Masters Degree in Social Sciences in Europe

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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.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. The Sociology and Social Research master programme is set out as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master degree, based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of sociology. The core and advanced sections of the master programme cover methodological foundations of sociology and social research. The specialisation section consists of a research seminar as well as advanced modules in sociology and social research. The supplementary section serves to develop a more specific profile—either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying your knowledge. Further modules in business administration as well as in social sciences and economics are available to students. In a nutshell Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time Start: Fall term Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Language: English Fees: Only Social fee Only the best for your career The M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne deepens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a master is indispensable. Possible areas of employment for sociologists can be found within market and opinion research, national and international statistic agencies, in national and international associations that are concerned with social and economic policy, research institutions, the departments of media research within mass media corporations and personnel administration of corporations. Additionally, other areas of employment present in positions of local government e.g. in departments responsible for school-, family-, city- or environmental policy as well as provincial and federal agencies. Graduates possess skills that qualify for the upper grade of civil service and leading positions in social and market research as well as social planning. Not international enough? If this is the case, there is the possibility to apply for a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities. Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: Bachelor's degree Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application. Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements At least 30 ECTS credits in Sociology at least 18 ECTS credits in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Empirical Social Research, within these credits at least 9 ECTS in Statistics have to be included Language requirements English language skills [-]

Master Sociology

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time September 2017 France Angers

This Master trains future professionals to understand and analyze the territorial transformations to propose, design, implement development projects. Multidisciplinary reading [+]

This Master trains future professionals to understand and analyze the territorial transformations to propose, design, implement development projects. Multidisciplinary reading of societal change makes students responsible for the implementation and facilitation of innovative regional projects tailored, original and effective. From a solid background to the applications, methods and tools of social intervention (survey, interview, statistics, observation ...), three skill areas are possible at the end of two years of training: 1. Surveys, studies, diagnosis and evaluation 2. Animation territories, project management 3. Supervision and direction of the ESS structures TRAINING OBJECTIVES Through the joint training seminar / course, Master of the graduates are able to: - be part of the logic of a local authority or a company ESS - enter the public policy issues and design local application - mobilizing pertinently diagnostic tools and project management - developing and facilitating partnerships and networks - to conduct and implement participatory Shares and Development - lead and develop an organization of the SSE. ADMISSION - For entry into M1: hold a degree in sociology, ethnology, social sciences or equivalent. - For entry into M2: hold a Master 1 (or Master's) in sociology, ethnology, social sciences or equivalent, or having validated a minimum of four years in business school. - Training intake possible by the continuous validation procedure. - The registration form is available at: www.uco.fr TUITION FEES 2014-2015 - From € 3,200 / year (based on revenue) - Training for eligible higher education scholarships. - Training and job seekers: rates on request. [-]

Master In Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS)

Collegio Carlo Alberto
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Turin

MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and... [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and the public policies to meet these challenges at the national, European and global level. MAPS graduates receive an Advanced Master's Degree from the University of Torino. All courses are taught in English. MAPS aims to provide an in-depth understanding of: globalization trends and their consequences for public policy at national and European level; European governance and the politics of European policymaking welfare state challenges and developments in a global perspective; current socioeconomic and demographic change trends; the ongoing tensions between economic and social policies in Europe. MAPS graduates are able to: identify and analyze in a sophisticated way economic, social and demographic change and its consequences for European societies, the interdependencies between different policy areas and the interactions between different levels of governance; assess the outcomes of existing national and European public policies and envisage the regulatory instruments needed to meet ongoing challenges through innovative and evidence-based public policy; select and apply the most appropriate methods, frameworks and tools for social and policy analysis Why MAPS it offers deep understanding of the processes of economic and social change in European societies (including demographic and migration trends) in the context of globalization; it sharpens your capacity to analyze global and EU governance in its interchange with national systems of governance; it makes you focus on comparative and international political economy, looking at the interplay between economic, social and political processes; it provides you with thorough expertise in the institutions, actors, processes and content of policymaking in the European Union; it trains you to strong interdisciplinarity and an empirical approach it involves you in a highly profiled international research community at the Collegio, comprising a dynamic and cosmopolitan research and teaching environment it provides you with personalized tutoring throughout the whole year spent at the Collegio Scholarships A limited number of tuition waivers and scholarships are available. For students who apply for tuition waivers or scholarships application deadline is 15 May 2016. Afterwards, a rolling application will be kept open until 31 August 2016. Core courses Core Courses provide students with the empirical knowledge and interpretative skills necessary to understand and compare European institutions and governance, public and social policies, social changes, global and comparative political economy, and to build connections between democracy, welfare and capitalism. Topics in socioeconomic and demographic change This module analyzes changes within family and gender relations, demographic, migration and labour market trends, with a focus on public policies. Methods for social and policy analysis The Methods module provide students with the toolbox required to carry out policy oriented analysis, evaluation and research. Workshops Workshops address specific issues in contemporary labour markets, inequality and poverty, global and European economic and social policy, the future of welfare states in the global economy, the role of China in the new political economy, the political economy of East Asia. Master's Paper By the end of the academic year, students will be expected to write a final Master’s paper, complying to international scientific standards. Students who are interested in a more applied track, envisaging a career in the world of practice, may opt for doing an internship instead of writing a Master’s paper. This option must be clearly specified when applying to the programme. Seminars (Politics & Society) The programme is complemented by the seminar series in Politics and Society which brings at the Collegio world-class scholars and policymakers. Placement Both the Collegio and the University of Torino have a standing tradition in organizing career days, meetings with former Alumni and interviews to facilitate the direct contact between students and perspective employers. All MAPS students will benefit from such available services. Careers MAPS graduates will master the complexity of European and global social challenges. They may find employment as analysts, project officers or policymakers, in the private and public sector, in applied research, in social research institutions, public administrations, European and international institutions, NGOs. MAPS graduates are fully qualified for starting an academic career in any international academic institution. [-]

