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A Master of Arts in Social Sciences can be the key to a variety of high-powered careers. This flexible degree gives you the skills you need to pursue a future in criminology, social work, politics and many other exciting areas.   What is an MA in Social Sciences? This topic of study encompasses a number of different specialties. The social sciences are a very broad area encompassing subjects… Read more

A Master of Arts in Social Sciences can be the key to a variety of high-powered careers. This flexible degree gives you the skills you need to pursue a future in criminology, social work, politics and many other exciting areas.

What is an MA in Social Sciences? This topic of study encompasses a number of different specialties. The social sciences are a very broad area encompassing subjects as diverse as anthropology, sociology and urban studies. Anything that involves the study of human beings and their social behavior is part of this field. As part of an MA program in social sciences, you will have the opportunity to specialize in global analysis, contemporary theories of social science, psychology or women’s studies, to name just a few options. The MA program normally concludes with an in-depth thesis on an individually chosen topic of interest.

There are many benefits to earning a Master of Arts in Social Sciences. If you plan to go on to a PhD program in one of the social sciences, this degree can give you the foundation for more detailed studies. Many graduates find high-paying careers in politics, social research, demographics and other such fields.

An MA in Social Sciences doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive. While costs vary from school to school, there are many accelerated programs and work-study programs that enable students to meet their financial needs.

After earning an MA in Social Sciences, you can look forward to a broad selection of career options. Some graduates become teachers or go on to pursue further study in the academic world while other graduates work for non-governmental organizations, international aid groups, security organizations and other prestigious employers. This program of study gives you critical thinking skills and a global perspective that can pay off many times over in today’s competitive job market.

You can start pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Sciences today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Social Media and Society trains you to critically engage with the profound societal changes that social media bring about, with hands-on experience with analysis of ... +

The MA in Social Media and Society trains you to critically engage with the profound societal changes that social media bring about, with hands-on experience with analysis of social media data. The internship familiarizes yourself with the job market and kick-starts your career. Acquired skills include cutting-edge knowledge of social media, social media analysis, profound insights in social media use, excellent communication and writing skills, social media management skills, and entrepreneurial skills. -
MA
Full-time
18 months
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
University of Sussex Online
London, United Kingdom

Taught 100% online, this flexible course offers you the opportunity to study Sussex’s Media, Ethics and Social Change MA from wherever you are in the world. Designed for profe ... +

Taught 100% online, this flexible course offers you the opportunity to study Sussex’s Media, Ethics and Social Change MA from wherever you are in the world. Designed for professionals striving to progress their career and make a real impact, you’ll graduate with the confidence to lead change and challenge the status quo. -
MA
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Online
 
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences. It is based on a cohort le ... +

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences. It is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, and collaboration. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 

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The New School
New York, USA

Through the Liberal Studies program, you will critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time. The MA in Liberal Studies offers practical writing tools ... +

Through the Liberal Studies program, you will critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time. The MA in Liberal Studies offers practical writing tools and guided in-depth study in cross-disciplinary courses taught by renowned faculty, who share the values of rigorous critical inquiry and thoughtful expression. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master ... +

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses, and humanitarian crises. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 15 months
English
Campus
 
University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Pittsburgh, USA

The Master of Arts degree in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) is for the emerging educational scholar interested in the fundamental role that education play ... +

The Master of Arts degree in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) is for the emerging educational scholar interested in the fundamental role that education plays in society. Under the guidance of senior faculty, SCAE students use the tools of the social sciences and humanities to study fundamental issues in education, such as equity, justice, school reform, and educational change. SCAE is a unique combination of two educational fields of study -- Comparative Education and Social Foundations of Education – that brings together a faculty with diverse interests in educational change and improvement. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 semesters
English
Campus
 
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland

Health and wellbeing are critical issues in society and our MA in Health and Society is an innovative interdisciplinary programme that addresses the impact of health across th ... +

Health and wellbeing are critical issues in society and our MA in Health and Society is an innovative interdisciplinary programme that addresses the impact of health across the breadth of society both local and global. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
12 Sep 2022
15 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s ... +

