Master's Degree in Sociology in Barcelona in Spain

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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Sociology is a field of study that aims to understand how societies and the structures and institutions that govern them operate. Topics such as social class, relationships between civilizations, and history are often included in the curriculum.

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Spanish universities regulate access to their own degrees and they fix the academic fees. They can also offer unofficial postgraduate degrees. The capital city Madrid has possibly the largest number of bars per capita of any European city and a very active nightlife.

Being the 2nd largest city in Spain, Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia province. It has over 4 million inhabitants. It is a vibrant city that hosts thousands of tourists annually. It is home to university of Barcelona among others.

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Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

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

Masters in Sociology in Barcelona in Spain. 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. [-]

MRes in Humanities

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years

The MRes in Humanities is a research preparation Master's programme that offers students the opportunity for Master's study within Arts and Humanities, structured according to personal research interests that are either wholly of one's own design or structured through one of three specified pathways. [+]

The MRes in Humanities is a research preparation Master's programme that offers students the opportunity for Master's study within Arts and Humanities, structured according to personal research interests that are either wholly of one's own design or structured through one of three specified pathways: Hermeneutics Religion and Politics Cultural Representation of Spain and Latin America. It also offers the opportunity to prepare for a PhD through concentrated research in an interdisciplinary environment. Top Reasons To Study With Us You will be taught by experienced staff who are leading experts in their fields. Flexibility in the programme enhances your own independent research in your own areas of interest across disciplines. All contributing staff are engaged in on-going research at the forefront of their disciplines, and are the authors of numerous books, articles and studies on a wide range of relevant subjects. You will be part of a thriving academic community that includes a rich research culture and seminar programmes of visiting academics and industry speakers. You will develop skills that become immensely transferable in a market awaiting competent and innovative thinkers and leaders. Course objectives The MRes offers you the opportunity to pursue a personalised, tailor-made programme of Master’s study in a structured, interdisciplinary, and research-driven environment. Even within the specified pathways, much latitude is provided for your own individual pursuits in each of the areas. The programme is designed to enable you to become a well-trained researcher in a Humanities subject area, showing strong capacity for self-directed work and initiative. Should you wish to do a PhD, the programme enables you to demonstrate fitness in undertaking doctoral research. But it also qualifies you with specialised expertise at the postgraduate level for a professional career within a wide range of employment areas. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Scholarships & funding The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. Structure and content The MRes in Humanities offers two tracks: a bespoke research track, in which students develop, in conjunction with their supervisor(s), their own research agenda from beginning to end; and a specified pathway with a taught element in Semester 1 (in either Hermeneutics, Religion and Politics, or Cultural Representation of Spain and Latin America), which then leads to personalising the respective areas of interest in the remainder of the course. The programme follows two semesters - which run from mid-September to late December and from January to the end of May - and a summer period for dissertation writing. The first track of personalised research is composed of the following elements: Research Preparation: A tailor-made programme of study in Semester 1 taught by at least five individual supervisions, on a subject of your choice agreed with the subject areas concerned. This may involve interdisciplinary supervision across subject areas where appropriate. The module allows students to begin work on a topic of particular significance to them personally, one that is cognate to but not identical with their subsequent dissertation. It is assessed by a written assignment of 5,000-6,000 words. Dissertation Preparation: Taken in Semester 2, this module consists in developing the theme and outline for the dissertation itself, which may include a detailed outline of the proposed argument, a literature review or an extended relevant book review, a description or proposal for the application of a methodological framework, or some combination thereof, depending upon the exact nature or the research in question. It will be supervised by the same member of staff whose expertise correlates with the research interest in Module 3. The module will feature a structure of five supervisions and one written assessment. The written assessment will be tailored to the student’s proposed dissertation focus in consultation with the supervisor(s). Research Skills: Our innovative Arts Graduate Training for graduates, which stretches over both semesters, enables students to build up a portfolio of skills that prepare them for academic and professional life. The portfolio is adaptable to individual experience and requirements, and as such covers basic skills (e.g. presentation, bibliography, specific research methods, library research), employability skills (e.g. teaching experience, marking student work, career development event, broaden language knowledge), breadth of knowledge (e.g. conference attention, reading participation group, prepare essay of presentation on a topic beyond own research). You will work with your supervisor(s) to select tasks from a menu of activities relevant to your future ambitions and their necessary qualifications. Dissertation: Subject to successful completion of all elements of the assessment in both Semesters 1 and 2, you will embark on an in-depth dissertation exploring the research topic of your choice, as agreed by and with your supervisor(s), thus building upon the tailor-made tuition or specified pathway. Where feasible, you will be encouraged to present your theme at an appropriate forum such as a Postgraduate conference. The