MSSc in Child Studies

Linköping University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2  August 2017 Sweden Linköping

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). [+]

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). A core focus of the programme is how to apply the latest research findings in order to critically review, develop and improve policies and practices related to children and childhood. The programme further provides the theoretical and methodological tools that prepare students for designing, planning and conducting research in topics that concern children, childhood and families. Programme description Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). A core focus of the programme is how to apply the latest research findings in order to critically review, develop and improve policies and practices related to children and childhood. The programme further provides the theoretical and methodological tools that prepare students for designing, planning and conducting research in topics that concern children, childhood and families. The programme is hosted by the internationally renowned research department in Child Studies at Linköping University, which has conducted research in child and childhood studies since 1988. The teachers on the programme are active researchers, which guarantees that cutting-edge knowledge is presented in all courses. Broaden and deepen your knowledge The programme comprises one year of full-time studies (60 credits option) or two years (120 credits option). Both years include a research methods course and a master’s thesis course. This means that you can either finish your studies with a one-year master’s degree or continue to take the second year and obtain a two-year master’s degree. During the first term, you will be introduced to the interdisciplinary field of child studies with a special focus on historical, anthropological and sociological perspectives. Each of the three courses introduces you to a methodological approach to child studies. You will learn more about how to design and conduct a research study in child studies during the two courses on methodology (terms 2 and 4), which will prepare you for your master’s theses – one in year one and one in year two. For each thesis you will have an individually appointed thesis supervisor. The remaining courses of the programme are dedicated to various areas in child studies including: children’s rights, parents and the family, education and school, migration, culture, the media, and health. These courses will give you a broad knowledge about the various questions that concern the lives of children, and they will deepen your knowledge of methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives in child studies. Online and on-campus training Most of the courses are taught online with the aid of a digital learning platform. Most of the course literature is also accessible on-line through the electronic resources of the LiU library. This allows for some flexibility as to where and when you conduct your studies. The programme has high academic standards, however, and requires full-time study. In addition to online tuition, the programme comprises five campus periods of durations between 2 and 5 days, which are mandatory for all students. The campus periods comprise both academic seminars and social activities, during which students get to know each other and the teachers on the programme. This will facilitate online communication throughout the rest of the programme. Career opportunities Student of the master’s programme in Child Studies will be prepared for a career within governmental authorities and companies as well as local organisations, both governmental and non-governmental, whose activities affect children and their living conditions. The programme prepares professionals in the fields of, for example, education, politics, social work and care, who are equipped with cutting-edge knowledge in issues dealing with children and their living conditions. Graduates can also follow a career in research or continue their studies towards doctoral degree. [-]

