Master's Program in Social Sciences in Asia

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Social Sciences

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Social Sciences programs usually include courses in psychology, sociology and ethics that teach students how to channel their natural compassion into useful, effective action that helps vulnerable populations such as abuse victims, substance abusers, criminals and the disabled. Career opportunities include treatment facilities, home healthcare, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo + 10 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Electives 52 credits / 26 courses Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their graduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Graduate programs are an excellent choice for recent college and university graduates who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging graduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of liberal arts. Upon graduation, students mainly start or advance their careers with mid to upper-level positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). [+]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has a very good record of success in the HKPFS. In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. As well as sociology and social policy topics, we encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research with our sister social science departments of Applied Psychology, Political Science and Economics. We would therefore also be delighted to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in cross-disciplinary topics. Within Sociology and Social Policy, members of staff currently have internationally recognised expertise in areas including: Ageing, social gerontology Health research, population; social well-being Social theory Social and political thought; political sociology Economic and urban sociology; housing Hong Kong society and culture Justice and society; income inequality and social stratification Gender and sexuality studies; religion Comparative policy including international education Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

Master in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The two-year Master in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies prepares students for careers in environmental and planning fields. The natural environment is an important resource with different degrees of complexities. The considerable rise in challenges related to managing natural resources and resolving national and societal needs without compromising the protection of the environment requires specialists in geoscience to efficiently assess environmental and spatial issues from every possible angle. Geo-scientists and Geo-engineers address major international issues that define the 21st century including globalization, agricultural development and economic inequality. You will examine spatial relationships, where things and elements are located and also learn about the processes and technologies that regulate these observed patterns. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. Overview The program offers a specialized and multidisciplinary education on the management of environments complemented by practical and applied courses. Students will also learn how to process and interpret data based on location and spatial factors and devise solutions using GIS approaches and tools. At every point of the course your communication skills and research will be encouraged through projects, workshops and dialogue with faculty and experts. The combination of intensive learning and practical application of technologies like GIS along with spatial analysis and data visualisation will sharpen skills, boost performance and ensure students are well positioned for a rewarding career. Our faculty is composed of Paris-Sorbonne professors and external working professionals who have achieved worldwide acclaim. We also recruit renowned personalities from specialised institutions in France and the UAE as visiting lecturers. Courses are generally interactive and each teacher provides additional materials to aid learning. This Master programme is supported by the Departments of Geography and Planning, Law, Economics, Foreign Languages, and Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris. STRUCTURE The degree in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. At the end of this degree, you will have 120 credits. The exclusively designed course schedule includes classes on weekends in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Master in Social Analysis of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is the only degree of its kind in the UAE responding to the changing needs of policy makers. [+]

OVERVIEW The two-year Master’s in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation, is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills of how and why Social Research is instrumental in contemporary society. The countries that form the Gulf Cooperation Council possess an exclusive demographical and social structure that necessitates rapid changes. Socio-economic progress has resulted in transformation that requires appropriate corrections to economic and social policies. Research and analytical specialists are in high demand to monitor change, modify policies and make the right socio-economic decisions including changes to the education system, city planning, resource sharing, diversification policies and workforce nationalisation. The Master in Social Research: Consulting, Survey, and Evaluation of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) responds to the changing needs of policy makers in government entities, state-owned enterprises and the consultancy sectors who require intelligent and skilled experts to design and implement responses to issues affecting the nation. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide STRUCTURE The degree in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation is taught in English and covers a total of our semesters across two years, starting in October. This Master’s degree can be pursued either as one-year or two-year programme, depending on the previous degree qualifications of the candidate [-]

MPhil in Political Science

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Internationally-experienced faculty members have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Political Science Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, public policy and environmental studies. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. MPhil in Political Science Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Internationally-experienced faculty members in the Department of Political Science have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, and environmental studies. Particular strengths in instruction and supervision include Chinese reform politics, regionalism, global environmental politics, sport-politics nexus, Chinese foreign and security policies, Korean peninsula politics, and democratisation in Asia. Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Parul University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years July 2017 India Vadodara + 1 more

Indeed, social work is the one helping profession whose revered code of ethics is clear about its moral mission to empower clients and addresses both society and industries. The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help to meet the basic human needs of all the people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. [+]