second track of a specified pathway is the same as the first track above, except that it replaces the Semester 1 Research Preparation module with the following: Specified Pathway: A subject-specific module of study in Semester 1, in a weekly, two-hour seminar format, on one of three possible areas: Hermeneutics, Religion and Politics, or Cultural Representation of Spain and Latin America. The module allows students to begin work on a topic with particular focus that can then be personalised in the subsequent semester’s module and in the dissertation. It is assessed by one written essay of 5-6,000 words. The content and concerns for each of the pathways are as follows: Hermeneutics: This pathway deals with key primary texts in the hermeneutical tradition, beginning with the ancient Greeks, and ending with contemporary theory and a play directly to do with questions of interpretation. Principal emphasis, however, will be on modern and late modern theorists. The seminars will cover texts related to history, philosophy, theology and religion, literary criticism, feminism, postcolonialism and theatre. It will be interdisciplinary in scope, therefore, but will be grounded in matters that pertain directly to interpretation and how it is to be understood and theorised. All texts are primary sources, so as to encourage students to interpret and analyse directly from original material, and to address the challenges that reading such demanding texts requires. This is a unique set of seminars covering a vital area rarely taught, if at all, anywhere else. Religion and Politics: This pathway is formulated on the critical assumption that discourses on religion and politics are not timeless, neutral or disinterested, but have emerged in a specific, colonial-oriented context and are therefore intimately related to the power formations of capitalism, becoming integral to contemporary understandings of modernity. By engaging with particular aspects of colonial and postcolonial history and theory in different regions of the world, the seminars seek to enable a critique of these discourses, which will in turn enable a better understanding of the global dynamics of conflict in the contemporary world, including manifestations of neo-colonial power. Engaging in this pathway will allow students to explore in a concentrated form newer approaches to questions of both religion and politics than encountered in the past. Cultural Representations of Spain and Latin America: This pathway offers you the opportunity to study in a comparative and methodologically interdisciplinary framework how Spanish and Latin American cultures are represented through different periods, expressive forms and media. It comprises selected aspects of Spanish and Latin American Studies as embedded in the theoretical debate of cultural representation. The seminars will deepen your understanding of methodological approaches to the fields by focussing upon history, language, literature and visual cultural practices. A long shared past, converging traditions and a common language connect Spain and Spanish-speaking America, but through the broad spectrum of these manifestations it also becomes apparent that there are considerable, perceived differences and cultural diversities between Spanish and Latin American cultures. In this pathway you will study these complex interrelations as they characterise and combine different forms of cultural representation. Delivery and assessment You will attend individual supervisory sessions and/or weekly seminars (specified pathway). The research skills training will provide opportunities for various different learning environments, including Divisional and Faculty seminars, Graduate School workshops, off-campus visits, etc. In addition, students are entitled to take existing advanced level (level 10 or 11) tuition in the subject areas concerned and/or to undertake language tuition at all levels in French and Spanish, or in earlier varieties of English (Old and Middle English), if appropriate. Assessment will include essays, reports (which may take the form of written documents, websites or PowerPoint presentations, depending in your particular research interest), and a research skills portfolio that includes personal reflection. At the end of the second semester, if and where possible, we encourage you to give a presentation of your intended dissertation to an appropriate forum such as a conference or workshop. Strengths In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, around half of the research submitted from the subject areas that now make up the Faculty of Arts and Humanities was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent in quality, with over 10% of that research placed in the highest (world-leading) category. 85% of the assessed research from the Arts and Humanities was judged to be recognised internationally. Career opportunities Skills you can develop through this programme If an academic career in teaching and research seems like an alluring prospect, this degree will help you to gain the skills for future research work at the doctoral level and give you necessary training in and insight into the research environment of Higher Education. But even if academia is not your professional goal, this MRes or Postgraduate Certificate, with its strong interdisciplinary emphasis, opens up a wide range of fascinating and exciting career possibilities. The skills you will develop here – including close critical analysis of texts and ideas, synthetic thinking that allows you to transfer a set of concepts from one framework or context to another, close reading and dissection of several different discourses, the expression of your ideas in lucid writing and argumentation – become immensely transferable in a market awaiting highly competent and highly innovative thinkers and leaders. Where are our graduates now Students who have graduated from this degree have emerged highly qualified for employment in manifold areas, including the public sector, the voluntary sector, the civil service, the foreign office, non-governmental organisations, international relations, primary and secondary teaching, journalism, the civil service and publishing, the media, the arts, and in many other professional fields and positions well-suited to the training and knowledge gained in the programme. Employability The MRes in Humanities is a research preparation Master’s course that offers students the opportunity for Master’s study within Arts and Humanities, structured according to personal research interests that are either wholly of one’s own design or structured through one of three specified pathways: Hermeneutics, Religion and Politics, and Cultural Representation of Spain and Latin America. It also offers the opportunity to prepare for a PhD through concentrated research in an interdisciplinary environment. [-]