Master in Social Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

This Programme allows students to deepen their previous education in economics. It also envisages to explore the emerging fields of the third sector, sustainability of Non-Profit Organisations, as well as more specific realities of Economic Science, in particular, Tourism Economics, the Economics of Sports and Welfare Economics, and thus prepare students to conduct scientific research. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. Justification and Purpose This Programme allows students to deepen their previous education in economics. It also envisages to explore the emerging fields of the third sector, sustainability of Non-Profit Organisations, as well as more specific realities of Economic Science, in particular, Tourism Economics, the Economics of Sports and Welfare Economics, and thus prepare students to conduct scientific research. Hence, it unfolds a double objective: Strengthen the EEG advanced academic offer in innovative domains of Economics; Offer advanced training in the field of the Social Economics. It is a three-semester-long programme which comprises 100 ECTS; the two first semester is dedicated to coursework. Coursework (first year) aims at strengthening the students’ soft skills and endowing students with a thorough knowledge of Economics Science applied to the Third Sector – through course units as diverse as the Economics of Tourism, the Economics of Institutions, or Multiculturalism, Citizenship and Social Inclusion. Hence, this Master Degree curriculum is largely rich in terms of contexts and areas of expertise, allowing for a wide range of specialisations when preparing the dissertation, or project or internship + report (to complete during the third semester) Holders of the Master Programme in Social Economics will be highly skilled professionals able to solve the most complex problems and challenges of a vast business and economic sector. Are you looking for a far-reaching training, in an innovative domain and which is deemed fundamental to the progress of the Third Sector? The Master Programme in Social Economics at EEG will enhance the prospects of your future career in this field. [-]

Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challenges facing contemporary societies and welfare states. [+]

