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

Bioethics & Society Bioethics & Society
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Foundation Programme in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation Programme in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Jan 2016
  • Mar 2016
  • Apr 2016
  • Jun 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 3,950 per trimester
  • Non-EEA £ 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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Social Research (ESRC Recognised) Social Research (ESRC Recognised)
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia
  • Sep 2016
  • National € 3,734 per year
  • International € 3,734 per year
  • 24 months

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource.

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Coterminal Coterminal
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • 24 months

Stanford undergraduates, regardless of undergraduate major, who wish to pursue an M.A. in Sociology may apply for the coterminal master’s program. The coterminal M.A. in Sociology is a flexible, self-designed program. Most students complete their M.A. in a fifth year at Stanford; occasionally students are able to complete their B.A. and coterminal M.A. in the fourth year.

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Kinesiology Kinesiology
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • Not specified

The Department of Kinesiology offers top-ranked graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Kinesiology. Our award-winning faculty has decades’ worth of experience educating students in the classroom and enabling them to develop the knowledge and competencies necessary to the study of human physical activity. Our graduate students also gain hands-on experience in research laboratory settings with faculty members conducting leading-edge research from the molecular to the community level.

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International Joint Master Degree in Cultural Sociology International Joint Master Degree in Cultural Sociology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 3,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 3,000 per year
  • 24 months

The International Joint Masters Degree in Cultural Sociology is a 4 semester (2 year) full time Masters program. You will enroll at one of the partner universities, and spend at least one semester (3rd semester is designed for mobility) at another partner university of the consortium. Upon graduation you will receive a joint diploma of all four partner universities!

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Sociology in European Context (SEC) Sociology in European Context (SEC)
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 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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Management Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,780 per year
  • Non-EEA € 3,000 per year
  • 24 months

Study Programme: Master of Social Sciences in Management. Awarded academic degree: Master of Social Sciences in Management. Accreditation: until 2019 (Accreditation Certificat Nr. 147. )

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Gerontology and Ageing Studies (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) Gerontology and Ageing Studies (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
  • Sep 2016
    Not specified
  • 12 months

The Gerontology and Ageing Studies programme acknowledges that ageing is accompanied by biological changes, but takes a holistic approach to ageing. It shifts the central focus from the medical model of ageing, to one that encompasses a range of disciplines including psychology, sociology and demography, viewing ageing more positively.

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Political Sociology Political Sociology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 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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