MRes in Applied Social Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months

The Master’s in Applied Social Research gives graduates the ideal preparation for undertaking social research and evaluation. There is a core of four shared modules in generic research skills, plus specialist disciplinary modules and a range of options. They combine high quality with flexibility and choice for students. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Barcelona in Spain. The Master’s in Applied Social Research gives graduates the ideal preparation for undertaking social research and evaluation. There is a core of four shared modules in generic research skills, plus specialist disciplinary modules and a range of options. They combine high quality with flexibility and choice for students. Recognition The course has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting its requirements for postgraduate research training. Fully funded places are available through the ESRC, details can be found on the pages of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science website. Course objectives Provide you with the skills and knowledge base required to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, taking account of ethics, reliability and validity Enable you to examine critically the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research Enable you to examine issues concerning comparative social research Develop your understanding of the relationship between research and policy, and the meanings of evaluation, its terminology, practice and use Provide you with the opportunity to tailor your programme with a choice of further research-based modules What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Structure and content The MRes/Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Research comprises four compulsory taught core modules, plus two other optional modules (from two available lists), and (for the MRes) a dissertation. The compulsory modules are: The Nature of Social Enquiry Research Design and Process Quantitative Data Analysis Qualitative Data Analysis You must also take two further modules from a list including the following: Comparative Social Research Research Placement Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research Discourse Analysis Digital social research Social Statistics modules Gender Studies modules Policy Masters modules or other modules by arrangement with the Programme Director. In addition to the above modules, MRes students will complete the following: Research Dissertation: MRes students must undertake an original social science research study and complete a research dissertation with academic supervision Recent dissertation topics include: A Study of High Risk Behaviour Young People and National Identity Substance Use Prevalence and Looked-after Young People in Scotland Women’s Decisions about Returning to Work After Childbirth Delivery and assessment Teaching methods are designed for each module to facilitate your acquisition of skills and progressive development. You are expected to participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials, computer-based workshops, and group work. Full-time and part-time MRes/Diploma students experience a range of different forms of assessment across the compulsory taught modules. These include essays, critical review essays, book reviews, research proposals, presentations, a computer lab-based assessment for quantitative data analysis, and the research dissertation. There are no examinations. Career opportunities Employability an important focus of the course. Past graduates have entered social research-related careers in the public, voluntary and private sectors for example, commissioning research for local authorities, working on university research projects, and conducting research for charities and voluntary organisations. The course is suitable for those wishing to enhance their research practice in a current post. Others choose to continue their studies and undertake a PhD or Doctorate. The MRes offers a combination of high quality, flexibility and choice. Over the past five years, over half of our graduates have entered social research-related careers in the public, voluntary and private sectors, for example, a manager commissioning research for a local authority, a research fellow at a university and a senior research executive for a European-wide commercial research organisation. Over one third of our graduates continue with academic study and undertake a professional doctorate or PhD. [-]

Research Master in Sociology and Demography

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

The master's programme in Sociology and Demography trains professionals to conduct high-quality research on key socio-demographic aspects of modern societies. In these turbulent times, it is more important than ever to determine which dynamics affect individuals and families and how the financial crisis is impacting various groups. This programme provides students with state-of-the-art methodological tools to answer questions such as... [+]