Education's importance for individual life chances and societal development continues to rise worldwide. Changes in schooling, vocational training and higher education as well as informal, inclusive and lifelong learning emphasize this growing significance. This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challenges facing contemporary societies and welfare states. Programme scope English-language-based, the programme distinctively unites social scientific analysis of education and social systems and policies at local, national, European, and global levels. It combines historical, cultural, political, educational and sociological perspectives on educational institutions and organizations as well as their conditions and their consequences. As a student, you will analyse changes in ideas, institutions and organizations caused by social, economic and political integration and compare the development of educational and social policies, schooling and social services across time and space. Particular emphasis is on Luxembourg, its neighbouring countires Germany, France and Belgium, and Europe within the context of internationalization. Innovatively, the approaches and methodologies of a variety of academic disciplines, including educational science, history and sociology, are jointly utilized in analysis and problem-solving. Career opportunities Students will be prepared to either continue their academic career in the University of Luxembourg’s intensive doctoral programmes or transition to a wide variety of national or international organisations, governments, foundations or associations throughout Europe and beyond. Students in higher education require both structured educational opportunities as well as freedom to develop their own intellectual interests and research questions. As a participant in this Master in Social and Educational Sciences, you work intensively with mentors and peers to develop your knowledge and skills . You will: acquire critical understandings of and review research related to fields of study in the social and educational sciences follow and engage in debates on changing societies acquire and expand your knowledge of social inequalities and welfare state regimes compare, critique and plan reforms of education and social service systems design, develop, and conduct empirical research using quantitative, qualitative, historical or mixed methods act as experts in academic fields of study (social sciences, education, social and educational policy) engage in developing policies and programmes on local, national and international levels The seminars concentrate on the analysis of education, social welfare and society in its theoretical, historical, methodological and empirical aspects. In discussion-rich seminars, you will explore developments and challenges, from global to local, as you learn to make sense of cultural, socio-economic and political characteristics of educational and social welfare systems and wider societal contexts. The programme’s advantages include: teaching and mentoring by distinguished scholars in educational theory, history of education and sociology of education an international, multicultural learning environment location in a city hosting several European Union institutions low tuition fees (€200/semester) for all applicants accepted into the programme [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. http://masters.utu.fi/ Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies Get advanced and interdisciplinary training in the field of gender studies! The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. You will gain competence on gender policies and politics, and acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, production of power and knowledge. This Programme is a great choice especially for students who wish to pursue a career in research, politics, equal opportunities policies and human rights institutions. Also, organisations in private and public sector as well as non-governmental organisations and civil society are possible career paths. The Programme is organised in co-operation with the University of Tampere. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Academic excellence & experience The multidisciplinary Master’s degree in gender studies provides you with advanced training in the field of gender studies. The Programme is aimed at both Finnish and international students with a variety of academic backgrounds and career plans. It is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between social sciences and arts and humanities. You will get to address the latest debates, using cutting-edge research from this exciting and growing area of study. The curriculum incorporates local, cross-cultural and transnational emphases. It will encourage you to develop innovative, intersectional and interdisciplinary ways of expanding knowledge about gender and sexuality in global, local and historical contexts. The degree engages the wide-ranging and multidisciplinary perspectives associated with gender studies: feminist studies queer studies transgender studies sexuality studies race and ethnicity studies disability studies area and global studies cultural studies postcolonial and transnational studies The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies will give you competence on gender policies and politics. You will also acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, and the production of power and knowledge. These competences include the use of gender as an analytic category and a critical perspective on crucial questions within science, politics, art and culture, and social issues. Joint programme The scope and extent of this Programme is unique. As a joint degree co-operation of two universities, the University of Turku and the University of Tampere, it combines two special research and teaching profiles of gender studies. This guarantees a wide, interdisciplinary expertise. At the University of Turku, the Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is organised in the Faculty of Humanities. Students also have the possibility to benefit from many other courses offered by the other programmes within the University. The main research areas are: academic feminism research on affects new materialism trans studies At the University of Tampere, the Programme is a part of the Global Society framework of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Within this framework, students have the possibility to benefit from many other courses offered by other programmes. In addition, a network of gender researchers organises regular research seminars. The key research and teaching themes are gender and embodiment gendering practices in changing society the local and global orders of knowledge production on gender, nature and environment ecological choices in everyday life; lesbian and queer studies new materialism affective inequalities in intimate relationships Master's thesis & topics In the Master’s thesis the student must prove their ability to do scientific work and manage research methods, knowledge of the research field, and skill of scientific writing. Examples of thesis topics are: Transforming bodies, wandering desires: intra-actions of gender and sexuality in non-heterosexual transgender embodiment Feminist Gerontology: A study on the gender of aging women Child’s Play: A gender-aware perspective on nursery school life CAREER OPTIONS Competence description Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies will provide you with a high-quality and extensive expertise on issues related to gender, sexuality, gender equality and equal opportunities in society. In the Programme, you learn: to analyse how gender and sexuality organise social structures, cultural practices, human interaction and people’s identities to apply feminist conceptualisations and research approaches to formulate relevant research problems to promote gender equality and human rights in various kinds of jobs and tasks to generate new knowledge and to work for gendered and sexualised equality in society skills for critically examining power relations in connection to marginalised or oppressed groups You acquire the following practical skills: collecting and using various kinds of research data presenting your analysis textually and orally in a scientific way justifying your analytical choices analytical thinking and problem solving skills written and oral communication skills collaborative work skills and organisational skills Job options This Programme is a great option especially for students who wish to pursue a career in national and international research national and international politics equal opportunities policies human rights institutions and organisations in private and public sectors as well as in non-governmental organisations and civil society arts, writing and media careers Graduates’ knowledge of power relations and social justice issues prepares them for government and jurisprudence positions. Due to the interdisciplinarity of the Programme, the graduates will be well prepared for research career. Working life connections are realised by inviting visiting lecturers to the courses, for example, from Finnish, Nordic and European governmental and non-governmental organisations. Students will also be encouraged to complete an internship during the Programme. The internship is optional but can be included in the degree. Career in research You will be closely integrated into on-going research in the area. The Programme provides eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Degrees can be completed at the University of Turku. