Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Aberdeen City in United Kingdom

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

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Master in Sociology

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Department is committed to providing nationally and internationally recognised training in social research and equipping postgraduate students with broader transferable skills. Students applying for either the PhD or MPhil should have prior training in research methods at postgraduate level. [+]

Master in Sociology

Research Degrees: MRes, MPhil, PhD

Background

The Department is committed to providing nationally and internationally recognised training in social research and equipping postgraduate students with broader transferable skills. Students applying for either the PhD or MPhil should have prior training in research methods at postgraduate level. The Department offers a postgraduate MRes (Social Research) that may be taken over one year full-time or two years part-time. The MRes and PhD together constitute our ESRC-recognised 1+3 postgraduate research programme.

The Department is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council for the quality of its postgraduate education. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the ranking of the quality of research carried out by the UK government, the department performed strongly, with 55% of research publications submitted being ranked by an independent panel as world-leading and internationally recognised. It has been rated consistently amongst the top two departments of sociology in Scotland, and in the top cohort of all departments in the United Kingdom.... [-]


Master in Scandinavian Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Centre for Scandinavian Studies was launched at the University of Aberdeen in 2007 and is an interdisciplinary research institution, crossing discipline, School and College boundaries. The Centre’s aims are to: Initiate research on aspects on Scandinavian language, history and culture Create a ‘Research School’ in Scandinavian ... [+]

Master in Scandinavian Studies

Research Degrees: MLitt by Research, MPhil, PhD

Background

The Centre for Scandinavian Studies was launched at the University of Aberdeen in 2007 and is an interdisciplinary research institution, crossing discipline, School and College boundaries. The Centre’s aims are to: Initiate research on aspects on Scandinavian language, history and culture Create a ‘Research School’ in Scandinavian Studies for Postgraduates, where the MLitt and PhD students will participate in the activities at the Centre on a daily basis Run several MLitt (Master) programmes Run a Scandinavian Studies Seminar Series Participate, promote and enhance different projects, networks, conferences and interests related to Scandinavia.... [-]


Master in Religious Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Religious Studies is among the University's most active and successful research disciplines, making a major contribution to the outstanding performance of Divinity and Religious Studies in the 2008 RAE. With excellent library resources and a large postgraduate community, Religious Studies offers an ideal environment for you to make a successful postgraduate career. [+]

Master in Religious Studies

Research Degrees: MRes, MLitt, PhD or DMin in Religious Studies

Background

Religious Studies is among the University's most active and successful research disciplines, making a major contribution to the outstanding performance of Divinity and Religious Studies in the 2008 RAE. With excellent library resources and a large postgraduate community, Religious Studies offers an ideal environment for you to make a successful postgraduate career.

Applicants to the MPhil or PhD must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution.

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Master in Psychology

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The School of Psychology is dedicated to producing research of the highest quality which both informs our understanding of basic human mental processes and addresses issues important in society today. Research in the School is organised around three themes with all staff and postgraduates primarily affiliated with one theme. [+]

Master in Psychology

Research Degrees: MSc, MPhil, MRes, PhD

Background

The School of Psychology is dedicated to producing research of the highest quality which both informs our understanding of basic human mental processes and addresses issues important in society today. Research in the School is organised around three themes with all staff and postgraduates primarily affiliated with one theme. There are also a number of specific interest groups within each theme. Cognition Perception and Attention Social Cognition