Research Master in Sociology and Demography The master's programme in Sociology and Demography trains professionals to conduct high-quality research on key socio-demographic aspects of modern societies. In these turbulent times, it is more important than ever to determine which dynamics affect individuals and families and how the financial crisis is impacting various groups. This programme provides students with state-of-the-art methodological tools to answer questions such as: What impact has the crisis had on social inequalities and social cohesion? How has it affected people's living and working conditions? How has it affected their health? What effect has it had on people's chances for educational and occupational mobility? What strategies have people chosen to deal with the crisis and how have they affected family structures, marriage and young people's ability to strike out on their own? What role do women play in the household economy today and how has it affected gender relations? Has the crisis hit all social classes, countries and welfare states equally hard? Is it possible to grow without sacrificing social cohesion? With what policies? The programme's content allows students to explore these and other important questions related to social organization from a dynamic perspective, identifying the opportunities, needs and problems that arise for individuals in different stages of their lives. It moreover does so from a comparative international perspective in order to address the role of social and institutional factors in explaining imbalances and social dynamics. Objectives The master's programme's primary aim is to provide solid research training to social science professionals. Students will thus learn to formulate and empirically test alternative theories on the main socio-demographic changes and the origin of inequalities in modern societies. The programme's approach is both analytical and empirical. To this end, students are trained in the most widely used theoretical approaches taken by the scientific community to gain insight into current socio-demographic structures and dynamics. At the same time, however, they learn to test the validity of their theoretical hypotheses using the latest analytical techniques. The programme covers theoretical approaches and analytical techniques from both demography and sociology. On the one hand, it explores the demographic dynamics (fertility, mortality, ageing, migratory flows, etc.) affecting both human populations at large and key institutions within them (such as the family, school or work) using the best statistical techniques available today. On the other hand, it uses multidisciplinary research techniques to examine the most important social phenomena (poverty, social cohesion, social mobility, etc.) arising from social relations of rivalry, power and cooperation. The result is a unique and innovative approach that looks at the interplay between demographic and social dynamics in order to further our understanding of the directions in which modern societies are headed. Who is it for? This master's programme is aimed at university graduates and professionals seeking world-class research-oriented training in the field of the social sciences based on a socio-demographic approach that takes into account both the population dynamics and social structures of advanced societies. Candidates must certify completion of an undergraduate degree equivalent to 240 ECTS credits and a strong command of English (e.g., a score of 220 on the TOEFL), as all subjects for the programme will be taught in that language. Structure This master's programme is research-oriented. Students must complete a total of 60 credits, in accordance with the following breakdown: 30 credits' worth of compulsory subjects, 10 credits' worth of optional subjects, and a compulsory final research project worth 20 credits. All subjects are worth 5 credits each. Content Compulsory subjects (30 credits) Analysis of Social Inequalities (5 credits) Family, Gender and Society (5 credits) Demographic Changes and Social Dynamics (5 credits) Social Policy and the Welfare State (5 credits) Statistical Analysis Techniques I (5 credits) Statistical Analysis Techniques II (5 credits) Optional subjects (10 credits) Migration and Society (5 credits) Labour Economics (5 credits) Fundamentals of Political and Social Research (5 credits) Qualitative Research Methods (5 credits) Research Seminar and Data Analysis Master's Degree Final Project (20 credits) Knowledge, skills and competences acquired General Ability to: Manage, analyse and synthesize information. Participate in interdisciplinary teams and communicate with the international scientific community in one's native language and in English. Generate new, quality ideas independently. Specific Ability to: Identify the socio-demographic structures of modern societies. Grasp the most important demographic dynamics affecting the life cycle: fertility, mortality, family formation, migratory flows, ageing, etc. Understand the main social phenomena affecting modern societies: social stratification and mobility, inequalities, reconciliation of household and paid work, etc. Analyse and synthesize the state of affairs with regard to a given research topic. Find suitable sources of data. Select relevant variables and build reliable indicators. Organize and plan research. Use advanced statistical methods and techniques. Adapt to new issues and problems. Design and evaluate public policies for addressing social problems, identifying weaknesses and conflicts. Career prospects The multidisciplinary training offered by the research master's programme in Sociology and Demography, along with its emphasis on quantitative research methods, prepares students for successful careers in the following fields: Doctoral programmes in the social sciences. Research and management at international organizations. Analyst work for public and private social science research centres both in Spain and abroad. Analyst work for local, regional and national governments, non-governmental organizations, etc. Institutional consulting. Analyst work at demographic research centres and statistics institutes. Socio-labour audits. Current public affairs analysis and/or journalism. The training provided moreover constitutes a sound basis for students who would like to pursue doctoral studies. Some of the programme's graduates have gone on to brilliant careers at such internationally renowned universities as Princeton, Yale, Stockholm and the London School of Economics. The master's programme is also quite useful for students seeking to pursue empirical research careers at international organizations, public authorities, or private organizations interested in analysing socio-demographic changes and the challenges they pose for social policy. To this end, it prepares students for a successful career as a: Specialist in the sociology of the family. Specialist in the sociology of migration. Social welfare specialist. Specialist in assessing social needs and the impact of social policy. Job market analyst. General management specialist. Advisor to politicians and parliamentary groups. English Remember that in order to be successfully enrolled, the presentation of an official English certificate is an essential admission requirement. Only applicants whose mother tongue is English do not need to pre¬sent an English certificate. Official results must be sent directly by the examining institution to the school’s Admissions Department and must comply with the required minimum scores: - TOEFL CBT: > 235 - TOEFL PBT: > 575 - TOEFL IBT: > 100 - CAE: C1 - IELTS: > 6.5 Applicants who, at the time of the application, still do not possess an official English certificate or who are in the process of obtaining it must include this information in their admission applications. Applicants who have completed their full Bachelor’s Degree at an English-speaking university must submit written evidence that the language of instruction of their studies was English. [-]