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements Applying students must provide a completed university level Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the field of gender studies. The decision for admission will be based on: the relevance of the applicant’s previous degree(s) the amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) relevant work experience other merits and qualifications language test result (see Language requirements) motivation letter expressing the motivation to study specifically in this programme Language Requirements The applicants are required to have a very good knowledge of English. Additional knowledge of at least one language of the region is advantageous. Applicants are required to prove their knowledge of English in one of the following ways accepted by the Faculty of Humanities: Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in an English language programme in EU/EEA countries including studies in English language One of the following language tests. In the University of Turku, the minimum scores to be approved are: TOEFL: 575 points from the paper-based test, 92 points from the internet-based test, no individual scores below 20 (i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) IELTS Academic: the minimum overall band score is 6.5 and no individual scores below 6.0 (i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) The Pearson Test of English Academic, PTE Academic, minimum score 62, and no subtest score under 54 (i.e. Communication Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) The Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): pass grades A, B or C The Certificate In Advanced English (CAE): pass grades A, B or C The test for the National Certificate of Language Proficiency in English set by the Finnish National Board of Education: minimum score 5 for each part No other language tests or statements of the applicant’s language skills will be accepted. Language tests taken more than two years prior to application deadline will not be accepted. When filling out the TOEFL Registration Form, please fill in University Admissions Finland’s Institution Code 3138 in the Score Report Recipient field. Score slips or their copies provided by applicants are not accepted. For other tests, please address the test results to University Admissions Finland. An applicant’s copy of the score is also acceptable, as long as it is verifiable from the test organisers. Test scores sent as attachments to an e-mail message are not acceptable. HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY The application period for the Programme is biennially around the turn of the year. The studies start in the following August-September. There is only one intake every two years and studies can be started only in the following autumn. The application period for for studies starting in September 2017 is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). Student selection is made on the basis of application documents; there is no entrance exam. Please read carefully all the application instructions and detailed admission requirements before applying. Make sure that you fulfil both the admission and language requirements before applying. Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies, University of Turku. STEP 1. Fill in the online application form. The online application is open only during the application period, so make sure you will finish your application before 13 January 2016 at 15:00:00 (Local time in Finland, GTM+2). When filling in the application form, be prepared to: write a motivation letter describe the grading scale used at your institution at the time of your studies. The grading scale must include all the grades and marks appearing on your transcript of records and their relation to each other. You should also provide a link to an official website where this information can be verified. (In many cases this information is already included in the transcript of records.) STEP 2. Collect the required application documents. STEP 3. Send the following application documents to University Admissions Finland office by mail. The application documents have to arrive by the application deadline: An officially certified copy of the original degree certificate in the original language Diploma Supplement from European institutions of higher education An officially certified copy of the English translation of the degree certificate An officially certified original transcript of study records (in the original language) and a translation in English Certificate of English language skills (see Language requirements) Please see the country specific requirements for certifying the copies and submitting the documents. Address of the University Admissions Finland: University Admissions Finland Unioninkatu 40 C FI-00170 Helsinki FINLAND Applications arriving after the application deadline are not considered. Postmark dates on the applications will not be taken into account; the applications must arrive at the University Admissions Finland before the above deadline. In addition to submitting officially attested copies of educational certificates, the admitted applicant will have to show their original educational documents (degree certificate and transcript of study records) at the Faculty of Humanities in order to be able to register with the University after arrival in Finland. Additional information The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is a co-operation between the University of Turku and the University of Tampere. An applicant is allowed to apply to both or either of the universities within the Programme. If an applicant applies to both universities, the applicant’s preference for home university must be indicated in the application form. Biennially, 5 students are admitted to the Programme in the University of Turku. All students are required to start at the beginning of the autumn term, and there is no separate admission for the spring term. Because of the limited admission quota, possession of the degree requirements does not guarantee admission. Only those applicants who have attained a high level of academic performance in their previous studies will be admitted. Students graduating after the application deadline may apply on the condition that the following attachements are submitted: a temporary (provisional) degree certificate issued by the educational institution to a student who has successfully completed all studies included in the degree (the student has graduated), OR a statement of the institution that the degree will be completed by the given date (July 15), and a transcript of studies a translation of the document in English In case of admittance, an official and certified copy of the degree certificate or a temporary (provisional) degree certificate issued by the institution must be received by the Faculty of Humanities by 15 July 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland). Address: Faculty of Humanities, FI – 20014 University of Turku Finland, (Visiting address: Koskenniemenkatu 4). The general and country specific requirements concerning the way of certifying and submitting the documents must be followed also after the expiry of the application period. In general, the application documents required as officially certified copies must bear the official stamp and signature of an authorised university official from the degree awarding institution or a notary public. All translations must be made by an authorised translator. If copies of translations are submitted, those must also be officially certified. The following document is optional and does not affect the application in any way. It is simply asked for identification purposes when handling the applicant’s documents, which sometimes contain the applicant’s name in different forms: Copy of information page of the passport or identification card containing the applicant’s name, date of birth and photo. During the application round, a secondary/high school certificate may be requested from the applicant, if this is necessary for determining the length of the applicant’s previous education (this concerns degrees from a minority of countries). An applicant should enroll to a language test early enough, e.g., 1-2 months before a test day. This is important because the test results are needed at the end of the application period and tests might be full for a late applicant. Application documents will not be returned to the applicant nor is it possible to apply with the same submitted documents in later application periods. Applications sent by e-mail or fax are not accepted. Incomplete applications will not be processed. ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master in East Asian Studies

