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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Youth Studies M.Sc. Youth Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,950 per year
  • International £ 15,250 per year
  • 12 months

The Youth Studies programme from University of Glasgow introduces the key issues and decision-making processes that impact on young people’s lives across contexts including education, leisure, training and the labour market, housing and household information.

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Applied Sociology Master Applied Sociology
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,600 per year
  • International € 2,600 per year
  • 24 months

The Applied Sociology Programme from Vytautas Magnus University is designed in line with major research interests of research in department (including gender and family, health and health care, politics, migration, religion studies).

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Erasmus + Joint Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education - MARIHE M.Sc. Erasmus + Joint Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education - MARIHE
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 12,000
  • International € 12,000
  • 24 months

Erasmus Mundus/Erasmus+ MSc in Research and Innovation in Higher Education - MARIHE has established itself as a truly global, high-quality, 2-year master's programme taught in English. MARIHE provides participants with a diverse academic, linguistic and inter-cultural experience. MARIHE further benefits from a network of leading academicians, practitioners and policy makers from around the world. Combined with renowned national and international institutions as internship partners, MARIHE has a demonstrable track-record of enhancing the career outcomes of its graduates.

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Sociology M.A. Sociology
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 5,950 per year
  • International £ 15,500 per year
  • 12 months

Join one of the top sociology departments in the UK and further your understanding of the tensions, interactions and networks that dictate how societies are organised. You contribute to the thinking that guides organisations such as the Home Office, Amnesty International and the United Nations. This MA Sociology course from University of Essex provides excellent preparation for further academic study, and many of our postgraduates go on to successful academic careers, both in the UK and overseas.

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Foundation Programme in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Pre-Master Foundation Programme in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Jan 2017
  • Mar 2017
  • Apr 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 3,950 per trimester
  • International £ 3,950 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 Sceinces Master’s degrees at UCLan. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the UCLan campus.

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Intercultural Mediation M.A. Intercultural Mediation
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 1,500 per year
  • International € 3,000 per year
  • 24 months

The master programme in sociology, specialty "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1988. It is the oldest research and educational centre in Wroclaw offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff.

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Survey Methods for Social Research M.Sc. Survey Methods for Social Research
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 5,950 per year
  • International £ 15,500 per year
  • 12 months

Our MSc Survey Methods for Social Research will provide answers to these questions and more, preparing you for a professional career in social, academic or market research. Central to our course is an emphasis on practical learning and experience, so you undertake a short work placement in one of a number of professional research organisations.

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Human and Social Services - Gerontology Master Human and Social Services - Gerontology
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

Further your commitment to social change with an online MS in Human and social Services from Walden. Through professionally-focused curriculum, interactive case studies and simulations, and an interprofessional approach, you prepare to address the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations within a global context.

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Social Research (ESRC Recognised) M.A. Social Research (ESRC Recognised)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • International £ 15,000 per year
  • 12 months

Develop the skills and knowledge to produce meaningful social research with this challenging programme. Core modules will teach you how to turn social research issues and questions into workable research designs, as well as handling quantitative and qualitative data and issues such as ethics and funding applications. This Social Research (ESRC Recognised) degree is offered by University of Leeds.

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Master of Science Leisure Studies M.Sc. Master of Science Leisure Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 11,071 per year
  • 12 months

NHTV Breda offers this academic master in Leisure Studies in cooperation with Tilburg University. NHTV is the first university of applied sciences in the Netherlands to offer an academic master’s programme.

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