Master in Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

Linguistic, national, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity is a consolidated reality in the world of modern democracies and is a trend of growing importance. The first decades of the century are a testimony of a process of political, economic and technological change with global and irreversible characteristics that raises both challenges and opportunities for modern liberal democracies.... [+]

Masters in Sociology in Barcelona in Spain. Master in Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism Linguistic, national, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity is a consolidated reality in the world of modern democracies and is a trend of growing importance. The first decades of the century are a testimony of a process of political, economic and technological change with global and irreversible characteristics that raises both challenges and opportunities for modern liberal democracies. The main objective of this programme is to prepare high-level academicians and professionals in the area of political theory, with the capacity of becoming specialists who can compete successfully in international academic and professional sphere. To achieve this, an advanced level of knowledge has to be attained, with special emphasis on the handling of methods and techniques with which to analyse the practical transformation of current societies and influence them. The master's degree therefore seeks to develop generic competences that will enhance the holder's professional activity in relation to their capacity of analysis, synthesis and communication; the capacity of adapting to new situations and the creation of new knowledge; interpersonal relationship skills in an international context; and ethical responsibility. From the outset the intention has been for the programme to be completely consistent with the values and basic principles of respect for democratic rights, equal opportunities, promotion and safeguarding of peace, general equality and accessibility to persons with disabilities. Who is it for? This master is aimed at holders of a degree in the field of Political Sciences, Social and Legal Sciences, Humanities and Health Sciences, and who wish to make a start in academic research in the discipline of political theory, with the aim of going on to study a doctorate or to deepen their knowledge in this field. Structure Module 1: Methodology and Research Techniques (15 ECTS). Module 2: Fundamentals of Theory and Political Science (10 ECTS). Module 3: Deepening in some areas of Theory and Political Science (15 ECTS). Module 4: Final Research Project (20 ECTS). Skills acquired in this programme On completing it, the student will be capable of: Understanding the main theories and approaches of political theory. Understanding the institutions and processes of democratic and federal political systems. Understanding the structure and processes of the political players in different societies. Understanding the value and concepts of the legitimating processes in culturally diverse democracies. Recognizing and understanding the theories of democracy, federalism, and nationalism. Defining and understanding the historic dimension of multiculturalism in modern democracies. Operating with theoretical, quantitative, qualitative and comparative research data. Career prospects Expert political analysts on theoretical, practical and compared analysis of institutions, processes and public policies in culturally diverse democracies. English Remember that in order to be successfully enrolled, the presentation of an official English certificate is an essential admission requirement. Only applicants whose mother tongue is English do not need to pre¬sent an English certificate. Official results must be sent directly by the examining institution to the school’s Admissions Department and must comply with the required minimum scores: - TOEFL CBT: > 235 - TOEFL PBT: > 575 - TOEFL IBT: > 100 - CAE: C1 - IELTS: > 6.5 Applicants who, at the time of the application, still do not possess an official English certificate or who are in the process of obtaining it must include this information in their admission applications. Applicants who have completed their full Bachelor’s Degree at an English-speaking university must submit written evidence that the language of instruction of their studies was English. [-]

MSSc in Child Studies

Linköping University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2 

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. [-]

Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo

Turin School of Development
Online & Campus Combined Full time 28/10/2015 - 30/09/2016 - 11 months October 2017 Spain Barcelona