Indeed, social work is the one helping profession whose revered code of ethics is clear about its moral mission to empower clients and addresses both society and industries. The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help to meet the basic human needs of all the people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Faculty of Social work at Parul University aims at transforming individuals by providing them a platform for gaining social work education and knowledge through interacting and closely associating with the society at large, assisting in the empowerment and up-gradation of society and understanding the role of Organizations for creating a better society. This transformation is achieved by need driven and dynamic curriculum, social interventions, research and networking and liasioning with government and non government organizations. Objectives The courses at Faculty of Social work shall prepare the students to: To gain an understanding about concept, history and philosophy of social work and to develop a knowledge base about Profession of Social Work, its practice and application. To gain an understanding of the concept and different processes of Social Work with special reference to Indian Society. To understand the various Indian social problems and their role to tackle them in a professional way. Parul University offers dynamic and relevant programs at the Bachelors & Master’s level in Social Work and Human Resource Management. It also identifies new areas for social work practice and evolves innovative strategies through practice-based research and field action projects. The course focuses on key importance of relevant subjects, Orientation visits, Concurrent Field work, Rural Camps, Study Tours, Field work Seminars, Communicable Skills, Viva Voce and Block Placements. Vision We aspire to be among the finest schools of social work and human resource management in the state offering holistic growth opportunity to our students. A vibrant center for intellectual development, producing qualified, competent and skilled Professionals- a leader in promoting diverse communities, advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work and human resource, all within a facility that supports the best educational practices. Mission The Faculty of Social work is committed to gain excellence in teaching, empowering, developing community through leadership and service. Our mission is to foster social responsibility regarding social and economic justice, quality of life and multicultural communities, based on equality for all people. As the institute for the creation and dissemination of knowledge, the institute provides attainment of social work education and human resource objectives in order to alleviate and prevent social problems and equality of roles in society for individuals, families and communities. Field Work Field Work is a part of the curriculum in all the semesters in Faculty of Social Work. The field work carries a total of six credits in each semester. The Field work is focused on rural villages, NGO’s, hospitals, Industries and social activities in each semester.The students are exposed to social issues and the problems faced. Also, the students are given the opportunities to conduct research projects to solve the issues which have been identified by the students. Industrial Visits Field Work is a part of the curriculum in all the semesters in Faculty of Social Work. The field work carries a total of six credits in each semester. The Field work is focused on rural villages, NGO’s, hospitals, Industries and social activities each semester. The students are exposed to social issues and the problems faced by people. Also, the students are given the opportunities to conduct research projects to solve the issues which have been identified by the students. Rural Camp The rural camp was organized by Faculty of Social Work in collaboration with Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC), at Panandhro village, Kutchh in November 2015 for 7 days. The camp was organized for MSW and MSW (HRM) so as to provide the students an opportunity to gain practical skills and be exposed to the rural communities in different district. The students of Parul University had created Awareness drive on Health and Personal Hygiene, First- Aid , Literacy through street plays, skits and FGD-Focused Group Discussions on broad topics like Family Planning, Sex Education, reproductive health, Entrepreneurship Development and PRA-Participatory Rural Appraisal & Bio-gas plant. A Study and survey was also carried out on the Education level and socio-economic profile amongst the villagers. The students were given exposure to observe mining activities at Lignite project by GMDC and Expert Talks. The objectives of the Rural Camp was to get hands on experience on Research methodology, to understand the Rural Setting of the different districts and different cultural diversity and their social issues within the state, to understand the process of planning and organizing the Camp and experience group living, analysis and Interpretation of the data collected, Preparation of report. Course Structure Semester 1 Introduction to Social Work Profession Human Growth and Behavior Ideologies of Social Work Contemporary Social Problem Philosophy of Social Work Field Work Soft Skills Rural Camp Semester 2 Social Case Work Social Group Work Community Organization Psychopathology Social Work Research-I Field Work Soft Skills Dissertation Semester 3 Labour Welfare and HRM Medical and Psychiatric Social Work Corporate Social Responsibility Social Work Research-II Field Work Study Tour Dissertation Elective Semester 4 Community Mental Health Program Family Child and Youth Welfare Psychiatric Social Work Criminology and Correctional Social Work Field Work Block Placement Viva Elective [-]

Master in Comparative Social Research

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Research-intensive training for ambitious students seeking careers as sociologists in academia and at research institutions [+]

This programme is designed for ambitious students who wish to build careers as sociologists in academia and at research institutions.

Students spend the first semester in Moscow and the second semester in St. Petersburg, learning how to write scientific articles based on the analysis of empirical data and how to publish in international peer-reviewed journals. During the second year, students spend one semester doing a research internship, and the final semester working under the supervision of a researcher affiliated with a HSE research lab.

One of the key advantages of this programme is its combination of fundamental theoretical training with education in methods of sociological research at an advanced levels. In courses, students learn how to apply theoretical concepts to analyze various sociological cases and problems, from societal evolution and explanation models to the conceptualization of problems of ideology, power, social policy, and gender. The programme is led by professors who are researcher-lecturers, possessing expertise in theoretical perspectives and in research and practical application.... [-]


Master in Religious Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau China

The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots, as well [+]

The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots, as well as in historical archives, libraries and museums. Courses focus on the study and interpretation of Asian religions in their theoretical (e.g. beliefs, myths, philosophy), practical (e.g., rituals, practices) and sociological expressions (e.g., groupings). [-]

Master in Contemporary China Studies (MCCS)

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau China

The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organisations – and the rapid domestic [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organisations – and the rapid domestic political, economic and social changes associated with China’s recent development, throughout the two year programme students can test their insights on the challenges to the Chinese sate and society in the 21st century by interacting with Chinese and non-Chinese scholars, decision makers and opinion leaders. Upon completion of the study programme, the graduates will be able to contextualise China’s ascent in the broader global context and to link this issue to debates about international relations and theories of development. [-]