course of academic modules, study skills and English language training will help you to meet the challenges of a Masters at the University of Strathclyde.

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Sociology M.A. Sociology
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 4,479 per semester
  • International $ 9,757 per semester
  • 24 months

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers studies leading to the master of arts degree in Sociology. Graduate work in sociology involves the advanced study of human social life, its processes, problems and possible future forms.

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