El Master en “Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo” es un programa organizado por la Universidad de Turín, la Universidad de Barcelona y el Centro Internacional de Formación de la OIT, en colaboración con el Centro del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Barcelona in Spain. El programa está organizado por la Universidad de Barcelona, la Universidad de Turín y el Centro Internacional de Formación de la OIT en colaboración con el Centro del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO. La fase presencial del Master tiene lugar en la Universidad de Barcelona Las actividades culturales pueden contribuir de manera significativa al desarrollo nacional, a la creación de empleo y a la cohesión social. El Master en “Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo” pretende contribuir a la mejora de la gestión de los recursos culturales preparando a los gestores y a los profesionales para que se conviertan en activos emprendedores culturales y promuevan el desarrollo local, la generación de ingresos y la creación de empleo, enriqueciendo de este modo el enfoque tradicional de la conservación del patrimonio cultural. El programa proporciona una sólida formación en economía cultural, explorando en detalle las dimensiones económica, social, institucional y legal que constituyen la base de la gestión del patrimonio. Al finalizar el Master los participantes conocerán las bases teóricas y aplicadas de la gestión del patrimonio y serán capaces de diseñar planes de gestión del patrimonio en sus distintas vertientes (patrimonio histórico, artesanía, museos, patrimonio inmaterial, patrimonio musical, actividades culturales, etc.) que contribuyan al desarrollo económico y social y a la creación de empleo. Perfil de los Participantes El programa está dirigido a: Funcionarios y profesionales del sector público y privado, organismos de las Naciones Unidas, fundaciones y ONG. Universitarios recién graduados. Profesionales implicados en diseñar y gestionar proyectos culturales y patrimoniales. Personas que trabajan o están interesadas en proyectos del Patrimonio Mundial y en proyectos de investigación relacionados con el mismo. El requisito indispensable para la admisión es poseer un título universitario de un mínimo de tres años, equivalente a una licenciatura o grado. Contenidos El programa proporciona bases sólidas para el diseño de programas de intervención patrimonial y cultural. Se presentarán con detalle los aspectos teóricos, sociales, institucionales, legales y técnicos que inciden en la elaboración de estos programas. El master incide tanto en la posibilidad de realización de planes desde instituciones gubernamentales (locales, regionales, nacionales o internacionales), como de entidades de iniciativa social y empresas privadas. En el programa se hace énfasis en las estrategias de management para la preservación y promoción de los sitios de Patrimonio Mundial, a través de la preparación de planes de gestión y de proyectos. El programa resulta útil también para la realización de proyectos patrimoniales basados en el desarrollo, tanto de patrimonio material como inmaterial. El master presenta dos características principales que lo hacen especialmente relevante para los profesionales interesados en el desarrollo del patrimonio cultural. En primer lugar, el plan de estudios se basa en una aproximación multidisciplinar a la cultura y al patrimonio, comprendiendo tanto aspectos teóricos como prácticos en la economía cultural, la gestión del patrimonio cultural, el desarrollo local, los valores culturales y el proceso de diseño de proyectos. En segundo lugar, el alumnado aprenderá de manera aplicada el proceso de preparación de un proyecto propio, con posibilidades de implementación al finalizar el curso. Programa El programa se estructura en tres fases: Primera fase: periodo de aprendizaje a distancia (octubre – diciembre). A través de la plataforma on-line, los estudiantes inician un programa de formación consistente en lecturas y ejercicios como preparación a los distintos módulos. Segunda fase: periodo presencial intensivo (enero – abril). Durante su estancia en Barcelona los estudiantes realizan cursos con una carga horaria semanal de 28 horas (de 9,30 a 14 y 16 a 18 h). El enfoque está especialmente orientado a la realidad ibero -americana. Además de clases prácticas y talleres, el programa presencial consta de visitas a entidades patrimoniales de Barcelona y Cataluña. Tercera fase: (abril - septiembre) elaboración del proyecto final. Los estudiantes elaboran a distancia, bajo la supervisión de un tutor, un proyecto cultural iniciado durante la etapa presencial. La formación se concluye con la presentación del proyecto que será evaluado por el Comité Científico del Master. El 14 de septiembre es la fecha límite de presentación de la versión final del proyecto. El Master cuenta con la presencia de más de treinta profesores expertos procedentes de universidades de distintos países que dotan al curso de una amplia perspectiva internacional. Entre ellos destacan: David Throsby (Mcquaire University, Sydney), Xavier Greffe (Université de Paris I-Sorbonne). Xavier Roigé y Lluís Bonet (profesores de la Universidad de Barcelona) y Peter Tomlinson (CIF/OIT) son los directores científicos del Master. Junto a los profesores universitarios, participan en el programa funcionarios de la UNESCO y de la OIT completando el cuerpo docente del Master. También imparten clases del master profesionales procedentes de instituciones y empresas culturales. Créditos y titulación El master es de 60 créditos ECTS (sistema de equivalencia europea, 600 horas). Los alumnos recibirán un doble título de Master de la Universidad de Barcelona y Master de Primer Nivel de la Universidad de Turín. Idiomas El idioma del curso es el CASTELLANO. Algunas clases de profesores invitados se desarrollarán en inglés. Los alumnos podrán presentar sus trabajos escritos en cualquier de los siguientes idiomas: castellano, catalán, francés, inglés, italiano o portugués. Tasas de matrícula La tasa de matrícula es de 8.000 Euros. Los gastos de viaje y alojamiento en Barcelona están a cargo de los estudiantes. La Ciudad de Barcelona ofrece distintas posibilidades de alojamiento para estudiantes: residencias, pisos compartidos y alojamiento en familias. [-]