Our Research

Cognition Research in the Cognition theme explores processes such as attention, language and memory. There is a particular focus on how cognition and emotion are influenced by lifespan development and neuropsychological conditions. Recent projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and The Leverhulme Trust. The theme leader is Prof Louise Phillips and other members include Dr Rebecca Bull, Dr Sandie Cleland, Prof John Crawford, Dr Judith Hosie, Dr Kathryn Mearns, Dr David Pearson and Dr Gillian Slessor. Perception and Attention Research in the Perception and Attention theme explores the relationship between perception and physical parameters of the environment in healthy and clinical populations, using a wide range of behavioural and electrophysiological techniques. Our research activities are funded by various Medical Charities and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The theme leader is Prof Arash Sahraie and other members include Dr Rachael Bannerman, Dr Philip Benson, Dr David Carey, Dr Amelia Hunt, Dr Jasna Martinovic, Prof Peter McGeorge, Dr Maarten Milders and Dr Rachel Swainson. Social Cognition Research in the Social Cognition theme investigates the factors involved in social interactions and decisions using a wide-range of behavioural and neuroimaging techniques. Recent projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the European Research Council (ERC). The theme leader is Prof Mike Burton and other members include Dr Kevin Allan, Dr Lisa DeBruine, Prof Rhona Flin, Dr Benedict Jones, Prof Neil Macrae, Dr Douglas Martin, Dr Lynden Miles, Dr David Turk and Dr Steven Yule.... [-]


Master in Politics & International Relations

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Department, which dates back to 1964 and is situated on the historic and Old Aberdeen campus, houses a growing and dynamic community of postgraduate students undertaking both taught-course Masters and degrees by research. In addition to a compulsory research methods course (doctoral students only), there is a regular programme of research seminars for staff and postgraduate students, along with visiting lectures and field trips. [+]

Master in Politics & International Relations

Research Degrees: MPhil, PhD

Background

The Department, which dates back to 1964 and is situated on the historic and Old Aberdeen campus, houses a growing and dynamic community of postgraduate students undertaking both taught-course Masters and degrees by research. In addition to a compulsory research methods course (doctoral students only), there is a regular programme of research seminars for staff and postgraduate students, along with visiting lectures and field trips. The Department has excellent library and computing facilities. The University is a European Union Documentation Centre and a recognised depository for United Nations material.... [-]


Master in Philosophy

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Department is strongly committed to philosophical research and aims to provide a stimulating intellectual environment for both staff and postgraduate students. [+]

Master in Philosophy

Research Degrees: MPhil, PhD

Background

The Department is strongly committed to philosophical research and aims to provide a stimulating intellectual environment for both staff and postgraduate students.

The department has been growing rapidly in the last two years, with the addition of nine new members of staff. As a result, the department now has staff who are active in the following areas of research: Continental Philosophy, Epistemology (especially contemporary work on Scepticism and Formal Epistemology), History of Philosophy (especially 17th and 18th century), History and Philosophy of Science (including Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Physics), Metaphysics, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Philosophy of Mind.... [-]


Master in LIterature - Novel

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The first of its kind in the UK, the Centre for the Novel is a new research centre whose mission is to promote the study of novels, novelists, and novelistic traditions, and the investigation of narrative theory and practice. [+]

Master in LIterature - Novel

Research Degrees: PhD, MLitt by Research

The first of its kind in the UK, the Centre for the Novel is a new research centre whose mission is to promote the study of novels, novelists, and novelistic traditions, and the investigation of narrative theory and practice.

Through symposia, conferences, visiting fellowships and postgraduate teaching and research, it aims to explore the regional, national and international significance of the novel as an art form, and address such general topics as subjectivity and identity, medical theory and fiction, aesthetics, print culture, the sociology of reading, mass and elite fiction, and issues of nation, class, race and gender.... [-]


Master in European Social Research

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The New Europe Centre Aberdeen is concerned with European social research. It consists of a variety of people and projects at the University of Aberdeen and outside who are working on the problem of understanding Europe in terms of people, values and behaviour. An important aspect of this work is also to look at policy measures and implications. [+]

Master in European Social Research

The New Europe Centre Aberdeen is concerned with European social research. It consists of a variety of people and projects at the University of Aberdeen and outside who are working on the problem of understanding Europe in terms of people, values and behaviour. An important aspect of this work is also to look at policy measures and implications.

