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A master’s degree is often considered the next step for students who have already earned their bachelor’s degree. A Master of Arts focuses more intensely on a specific field of study or occupation, generally in the humanities. What is an MA in Social Sciences? Students of this degree find their courses focus on making a change in the world around them. Classes typically cover the under… Read more

A master’s degree is often considered the next step for students who have already earned their bachelor’s degree. A Master of Arts focuses more intensely on a specific field of study or occupation, generally in the humanities.

What is an MA in Social Sciences? Students of this degree find their courses focus on making a change in the world around them. Classes typically cover the understanding the structures of society and the ways that citizens fit into that structure, then applying that knowledge to induce positive results. Students usually participate in a mixture of independent study, collaborative projects, and professional networking when pursuing this master’s degree. From social sciences, many students branch out into specialized areas such as gender studies, sociology, and political science.

Students of the social sciences stand to gain a broad range of skills. For example, psychoanalytical skills can provide them with insight into the people around them, improving their interpersonal relationships. The skill of analyzing world events puts students in a better position to educate those around them as to these events’ significance, and the ability to understand the interactions of government and society enables them to promote positive social change.

Costs for earning an MA in Social Sciences vary widely from location to location and program to program. Because so many schools now offer online education, an online choice may have its own variations in cost as well.

As diverse as the field of social sciences is, the career opportunities open to its graduates are equally diverse. Students may choose to become psychotherapists, employing a range of approaches from traditional psychology to spiritual meditation, depending on their area of study. Other students may find themselves becoming anthropologists, using their research into humanity to promote a better future for world citizens. Still other students could become specialists in international relations, turning their knowledge to policy implementation or peacebuilding efforts between nations.

Whether the student prefers online or on-site education, schools around the world offer the chance to earn an MA in Social Sciences. To learn more, 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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Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by means o ... +

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by means of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes psychology, education, sociology, and anthropology. The program is both theory-based and practice-oriented. Courses are based on the latest research in relevant fields, and students are given opportunities to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical situations. Approximately half of the program consists of training, seminars, and field work. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
15 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand

The Program is designed to focus on key issues in policy for population and human development ranging from demography, population aging, migration, resources, and environment ... +

The Program is designed to focus on key issues in policy for population and human development ranging from demography, population aging, migration, resources, and environment relating to population changes, and public policy design. -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2022
31 May 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Swiss School of Higher Education
Montreux, Switzerland

The program of Master of Arts in International Relations allows the student to acquire knowledge and skills in the most relevant matters related to international diplomacy, po ... +

The program of Master of Arts in International Relations allows the student to acquire knowledge and skills in the most relevant matters related to international diplomacy, politics, and economics in order to communicate and cooperate in the most efficient manner with international interlocutors let it be in governmental and non-governmental organizations but also in business as the case may be. -
MA
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Clinical psychology on a psychoanalytic basis is the focus of the master's program in psychology. You will get to know the range of psychological interventions in a practical ... +

Clinical psychology on a psychoanalytic basis is the focus of the master's program in psychology. You will get to know the range of psychological interventions in a practical and research-oriented way. You will deal with all common orientations such as cognitive-behavioral and systemic psychotherapy procedures and in a special way with depth psychology-based and above all psychoanalytic psychotherapy. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 semesters
German
Oct 2022
15 Jul 2022
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - School of Education
San Francisco, USA

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in ... +

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in the community. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia.

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2023
18 Jan 2023
Campus
 
Franklin University Switzerland
Sorengo, Switzerland

Created in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, this MA in Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide both a practical and theoreti ... +

Created in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, this MA in Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide both a practical and theoretical preparation for change-makers, future leaders and the next generation of art professionals. Through a rigorous curriculum and multicultural experience, the program strives towards preparing leaders for today’s international arts and heritage environment. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Aug 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world.