MSSc in Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change

Linköping University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2 years

This is a full-time programme that focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. [+]

This is a full-time programme that focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. This is a full-time programme that gives you the opportunity to explore how processes of social and cultural change can be initiated or sustained by integrating a critical understanding of intersectional gender, by counteracting multiple inequalities and processes of discrimination, and by other kinds of transformative work. You will learn how to actively change, develop and challenge existing norms and structures. The programme combines online distance education with intensive mandatory on-campus gatherings. You will interact with your teachers and fellow programme members via a digital classroom. Three mandatory on-campus weeks will be held each year, the first one at the start of the programme. Programme description The programme focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. This is a full-time programme that gives you the opportunity to explore how processes of social and cultural change can be initiated or sustained by integrating a critical understanding of intersectional gender, by counteracting multiple inequalities and processes of discrimination and by other kinds of transformative work. You will learn how to actively change, develop and challenge existing norms and structures. Students taking the programme usually have a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, for example in sociology, teaching, psychology, political science, and business administration. The programme provides you with knowledge of theories and methodologies in gender studies – intersectionality and change, and enables you to develop academic skills to analyse and to intervene innovatively and professionally in gendered and intersectional processes of transformation in society. A key ambition is to offer opportunities to reflect on and develop an understanding of the links between activism, theory, professional development and career paths. Online and on-campus gatherings The programme combines online distance education with intensive mandatory on-campus gatherings. You will interact with your teachers and fellow programme members via a digital classroom. Three mandatory on-campus weeks will be held each year, the first one at the start of the programme. The courses consist of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, supervisions and course assignments, both in the on‑campus classroom and online. In addition to this, you are expected to engage in independent studies. The forms of instruction, which are based primarily on the use of the internet, place greater demands on your own activity than a purely campus-based programme. Learning environment The teachers draw on their own research in their teaching, for example on cultural practices and representations, methodological intersectional interventions, knowledge production, postcolonial feminisms, equality work, masculinities, and sexualities. We mix traditional teaching formats with formats that are not found in the conventional academic toolbox. We encourage, for example, written and spoken performances that challenge traditional boundaries between academic and creative writing, speaking and intervening. We encourage you to draw on your own experiences and to contribute to developing the content of seminars. We give you the opportunity to work in tutorial groups; i.e. students are divided into smaller groups that discuss various topics with a tutor. We want you to write reflection journals during some of the courses. To give you the latest update on current research, we invite you to take part in our seminars at the Unit for Gender Studies, an excellent and internationally renowned milieu for intersectional gender research. This is one of the largest interdisciplinary research and teaching units for intersectional gender studies in the Nordic countries with a staff of more than 30 researchers, including four full professors and many PhD students. Career opportunities As a student of the master’s programme in Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change you will be prepared for a career in higher education and research as well as professional work with intersectional gender in organisations, media, communication and politics. This programme can also develop your current career through further training within gender work. Below follows some examples of jobs of some of our alumni: Tess Consoli, PhD student, University of Massachusetts, Boston, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development. Saad Khan, Staff Researcher, Institute of Educational Development, Brac University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. [-]

Masters In Thought And Creativity

laSalle Barcelona Postgraduate
Campus Part time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

This master provides an introduction to contemporary thought of the highest quality thanks to the selection of teachers who teach. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Barcelona in Spain. This master provides an introduction to contemporary thought of the highest quality thanks to the selection of teachers who teach. Destined especially - but not only these-people of scientific or technical training, to develop their thoughtful and creative ability. Master presented, above all, for the joy and personal training, but which is, in turn, contribute to the professionalism and the different business responsibilities. Through conocimeinto of the key points of philosophy, literature and art, you get to use a language more appropriate froma, to have more ideas and imaginative power, and have more elements to resolve conflicts and manage teams. 60 credits Masters degree awarded by Ramon Llull University Possibility of obtaining an official master's degree for persones who are interested in a PhD later. What do you prepare? Enriching the thoughtful and creative capacity Acquisition of conceptual frameworks and terminology in order to access the texts of great thinkers. Learn to raise and think the most important issues of personal and collective life. better understand the background of human relationships and thus have more power to drive them. Pay attention to the language and its framer capacity. To whom it May concern? Graduates, diploma holders or graduates in any discipline. [-]

Master in Food, Society and International Food Governance

UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The way food is produced, processed and what is eaten has changed significantly over time. Whereas it is likely that our great-grandparents ate predominantly local and seasonal foods, today, it is estimated that the average meal travels over 2,400 km, from field to fork. As our food is transported around the world, it is subject to myriad rules and regulations. [+]