The New Europe Centre, Aberdeen is part of a network of institutions across Europe that work together on different topics and includes partners from Vilnius to Vladivostock, from Lisbon to Lviv and from Bergen to Bucharest. A list of partners can be found here (reference to drop down menu)

The New Europe Centre is funded through a range of projects on topics such as household strategies, work-life balance, social capital, European social policy, gender, European identity, migration, youth and generations.... [-]


Master in Neuropsychology

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The School of Psychology is dedicated to producing research of the highest quality which both informs our understanding of basic human mental processes and addresses issues important in society today. Research in the School is organised around three themes with all staff and postgraduates primarily affiliated with one theme. [+]

Master in Neuropsychology

Research Degrees Sc, MPhil, MRes, PhD

Background

The School of Psychology is dedicated to producing research of the highest quality which both informs our understanding of basic human mental processes and addresses issues important in society today. Research in the School is organised around three themes with all staff and postgraduates primarily affiliated with one theme. There are also a number of specific interest groups within each theme. Cognition Perception and Attention Social Cognition

Our Research

Cognition Research in the Cognition theme explores processes such as attention, language and memory. There is a particular focus on how cognition and emotion are influenced by lifespan development and neuropsychological conditions. Recent projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and The Leverhulme Trust. The theme leader is Prof Louise Phillips and other members include Dr Rebecca Bull, Dr Sandie Cleland, Prof John Crawford, Dr Judith Hosie, Dr Kathryn Mearns, Dr David Pearson and Dr Gillian Slessor. Perception and Attention Research in the Perception and Attention theme explores the relationship between perception and physical parameters of the environment in healthy and clinical populations, using a wide range of behavioural and electrophysiological techniques. Our research activities are funded by various Medical Charities and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The theme leader is Prof Arash Sahraie and other members include Dr Rachael Bannerman, Dr Philip Benson, Dr David Carey, Dr Amelia Hunt, Dr Jasna Martinovic, Prof Peter McGeorge, Dr Maarten Milders and Dr Rachel Swainson. Social Cognition Research in the Social Cognition theme investigates the factors involved in social interactions and decisions using a wide-range of behavioural and neuroimaging techniques. Recent projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the European Research Council (ERC). The theme leader is Prof Mike Burton and other members include Dr Kevin Allan, Dr Lisa DeBruine, Prof Rhona Flin, Dr Benedict Jones, Prof Neil Macrae, Dr Douglas Martin, Dr Lynden Miles, Dr David Turk and Dr Steven Yule.... [-]


Master in Music

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Applications are particularly welcomed from prospective postgraduate students with interests in the following areas: Scottish Music Including both 'art' music (especially of the late 18th and 19th centuries) and traditional music (especially fiddle music); Scottish music manuscripts and early printed editions. [+]

Master in Music

Research Degrees: MPhil, PhD

Our Research

Applications are particularly welcomed from prospective postgraduate students with interests in the following areas:

Scottish Music Including both 'art' music (especially of the late 18th and 19th centuries) and traditional music (especially fiddle music); Scottish music manuscripts and early printed editions.

Early Modern Music Tudor and Jacobean music, Peter Philips; English and Dutch keyboard music; manuscript sources of keyboard, lute, ensemble and vocal music.

Composition Including electro-acoustic composition.

Events

The Music Department hosts a number of events each year, reflecting the varied interests of its members. The University of Aberdeen Music Prize is a biannual international competition in association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.... [-]


Master in Literature (Centre for Modern Thought)

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Centre for Modern Thought was created in 2005 as a site for cross-disciplinary theoretical research and instruction. It seeks to carry forward in a searching and creative manner the theoretical initiatives that have transformed the humanities and the social sciences over the last four decades. [+]

Master in Literature (Centre for Modern Thought)

Research Degrees: MLitt by Research, PhD

Background

The Centre for Modern Thought was created in 2005 as a site for cross-disciplinary theoretical research and instruction. It seeks to carry forward in a searching and creative manner the theoretical initiatives that have transformed the humanities and the social sciences over the last four decades. At the same time, it seeks to sharpen this thinking in the context of debate concerning the crucial socio-political issues of our time. It gives a significant place to intellectual history and philosophy as it attempts to create the institutional conditions for thinking a present history.... [-]