The online master’s of teaching middle grades from Campbellsville University was designed for those who wish to transition into a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies? ... +

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies? Recent political shifts in Muslim majority countries have put Muslim minorities in the spotlight and impacted upon their relationship with their host societies. This programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

KU Leuven's Master of Society, Law and Religion was started in response to the growing salience of the interaction of society, law, and religion in our multi-religious and yet ... +

KU Leuven's Master of Society, Law and Religion was started in response to the growing salience of the interaction of society, law, and religion in our multi-religious and yet highly secularised global world. The program provides a unique introduction to the strategic area of society, law, and religion and brings you in contact with outstanding international experts in the field. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Leeds, Faculty of Social Sciences
Leeds, United Kingdom

This interdisciplinary programme will allow you to benefit from the expertise of both the School of Sociology and Social Policy and the School of Media and Communication, enab ... +

This interdisciplinary programme will allow you to benefit from the expertise of both the School of Sociology and Social Policy and the School of Media and Communication, enabling you to gain an in-depth understanding of key issues, debates and theoretical perspectives, and to critically analyse the relationship between culture, media and society. Taught by leading researchers in the field, this programme covers key issues and concepts such as media and social media; consumption; audiences; representation; globalisation; migration and place; tourism; inequality; creative work and material culture. Through its grounding in sociological approaches to the study of culture and media, a concern with questions of power, inequality and identity will be threaded through the course, enabling you to think critically about the relationship between gender, class, race and ethnicity, and the cultural realm. In addition to developing specialist knowledge in the field, you will also acquire key transferable skills in research, communication, analytical skills, self-management and group working, which will open up a range of career pathways within the media and creative industries and beyond. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Fachhochschule Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Salzburg, Austria +1 More

Globalization, extremism, new forms of communication: the constant change in our society inevitably brings with it new challenges. It is important to react to these with solut ... +

Globalization, extremism, new forms of communication: the constant change in our society inevitably brings with it new challenges. It is important to react to these with solution-oriented approaches that are as flexible as they are creative. Become an expert in leading positions in the social sector in the Social Innovation master's program and actively shape the social future! -
MA
Part-time
4 semesters
German
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Claremont Graduate University School of Educational Studies
Claremont, USA

Community-engaged education bridges the divide between academia (PK–16) and activism by exploring how schools and communities can partner with one another for mutual benefit. ... +

Community-engaged education bridges the divide between academia (PK–16) and activism by exploring how schools and communities can partner with one another for mutual benefit. The Master of Arts program in Community-Engaged Education & Social Change trains educators who understand the critical intersections across learning, teaching, and the local community. Designed for students interested in nonprofit, educational, and public-service careers, this experiential degree program allows you to participate in community-campus partnerships to exercise alternative and critical pedagogies. The program’s unique curriculum offers opportunities for important self-reflection and newfound awareness of local knowledge, assets, and alternative education projects. The program also examines the current scholarship on the process of community-building and social change through texts, guest speakers, and community internships. -
MA
English
 
Institute for Humane Education
Surry, USA

The M.A. in Humane Education is recommended for non-classroom educators and social justice, animal protection, and environmental advocates who wish to work outside of school s ... +

The M.A. in Humane Education is recommended for non-classroom educators and social justice, animal protection, and environmental advocates who wish to work outside of school settings. M.A. coursework enables students to raise awareness and educate effectively about the interconnected issues that affect people, animals, and the environment, focusing on bringing about long-term, systemic change. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Concordia University and John Molson School of Business
Montreal, Canada

The MA in Child Studies investigates child cognition, emotion, social functioning, language, literacy, numeracy, moral development, special needs learners, and play. Education ... +

The MA in Child Studies investigates child cognition, emotion, social functioning, language, literacy, numeracy, moral development, special needs learners, and play. Education researchers also consider the critical role that families, peers, teachers, schools, inclusive practices, communities and culture play in development. -
MA
English
Campus