Study Social Sciences in Norway

Study Social Sciences in Norway

Studying Social Sciences

Social sciences study the human society and its individual behaviours and relationships. Classical study areas in this field are sociology, economics, psychology and political science. This already illustrates the wide variety of research in the social sciences. However, they have a similar approach in conducting research which is quite different from the methodologies used in natural sciences. By combining several methodologies and quantitative as well as qualitative research, students gain insight into various aspects of human society.

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Studying in Norway

The UN consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with expected length of lifetime.

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56 Social Sciences Master's degrees in Norway

Master Global Development - Theory and Practice

The aim of this master's programme from University of Bergen is to train advanced professionals in the field of Global Development - Theory and Practice with specialisation in either health promotion or gender and global development.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Phil. Development Geography

The aim of the Development Geography programme from University of Bergen is to provide the candidates with theoretical and methodological skills enabling them to qualify for a Master's Degree.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Phil. Archaeology

The Master's programme in Archaeology from University of Bergen offers foreign students, primarily from developing countries, a higher degree in archaeology.

Faculty of Arts
M.Sc. Master's in Strategy and Management

Strategy and Management focuses on how managers and employees can develop businesses to become efficient and competitive whilst maintaining corporate social responsibility. How can firms create value and develop a competitive advantage? How can business leaders through their employees carry out necessary strategic modifications? What is good management and what fosters productive employees?

M.Sc. Master's in International Business

International Business is a specialised programme designed to equip students with the right mix of analytical and practical skills for a career within multinational companies, international organisations or smaller firms whose activities involve a substantial degree of international business.

M.Sc. Master's in Economics

Understanding economic mechanisms is vital for the success of business and the design of public policy and this master’s programme offers a thorough and comprehensive education in economic theory and econometrics. You will learn what motivates and drives decisions for individuals, companies, competitors and authorities - and what determines prices, returns and economic conditions.

M.Phil. Media Studies - Nordic Media

Nordic Media is an intensive, two-year exploration of a wide range of contemporary issues in media and communications. Join an international group of students to learn about the media systems in one of the world's most advanced regions in terms of technology, economy, and politics. The programme is delivered by University of Oslo.

Master Gender Studies

Would you like a study that opens several doors in to the labour market? A master's degree in Gender studies will give you the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, power and knowledge production. The Gender Studies programme is offered by University of Oslo.

M.Phil. International Community Health

We train students in international community health research and interventions in a multidisciplinary classroom, with students from all over the world. This International Community Health M.Phil at University of Oslo is a research programme where students carry out fieldwork in Norway or abroad.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. International Development Studies

The International Development Studies programme provides an understanding of global social, political and economic change. The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) degree provides a critical understanding of the history and current dynamics of globalization, and its impact on societies and environments.

Dept. of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric
M.Phil. Viking and Medieval Studies

This is the only programme in Scandinavia that offers a specialisation in Old Norse and Celtic philology supplemented by optional interdisciplinary studies. The Viking and Medieval Studies course is delivered by University of Oslo.

M.Sc. Human Geography

All places –small or large, rich or poor, near or far– are unique yet connected to a multitude of other places at the same time. With a master in Human Geography you learn to understand the difference that place makes and how local and global processes intertwine and produce change around the world. The programme is offered by University of Oslo.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Economics

During the Master of Science in Economics at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) you will study at one of Norway’s leading schools in economics, with an international reputation in the fields of environmental economics, energy economics and development economics.

School of Economics and Business
Master Information and Communication Technology

This Information and Communication Technology study programme at the University of Agder gives you a unique competitive advantage in ICT. Our skilled lecturers and supervisors give you personal support throughout the study, in development and research projects and in the lecture hall.

Master Social Science

The Master of Social Science from Nord University provides an in-depth knowledge of analytical, methodological and theoretical approaches to Social Science. The three specializations are Social Work with a Comparative Perspective, West Nordic Studies and International Northern Development.

Faculty of Social Sciences
Master Global Studies

VID Specialized University’s Master's Degree in Global Studies provides you with competence, understanding, knowledge and the tools you need to encounter a complex cultural reality, both in Norway and abroad.

Department of Masterdegrees
M.B.A. Global Development and Planning

Are you interested in development issues? Do you want to learn more about facilitators and obstacles to development, whether they are environmental or social, economic or political? In the Global Devlopement and Planning programme at the University of Agder you will study all of the above factors, as well as population growth; over-exploitation and mismanagement of natural resources and pollution.

M.Phil. Indigenous Studies

Do you want to take part in shaping and producing solutions to global and local challenges through the study of indigenous issues? UIT The Arctic University of Norway is one of the very few in the world to offer an international Master's degree programme in comparative Indigenous Studies.

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
M.Phil. Economics

The two year master’s degree programme in Economics at University of Oslo is a full time programme, with three different programme options, that provides rigorous training in modern economics.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Phil. Peace and Conflict Studies

Do you wish to require knowledge and analytical skills in order to analyse the many different aspects of conflicts in the world today? Do you want to work with conflict prevention, policy-making, or go into the field of research on peace and conflicts? Then the Master's Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Oslo might be something for you.

Master Asia and Middle East Studies

This Asia and Middle East Studies master’s degree programme at University of Oslo offers a combination of higher degree studies in the languages, cultures, societies and histories of Asia and Africa.