The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

Since the turn of the millennium religious ideas and identities have increasingly shaped national and international politics, especially in the Middle East. This online MA pro ... +

Since the turn of the millennium religious ideas and identities have increasingly shaped national and international politics, especially in the Middle East. This online MA program – led by Prof. Jonathan Fox, one of the world’s foremost experts in the field – provides a unique platform for understanding the role of religion in contemporary politics. We explore the potential of religions to unite and divide societies, to exacerbate conflict, or provide frameworks for peace. Whether you are planning a career in academia, policy research, diplomacy, conflict resolution, or the clergy, or whether you simply have a passion to understand the social forces that shape our world, this program is for you. This two-year, online MA program will provide you with a deep academic grounding in religious and Middle Eastern politics as well as in general political science. The program is taught entirely in English by leading experts. There are approximately six hours of online teaching each week, and the program is open to students anywhere in the world. We consider both religious politics and Middle Eastern politics important topics of study within political science. This program uniquely combines these topics, which include a broad survey of Middle Eastern politics as well as religious politics both in the Middle East and outside of the Middle East. At the same time, we provide courses that cover basic political science theory and methodology. Thus, while this course of study has a unique focus, it will also provide a broad foundation in the general discipline of political science. Bar-Ilan University’s Political Science Department is uniquely situated to provide this course of study. Its faculty is part of a 40+ year tradition of expertise and excellence in religious and Middle Eastern politics and includes world-class researchers and instructors on these topics. The department is also home to premier research centers and projects, which focus on these issues. These include the Religion and State Project, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, the Middle East’s premier national security think tank, and the Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Jewish People. Read more about this degree in this article. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

The Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE) is a genuinely interdisciplinary programme. You get insight into the diversified world from different perspectives suc ... +

The Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE) is a genuinely interdisciplinary programme. You get insight into the diversified world from different perspectives such as religion, conflicts, human interaction, living traditions, and transnationalism. You learn to deal with issues of intercultural interaction, diversity, internationalisation, cultural management, the media and power. In addition to theoretical thinking and research skills, the ICE programme gives you tools for international professional life. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
South Orange, USA

At the School of Diplomacy, students evolve from consumers of information to producers of knowledge — immediately ready to contribute to a variety of fields. Our customizable ... +

At the School of Diplomacy, students evolve from consumers of information to producers of knowledge — immediately ready to contribute to a variety of fields. Our customizable academic program builds essential skills and helps students cultivate a deep understanding of who they are and how they can have a positive impact on the complex, interdependent world they've inherited. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Link Campus University
Rome, Italy

The Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and Diplomatic Sciences’ International Relations program was designed for students interested in a career in diplomacy, cooperation, c ... +

The Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and Diplomatic Sciences’ International Relations program was designed for students interested in a career in diplomacy, cooperation, crisis operations, or private companies working with international relations. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 21st century combines the promise of great progress with the resurgence of old dangers and the emergence of new ones. Those dangers include terrorism, warfare, weapons of ... +

The 21st century combines the promise of great progress with the resurgence of old dangers and the emergence of new ones. Those dangers include terrorism, warfare, weapons of mass destruction, and natural disasters. Some of these dangers are rooted in technology, others in society, and still others in nature itself. Attaining the strategic vision of the UAE will require deep understanding of those threats, and the knowledge and skills to address them. This unique Master’s Program is being offered by Khalifa University’s Institute of International and Civil Security. The Institutes’ mission is to become a leading academic center for supporting research, teaching and policy analysis in the field of security studies. In addition to what takes places inside the classroom, the institute hosts speakers, workshops, events, and works with other institutions- within government, academia, and the private sector – to advance security research, education, training, and policy-making. -
MA
Full-time
30 months
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
King's College London Online
London, United Kingdom

Our International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert, with specialisms in Cyber Security and Espionage & Surveillance Studies, engages with the world’s international security issue ... +

Our International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert, with specialisms in Cyber Security and Espionage & Surveillance Studies, engages with the world’s international security issues with the goal of educating the next generation of leaders in the industry. -
MA
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
Online
 
Unicaf - Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, United Kingdom

The programme is innovative and challenging because it provides a multidisciplinary approach to examining international relations. The programme will critically engage with th ... +

The programme is innovative and challenging because it provides a multidisciplinary approach to examining international relations. The programme will critically engage with theoretical approaches to International Relations in order to better understand the world. To further aid understanding of the world, the programme will critically examine in-depth issues of enduring international significance, including conflict, the role of multilateral institutions, US foreign policy, state-building in the colonial and post-colonial world, and the role of humanitarian actions by state and non-state actors. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Online