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The master's programme East Asian Studies (one year, 60 ECTS) is a specialization within the Master's Degree in International Relations. It focuses on the political economy of contemporary East Asia, in particular the political economies of China, Japan and Korea. Students will be able to participate in courses taught by historians, economists, experts in international relations or law, and guest-speakers. They will gain knowledge on the top-three economies in East Asia and develop oral, written and research skills to analyze developments from a regional and global perspective. [+]

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. The University of Groningen offers a new International Relations Master's programme, focusing on East Asian states and markets, politics and economics, nationalism and internationalism. All studied from a contemporary perspective. How can we explain the dynamism and growth of East Asia? What are the opportunities and impediments for trade and investment? What could be said about national attitudes towards international cooperation, integration and globalization? The master's programme East Asian Studies (one year, 60 ECTS) is a specialization within the Master's Degree in International Relations. It focuses on the political economy of contemporary East Asia, in particular the political economies of China, Japan and Korea. Students will be able to participate in courses taught by historians, economists, experts in international relations or law, and guest-speakers. They will gain knowledge on the top-three economies in East Asia and develop oral, written and research skills to analyze developments from a regional and global perspective. Study abroad - For an average of 10 weeks - Maximum of 10 EC The University of Groningen has study centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Osaka and offers multi-faculty exchange programmes with various partner universities in China, Korea and Japan (max. 10 ECTS). Students can also propose a work placement in this programme (10 ECTS or approximately 2 months), for instance in a private sector company, international organization, embassy or NGO related to, or situated in East Asia. Previous Education - Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and International Organization (University of Groningen) ( direct admission) - Relevant other Bachelor's Degree:Students with either a university Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (including - but not limited to - Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Geography), or an internationally oriented university Bachelor's degree such as International Relations, Regional Studies, European/International Law, or (Modern) History are eligible to apply. All students with a non-Dutch degree must at first apply online. In addition to the standard required documents, the IRIO Admissions Board also requires: - a copy of an English language test result. All students, except native speakers, must have a minimum TOEFL score of 92-93 (internet-based), IELTS: a minimum score of 6.5 per category, or a minimum Cambridge score of C1/B2. The only exception could be made for the students with a BA/MA diploma from a University in an officially English speaking country. - a copy of your Bachelor Thesis or another sample of academic writing (about 15 to 20 pages). In case your BA Thesis or essay is written in another language than English (or Dutch), please send us a 5-10 pages summary of it in English, translated by yourself. Job perspectives This degree has been designed for students who aspire to a career related to East Asia in international business, international cooperation, diplomacy, media and academia. Job examples - Business consultant - Manager - Lobbyist - Diplomat - Policy advisor - Researcher [-]

German Turkish Masters in Social Sciences - GeT MA

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin Region

GeT MA – the German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences – is a unique, interdisciplinary, two-year masters program, which offers an excellent education in Europe’s two vibrant capitals: Berlin and Ankara. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. German Turkish Masters in Social Sciences - GeT MA GeT MA – the German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences – is a unique, interdisciplinary, two-year masters program, which offers an excellent education in Europe’s two vibrant capitals: Berlin and Ankara. GeT MA is designed for students from all over the world who aim to pursue an international career in government agencies, NGOs, administration, journalism or research. The program is taught at the Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. GeT MA is part of the Ernst-Reuter-Initiative of the German and Turkish Foreign Ministries and is supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Program Overview The GeT Ma program is operated by two top universities: the Department of Social Sciences of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Graduate School of Social Sciences of the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. Students spend the first year of study at METU before coming to Berlin to finalize their studies. Graduates receive a Dual-Master of Arts in Social Sciences from both universities. Due to the international profile of GeT MA the language of instruction for courses is English. However, students take additional language classes in Turkish or German or a third language throughout the academic year in Ankara and may choose additional language courses in Berlin. The program helps students to enrich their academic experience by providing them with the opportunity to undertake a 3-month internship during the summer break before the second year. Thereby, students gain valuable insight into the professional life in Germany, Turkey or abroad. Curriculum GeT MA – the German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences – is an interdisciplinary two-year program and offers academic teaching in a large variety of topics in the field of social sciences such as modernization and democratization, Europeanization and migration. Students deepen their empirical knowledge of political processes using Germany, Turkey and other regions of Europe as examples. Courses The courses of the study program offer a specialized perspective on current academic and political debates in these fields by using the examples of Turkey and Germany. Looking at the interplay of politics and society in German-Turkish relations as well as the European dimension of domestic and foreign politics in both countries will help students to cultivate the theoretical and methodical tools used in comparative politics, integration studies, and analyses of social and political change. Teaching and Research Teaching and research aim at integrating the perspectives of different sub-disciplines of social sciences. In addition to approaches from Political Science and Sociology, cultural and economic questions are also incorporated in the courses. This approach becomes manifest through the participation of highly qualified professors from different academic disciplines and backgrounds. Furthermore, students can take courses with a specific academic focus within the elective module, thereby strengthening their understanding of subjects related to a variety of disciplines. [-]

MSc in Human Geography

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. [+]

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. Or, to put it simply, it is a study that observes the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Because it is an integrative discipline, Human Geography serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Psychology, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration and Development Studies.

