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

EU External Relations EU External Relations
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 16,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 16,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Brussels School of International Studies is a multidisciplinary postgraduate School of the University of Kent bringing together the disciplines of politics, international relations, law and economics to provide in-depth analysis of international problems such as conflict, security, development, migration and the political economy and legal basis of a changing world order.

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Human Rights Human Rights
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,200 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,100 per year
  • 12 months

This human rights course takes a broad conception of human rights as its basis - what HG Wells once said was the belief that everyone is entitled to the "nourishment... care and attention needed to realise [their] full possibilities of physical and mental health from birth to death".

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International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 6,015 per year
  • Non-EEA € 13,250 per year
  • 12 months

The introduction of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has resulted in significant changes in the area of Disability Law and Policy. The LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy addresses that and graduates from this programme will be the first to emerge skilled in this growing area of law and policy.

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Informatics - Business, Law and Social Sciences Informatics - Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • International £ 14,695 per year
  • 9 months

Preparation for Masters degrees in Law, Social Sciences and the Arts. The Graduate Diploma combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university Masters degree.

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Bioethics & Society Bioethics & Society
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 8,520 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,040 per year
  • 12 months

Advances in biomedicine, neuroscience, and public health raise some of the most difficult ethical and societal questions today. The Bioethics & Society programme allows you to study these questions drawing on concepts, theories, and methods from philosophy and the social sciences. This will enable you to understand how bioethics influences the world, and how you could make an impact.

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Human Services (Human Services Administration) Human Services (Human Services Administration)
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 18 months

The M.S. in Human Services from Walden University prepares you to start initiating change in your community by improving the quality of life of individuals and training you as a leader in various administrative roles. The Human Services Administration specialization prepares competent leaders who can manage teams, which can initiate social change in the community.

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Intercultural Mediation Intercultural Mediation
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 1,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 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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Family and Human Development Family and Human Development
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 24 months

The Master of Science in Family and Human Development is a 30-credit online degree program offered through the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University.

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Comparative Social Policy Comparative Social Policy
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 8,660 per year
  • Non-EEA € 17,980 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc and MPhil degrees in Comparative Social Policy explore welfare systems and policy developments across a range of different countries.

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Community Care (MA, MPhil, PhD) Community Care (MA, MPhil, PhD)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

The Centre offers excellent opportunities for full or part-time research in intellectual disability and community care leading to higher degrees. The Tizard Centre has a strong track record of attracting University and ESRC research studentship funding. You should send an outline of your research proposal with your application

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Social Research (ESRC Recognised) Social Research (ESRC Recognised)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • International £ 14,000 per year
  • 12 months

Recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Our MA in Social Research provides the training that all ESRC-funded PhD students must undertake in Year One. The School has had seven quota awards in the past two years, as well as successful candidates in the open competition.

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Science Leisure Studies Science Leisure Studies
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • Non-EEA € 11,045 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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