M.A. in Social Sciences in Sweden

Find MA Degrees in Social Sciences in Sweden 2018

Social Sciences

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

Courses in the social sciences prepare students to engage within human society. Through courses such as economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, students may gain a better understanding of how the world around them works.

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Øresund. Sweden is a developed post-industrial society with an advanced welfare state. The standard of living and life expectancy rank among the highest in the world.

Top Master of Art Programs in Social Sciences in Sweden 2018

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MA in Ethnic and Migration Studies

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Linköping

Addressing some of the most challenging issues in today’s world, this new programme relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, and to systems of domination and resistance movements. You learn to analyse the causes of migration, as well as its consequences for emerging formations of race, gender, labour, citizenship, healthcare, welfare and culture. [+]

Addressing some of the most challenging issues in today’s world, this new programme relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, and to systems of domination and resistance movements. You learn to analyse the causes of migration, as well as its consequences for emerging formations of race, gender, labour, citizenship, healthcare, welfare and culture.

The master’s programme relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, and to systems of domination and resistance movements. The programme is interdisciplinary, integrating the humanities and the social sciences, and animated by a commitment to critical, innovative and useful approaches to issues and problems within the broad field of ethnic and migration studies.... [-]


MA in Literature – Culture – Media, Scandinavian Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The aim of this Master's programme is to strengthen your historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. You can choose between several specialisations. [+]

Programme overview

The aim of this programme is to strengthen students' historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. Students can choose between a specialisation in English, French, General, German, Russian, Spanish or Yiddish Literature, or Scandinavian Studies. There are theoretical courses focused on aesthetic and cultural topics of a general nature, as well as courses focused on specific literary genres, themes or historical periods. Critical attention is also given to the many forms in which literature enters the media and the public arena in contemporary society. The final examination takes the form of a Master’s thesis.... [-]


MA in Middle Eastern Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The international and interdisciplinary Master’s programme in Middle Eastern Studies at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) in Lund offers you an opportunity to become an expert on the Middle East. [+]

Programme overview

The two-year international interdisciplinary Master’s programme in Middle Eastern Studies at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) in Lund offers highly qualified students an opportunity to become experts on the Middle East. In addition, our education offers opportunities for personal development, giving our students the necessary training and support to be successful in their careers after Lund.

CMES was selected in 2009 to initiate the research programme The Middle East in the Contemporary World as part of the Swedish Research Council’s strategic research areas. Since then, CMES has rapidly expanded into a truly international centre for research, public information and cultural events focusing on the Middle East.... [-]


MA in European Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

This is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme with a unique perspective on Europe. Our focus is on culture, identity, communication and history, in combination with theoretical sophistication and career pragmatism. [+]

Programme overview

This is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme with a unique perspective on Europe. Our focus is on culture, identity, communication and history, in combination with theoretical sophistication and career pragmatism. Academically, the programme benefits from the presence of the Centre for European Studies, a research-focused network across the Lund University. The lectures are given by qualified lecturers with exemplary research and teaching records, as well as by guest speakers from both academia and industry. Thus, our programme offers a solid theoretical foundation for the study of European culture, identity and politics. Furthermore, it develops students’ practical skills through a project management course and the possibility of going on an internship.... [-]


MA in Applied Cultural Analysis

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

This Joint Master's programme emphasises the use of ethnography and cultural analysis to help organisations, businesses and municipal and community-based actors to develop their services, products and public outreach programmes. [+]

Programme overview

Applied cultural analysis is a multi-disciplinary field of work and study that is heavily influenced by cultural theoretical perspectives and ethnographic methods coming from disciplines of study such as anthropology, ethnology and public folklore. It emphasises the teaching and implementation of strategies of collaborative engagement between university-trained scholars, and actors beyond the university system.

The programme aims to develop and deepen students’ knowledge and skills within the field of applied cultural analysis.It emphasises the use of ethnography and cultural analysis as a means of helping organisations and businesses as well as municipal and community-based actors to develop their services, products and public outreach programmes.It does this while simultaneously working to enable those actors to find solutions to problems they may face as an aspect of their daily activities.... [-]