The way food is produced, processed and what is eaten has changed significantly over time. Whereas it is likely that our great-grandparents ate predominantly local and seasonal foods, today, it is estimated that the average meal travels over 2,400 km, from field to fork. As our food is transported around the world, it is subject to myriad rules and regulations. Food plays a central role in our societies, cultures, economies and personal lives, but few understand how food makes it to our plates. The Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance clarifies this process. This programme is designed for individuals interested in enhancing their understanding and analysis of agriculture and food policy, and increasing their understanding of the social, cultural and economic factors that influence and shape the development and enforcement of agriculture governance. This combination presents an opportunity to explore connections between the historical, political, scientific, strategic and ethical considerations involved in the organization of food policy and agriculture internationally. The programme trains students to identify and generate solutions for just and sustainable food systems. It attracts a diversity of learners from professionals to those just starting their careers. All of our students share an interest in the organization of food systems and in food governance. The Master's is made up of two mandatory Specialisations, two elected Specialisations and a Final Research Project. A Specialisation is a 4 month, 15 ECTS credit course made up of a series of modules (usually 3 or 4). The Specialisations can be taken independently or as part of the Master's. Mandatory Specialisations: Food Systems Analysis International Agri-Food Policy Elective Specialisations: Food and Society Food Regulation (with MSU's IFLR) Food Security: Assessment and Action (with FAO) Impact Assessment of Food Security Progammes Understanding the Right to Food Final Research Project The Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance provides you with an opportunity to pursue a research topic in your area of interest. You may collaborate with your employer to develop a project or you may opt to undertake an independent research project. A UOC advisor must approve your research question and will work with you to carry out the research in an appropriate and timely fashion. This Final Research Project (6 or 9 ECTS) is required to complete the Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance and is to be completed over the duration of the Master's programme. In general, research will be multi-disciplinary and will have a practical application. The Final Research Project will be evaluated by an Academic Committee. The Committee can include a mentor from your company or organization. Agreements with industry on confidentiality are always strictly taken into account. Students must defend their project. This can be done virtually (as long as it is synchronous) or in person. Completing the Final Research Project is a major task that requires patience and dedication. We will work with you to make it manageable and make sure that you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel at the task. Objectives To provide students with the tools and knowledge to analyse and understand: Food systems and their role in society; How food and agriculture are regulated nationally and internationally; How agencies and institutions regulate agriculture and food nationally and internationally. To provide a framework for the exchange of knowledge, experiences, programmes and viewpoints among players, including other universities, researchers, professionals, civil service, private sector and government. To develop a comprehensive understanding of food systems in a local, regional and global context. To develop awareness of the role that food and food policy play across cultures, historically and in contemporary societies. To develop an understanding of the relationships between economics, environment, society, culture and agri-food policy. To develop a comprehensive understanding of international agriculture and food regulatory agencies. To develop the capacity to critically analyse and address issues of governance within food systems. To develop the capacity to apply theory and knowledge to policy analysis. To develop knowledge of how policy interventions affect food security and agricultural production. To develop an understanding of the relationships between economics, environment, society, culture and agri-food policy. To develop a comprehensive understanding of agricultural regulations and standards and their local and international implications. To develop an understanding of international agriculture and food regulatory agencies and corresponding legal texts. To develop a comprehensive understanding of agricultural regulations as they relate to specific regions as well as their implications internationally. To develop competence in approaching a research problem in the area of food systems. To develop competence in articulating a research question, data collection and articulating research results. To develop competence in critically evaluating research. Competencies This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. The courses are geared towards: Individuals working in NGOs and community organizations that address issues related to food and agriculture. Individuals working in the agri-food sector. Public administrators. Civil Servants. Policy analysts. Consultants. Lawyers. Journalists specializing in food politics. Professional organizations or international cooperation projects that address issues linked to food and agriculture. Students wishing further education on issues of agri-food governance. Providing students with the necessary tools for improving their employability, giving them the right to knowledge and education to be successful in the different occupations they will have during their lives, is a fundamental purpose of our postgraduate programmes. Student profile The Master's of Food, Society and International Agri-Food Governance students typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector, or an academic background in agriculture, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health or sociology. The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agri-food sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers. Learning resources Materials will be in English and will include written course materials, relevant websites, academic articles, books and magazine articles, among others. Academic requirements The Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance is open to everyone with a good grasp of English. The UOC is an open university which means that even if you do not have a high school diploma or university degree you can still take our courses. However, to be eligible for the Master's Degree you must have a recognised university degree. If you do not have a recognised university degree then you will receive an equivalency certificate instead of a degree. Prior knowledge The course materials and teaching language is English. A strong grasp of English is required for this programme. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]