M.Sc. Finance

The Finance department at BI are ranked among top ten in Europe. Learn from the best and achieve a highly recognised degree.

Master of Science (MSc) programmes
M.Sc. Business - QTEM (Major in Economics)

Economics is the study of how societies, governments, businesses, households, and individuals allocate their scarce resources. You will learn a framework for analysis that can be applied to a great variety of areas, ranging from international trade to unemployment and inflation. The Business - QTEM (Major in Economics) programme is offered by BI Norwegian Business School.

Master of Science (MSc) programmes
M.Sc. International Relations

Do you want to understand and analyze international relations today in terms of diplomacy, development and environmental sustainability? This International Relations program at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) provides the opportunity to adapt to the new global reality.

Dept. of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric
M.Phil. Psychology

The master's degree in Psychology provides you with advanced psychological knowledge. You will also gain practical experience through projects and lab work. The programme offers five specializations. Please note that the programme option in Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Oslo is the only one that is taught entirely in English.

Faculty of Social Sciences
Master English Literature, American and British Studies

Through a Master’s degree in English Literature, American and British Studies you will achieve a high level of competence in English and an in-depth understanding of American or British culture, literature and history. The English Literature, American and British Studies course is offered by University of Oslo.

M.Sc. Business Administration, Specialisation in Financial Economics

This Business Administration, Specialisation in Financial Economics specialisation course at the University of Agder offers in-depth studies of how the market functions in relation to business financing and ownership (corporate finance), and the relationship between financial markets, the market economy and the governments use of markets in the practise of economic policy (macroeconomics).

M.Phil. Viking and Medieval Norse Studies

A unique opportunity to study the world of the Vikings and the Icelandic sagas. The Viking and Medieval Norse Studies programme at University of Oslo should appeal to students with a broad range of interests in the fields of Viking and Medieval Scandinavia. Students will be given the opportunity to study in two of the Nordic countries.

Master Economics

The Master's Degree program in Economics from UIT the Arctic University of Norway provides a deeper understanding of theoretical and applied economic analysis, methodology and empirical research. Students will have the opportunity to work independently through self-study and assignments.

Tromsø University Business School
M.Sc. Business

This programme gives you a strong analytical and strategic business education. You have the opportunity to specialise in many business related areas and to tailor your Master to your qualifications and aspirations.

Master of Science (MSc) programmes
M.A. Ibsen Studies

This Ibsen Studies programme at University of Oslo provides students with in-depth knowledge of the works of Henrik Ibsen and their cultural and historical context, as well as extensive training in relevant humanities research methods.

Faculty of Humanities
M.Phil. Development, Environment and Cultural Change

What are the main challenges in creating sustainable development? How can interdisciplinarity be a means to greater understanding of the complexities related to these challenges? These are the overall issues taught and debated throughout the master's degree in Development, Environment and Cultural Change at University of Oslo.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.A. East Asian Culture and History

Study the historical interplay between tradition and modernity in East Asian cultures. Develop expertise in your area of focus, be it China, Japan, or Korea, and assume a comparative East Asian perspective. The East Asian Culture and History course is delivered by University of Oslo.

Faculty of Humanities
Master Innovative Governance and Public Management

The Innovative Governance and Public Management programme at the University of Agder educates students to understand public interests and values and the impacts of public services and policies on citizens, organisations and society at large. The curriculum adds a truly Nordic dimension through studies on public administration and public policy across the whole of the Nordic region.

Master Health Economics, Policy, and Management

This multidisciplinary programme gives you the opportunity to specialize in three highly relevant fields for the national and international health care sector: Health economics, Health management and Economic evaluation. The Health Economics, Policy, and Management programme is delivered by University of Oslo.

Faculty of Medicine
M.A. Religion, Philosophy and Society

The master's programme, Religion, Philosophy and Society at the University of Agder, provides you with knowledge about the relationship between religion and society both in Norway and internationally. The program provides a relevant and thoroughly religious, cultural and professional ethical competence.

Master Multicultural and International Education

This Multicultural and International Education master's programme at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences aims to provide increased knowledge and competence in education with a focus on both the Norwegian multicultural school and work related to education and development in an international context. Students choose an area of specialisation, either the multicultural school or education and development in the global South.

Faculty of Education and International Studies
Master Educational Policies for Global Development

GLOBED aims to set new standards as a master's degree in the field of globalisation, education and international development. You study in Barcelona, Oslo or Amsterdam and Malta. The Educational Policies for Global Development programme is offered by University of Oslo.

M.Phil. Childhood Studies

MPhil in Childhood Studies at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) aims to provide students with an understanding of the relationship between childhood and culture as well as the dynamics between economic, social and political conditions and children's livelihoods and welfare in different contexts.

International Master's Programmes
M.Phil. Religious Roots of Europe

This joint and international Religious Roots of Europe programme at University of Oslo explores the traditions, formative processes and mutual interactions of the three most influential religions of European culture and history: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Faculty of Theology
M.Phil. Linguistics and Its Applications for a Multilingual Society

How do you learn, teach or translate a language? How can languages be compared? This Linguistics and Its Applications for a Multilingual Society programme offers an applied perspective on linguistics and multilingualism. Students spend one year at the University of Oslo and one year at the Catholic University of Louvain, receiving an international double Master’s degree.

M.Phil. Visual Cultural Studies

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies, offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway, you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory.

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education