Specialisations 

In addition to a specialisation which is fully tailored to your personal interests, you can choose one of the following specialisations which we already prepared for you: You can choose a specialisation of the Master’s in Human Geography that best reflects your interests: - Conflicts, Territories and Identities: You’ll come to understand the backgrounds and causes, the mental and physical borders related to (international) conflicts, war and terrorism as well the strategies and challenges organisations intervening in these conflicts deal with. - Cultural Geography and Tourism: Learn to understand and interpret advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and their influence on the social and physical environment. - Economic Geography: Study the role of regions as locations for economic activities. Focus on the meaning of local and global culture, and policy-making at various spatial levels. - Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance: Learn more about crucial geopolitical and social developments in Europe. Dive into current debates on issues related to sovereignty and identity, European mobility, the European internal market and cross-border cooperation. - Globalisation, Migration and Development: Investigate the effects of globalisation and migration processes on economies, societies and resources on different parts of the world. The main focus lies on the Global South and its interaction with the Global North. - Urban and Cultural Geography: Focus on how the city is represented and how city images emerge and are contested. You’ll study the hybrid nature and the daily struggles in urban life, cultural diversity and the political economy of the city. ... [-]


MSc in Human Ecology - Culture, Power and Sustainability

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

Drawing on fields such as anthropology, geography, sociology and economic history, the programme provides interdisciplinary perspectives and analytical tools for communicating [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme Human Ecology: Culture, Power, and Sustainability (CPS) is aimed at students who wish to gain advanced competence in Human Ecology. Examples of professions include education, journalism, environmental management, work in government and international agencies and development aid. The programme also prepares students for postgraduate studies.

The master's programme in Human Ecology provides trans-disciplinary perspectives and analytical tools for communicating about problems of sustainability. The programme represents an important complement to technological and natural science approaches to sustainability by focusing on the cultural dimensions of consumption and resource use, cultural perceptions of environment and economy, and social science perspectives on the global distribution of environmental problems.... [-]


European Master Course TEMA – European Territories: Identity and Development

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The TEMA Erasmus Mundus Master Course (120 ECTS) takes two years (four semesters), includes an M1 and an M2 degree course. Its development was financed by the Socrates Erasmus Curriculum Development Grant. [+]

The TEMA Erasmus Mundus Master Course (120 ECTS) takes two years (four semesters), includes an M1 and an M2 degree course. Its development was financed by the Socrates Erasmus Curriculum Development Grant. Required languages: English French Guarantee of two common objectives: A certain homogeneity in training The appreciation of the specificities of each partner university The principal thematic goal: - To study scientific analyses of space and territorial problematic At each partner university, the seminar is held according to the same principles: the core texts refer to the four main issues of the MA programme, i.e. CIVILIZATION NATION REGION CITY These four objects represent four scales and four possible approaches and different viewpoints to the historical, political, social and cultural problems of space and territory. Accordingly, the four readers (Civilisation, Nation, Region and City) put together by the teachers and researchers of the partner universities, mean the heart of the TEMA EMMC. Seminars based on TEMA are offered in the same order by each partner university. Added value for TEMA students: Multidisciplinary approach within the international context of social sciences, in which History, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Urbanism and Area Planning are concerned Special emphasis on methodological questions [-]

Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Netherlands Utrecht Tilburg + 1 more