Master in Literature (The Walter Scott Research Centre)

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Walter Scott is beyond doubt Scotland's most significant and best known writer of fiction; his work extended beyond this, however, and his poetic achievement, his roles as social commentator and collector of Scottish artefacts, and his long and lasting influence make him one of the most culturally significant figures of the 19th century both in Scotland and internationally. [+]

Master in Literature (The Walter Scott Research Centre)

Research Degrees: MLitt, MPhil, PhD

Walter Scott is beyond doubt Scotland's most significant and best known writer of fiction; his work extended beyond this, however, and his poetic achievement, his roles as social commentator and collector of Scottish artefacts, and his long and lasting influence make him one of the most culturally significant figures of the 19th century both in Scotland and internationally. The Walter Scott Research Centre was established in 1991 with the aim of supporting all that is excellent in fields of research relating to Walter Scott and his world. The co-directors of the Centre are Professor David Hewitt and Dr Alison Lumsden.... [-]


Master in Art and Social Sciences (The Elphinstone Institute)

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Elphinstone Institute was established in 1995 to mark the University's quincentenary. Located in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, it is a centre for ethnologically-based study of the languages, culture and traditions of the North of Scotland. It is located in the newly refurbished MacRobert building. [+]

Master in Art and Social Sciences (The Elphinstone Institute)

Research Degrees: MPhil, PhD

The Elphinstone Institute was established in 1995 to mark the University's quincentenary. Located in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, it is a centre for ethnologically-based study of the languages, culture and traditions of the North of Scotland. It is located in the newly refurbished MacRobert building.

Institute members are active in fieldwork in local communities, and in archival research in the University's extensive collections, which include the important George Washington Wilson collection of 19th and early 20th century photographs. The University's Marischal Museum has excellent ethnographic holdings. In addition, the Institute has its own research library, and a growing sound and video archive. There are strong links with other Departments and programmes, especially the Research and Graduate Programme of Social Anthropology, Ethnology, and Cultural History, through which the Institute organises joint seminars, and with Celtic, Education, English, Music, History and the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies.... [-]


Master in History

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

History, which sits within the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, is a vigorous and successful discipline that offers a warm welcome to new students. [+]

Master in History

Research Degrees: MLitt, MPhil, PhD

Background

History, which sits within the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, is a vigorous and successful discipline that offers a warm welcome to new students.

Rated as the best department in Scotland for historical research in the last research assessment exercise, it has been able to attract staff within the past five years from Cambridge, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, St Andrews, Manchester and elsewhere. This fresh infusion of personnel has reshaped departmental research and teaching and provided the energy to pursue a number of new initiatives that are rapidly bearing fruit. All members of staff are actively pursuing their research interests and many are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The discipline boasts experienced and committed teachers and supervisors who will strive to enrich your experience at the University of Aberdeen and enable you to realise your ambition.... [-]


Master in Hispanic Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Hispanic Studies, which is part of the School of Language & Literature, has a highly distinguished record of research and publication in Spanish and Latin American studies. Lately, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the interests of staff have been increasingly directed to the modern period. [+]

Master in Hispanic Studies

Research Degrees: MLitt, MPhil, PhD

Background

Hispanic Studies, which is part of the School of Language & Literature, has a highly distinguished record of research and publication in Spanish and Latin American studies. Lately, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the interests of staff have been increasingly directed to the modern period.

Hispanic Studies provides a stimulating and supportive research environment. It offers a wide range of specialisation for postgraduate research, leading to the degree of MLitt and PhD. All full-time staff are active in research, prominent areas including 19th and 20th century Spanish narrative; modern Latin American studies; Basque Studies; Mexican history, culture and anthropology; historicist approaches to literature; and psychoanalytic literary theory.... [-]