Our Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences is unique in the Netherlands, offering an interdisciplinary approach by integrating the different perspectives offered by social psychology, sociology, organization sciences and methodology to the study of human social behavior. During this two-year English-taught Master of Science program, you will follow state-of-the-art courses, led by the best researchers in the field... [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Europe 2017. Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences Are you an excellent student and interested in conducting scientific research in the social and behavioral sciences? Then this is the Master program for you! The Research Master's program provides talented young researchers from all over the world with the tools they need to conduct fundamental scientific research in the field of social and behavioral sciences. Our Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences is unique in the Netherlands, offering an interdisciplinary approach by integrating the different perspectives offered by social psychology, sociology, organization sciences and methodology to the study of human social behavior. During this two-year English-taught Master of Science program, you will follow state-of-the-art courses, led by the best researchers in the field. You will be involved hands-on in their research area, actively participating in innovative projects and internships. This Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences offers one major in Individual in Social Context and a choice from one of three minors in: Social Psychology Social Sciences Methodology and Statistics The program is challenging and intensive. For that reason, the number of places available on this program is limited to 30, ensuring that only talented applicants, with strong analytical skills, a good academic record, and with a strong motivation for scientific research, are successful. Does this describe you? If so, click here to see whether you meet our requirements and for further information about the application process. The major Individual in Social Context focuses on individual behavior in three types of social contexts; social psychology, sociology, and organization studies . Each context is studied separately, but also in connection to the other contexts. The three contexts are studied in three different content courses - each of which takes one context as its focus and relates it to the other two - and two methodology courses, which connect the contexts and studies them from both a content perspective and a methodological perspective. In addition, the major also offers two statistics courses and a skills course - writing scientific articles and presenting research. See the the program structure (Major in Social and Behavioral Sciences) for details of all courses to be followed. In their first year, all students start with the major Individual in Social Context. They choose one of the three minors at the moment of application. After Graduation Methodology and Statistics Degree After successful completion of the Research Master, you will be awarded an internationally recognized Master of Science (MSc) degree. Career Experience shows that a completed Research Master program in Methodology and Statistics offers various career opportunities. After graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills to successfully enter and finish a PhD program at Tilburg University, or any other University in the world. Furthermore, students will also be qualified for other career opportunities, such as: researcher and lecturer in a faculty of social and behavioral sciences, such as Tilburg University's; statistical consultant, researcher and lecturer in faculties of medicine, biology, and economics; and in criminology, marketing and political science; psychometric and statistical researcher in educational testing, for example at CITO Arnhem or Educational Testing Service, Princeton NJ; methodological and statistical consultant, for example, in consumer research at Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, Heerlen; applied statistician in demographic research, for example, at the Centraal Planbureau; applied statistician in industry (e.g., pharmaceutical companies) or the government. Due to their knowledge of statistical methods and software, methodologists often work in substantive projects, in psychology, sociology, education, and so on. Social Sciences Degree After successful completion of the master, you will be awarded an internationally recognized Master of Science (MSc) degree. Career After graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills to successfully enter and finish a PhD program at Tilburg University, or any other University in the world. Furthermore, students will be qualified for high-level research positions at universities and R&D departments of governmental institutes; companies involved in applied or fundamental research, such as Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP); research institutes for assessment, consultancy, and marketing; and the top research institutes for basic and applied research in the Netherlands and abroad. The program also trains people for high level research positions as policy researcher and advisor, organization advisor and management consultant. Social Psychology Degree After successful completion of the master, you will be awarded an internationally recognized Master of Science (MSc) degree. Career Students who have completed the two-year Research Master's program are educated to be very skilled researchers. After graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills to successfully enter and finish a PhD program at Tilburg University, or any other university in the world. Furthermore, students will be qualified for high-level research positions at universities and R&D departments of governmental institutes; companies involved in applied or fundamental research, such as Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP); research institutes for assessment, consultancy, and marketing; and the top research institutes for basic and applied research in the Netherlands and abroad. [-]

Master in Intercultural Mediation

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

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 Wrocław offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff. The Institute of Sociology employs 52 academic teachers, including 40 assistant... [+]

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 Wrocław offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff. The Institute of Sociology employs 52 academic teachers, including 40 assistant professors and 12 associate professors and full professors. The Institute cooperates with a range of national and international academic partners. The programme involves 890 teaching hours (120 ECTS). The particular focus of the "Intercultural mediation" programme is on the local, regional (Central and Eastern European) and global dimensions of culture and multiculturalism. The graduates of the Intercultural mediation programme will acquire knowledge, skills and competences which they can use in their professional work in the areas of intercultural communication (on the local and corporate levels), conflict resolutions and actions aimed at social integration as well as practical (quantitative and qualitative) social research on the problems of multiculturalism, migration and social changes taking place globally and in Central and Eastern Europe. The programme will prepare them to work as experts in the state and local administration, non-governmental organisations and private sector companies offering them transferable skills in the areas of multiculturalism, diversity management and cultural conflict resolution. Requirements The entry requirements for the English language Master Program in Sociology - Intercultural Mediation. - BA degree or recognized equivalent in social sciences, humanities or economics; - proficiency in English certified by a test (IELTS with minimum score 6 or TOEFL with minimum score 550 or equivalent test), N/A if English was a BA studies language of tuition or is a native language. - a candidate must fulfill the procedural and administrative conditions defined for all the candidates for studies at the University of Wrocław. - all the applications are evaluated by Coordinator of the Master Program in Sociology - Intercultural mediation - documents needed: secondary school certificate, bachelor degree certificate, secondary school transcript, bachelor degree transcript, proof of English proficiency, confirmation of registration fee payment, medical certificate, passport photocopy, photo. The programme is based on the synergy with the international Master Programme Erasmus Mundus MITRA (Médiation interculturelle : identités, mobilités, conflits) in which the Institute of Sociology is also involved. [-]

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 Europe 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. [-]