A sociology program provides individuals with a profound understanding of social groups and the individuals that they are composed of. Topics and courses regarding history, economics, religion, and psychology may also be required in order to study sociology.
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The MA Cities and Society is a research and training programme designed to identify the constraints, injustices and potentials of cities and urban processes. The degree b
The MA Cities and Society is a research and training programme designed to identify the constraints, injustices and potentials of cities and urban processes. The degree brings together social analysis, activism, and inventive research methods to critically engage with various dimensions of urban work – from policy-making, research and cultural interventions, to the management of social programmes and institutions.
Why study MA Cities and Society at Goldsmiths?
The MA is distinguished by its theoretical rigour, integrity and a focus on experimental empirical research and covers the following disciplines: sociology, geography, anthropology, architecture, cultural studies, history, fine arts, media and communications.
We use research-led teaching to explore the importance of sociological knowledge in understanding cities, urban economics, culture, politics and social justice.
You’ll analyse the organisation of contemporary cities, including the built environment, commerce, housing, culture, political and social infrastructures and explore how distributions of wealth, power and culture in spaces and places are constituted through political, material and social processes.
You’ll investigate the proliferation of technologies, techniques and ideas that change our notions about the use of things and bodies.
We use our location in South East London to explore issues of city-making and urban change through hands-on methodological training.
You’ll be part of a lively community of researchers and urban practitioners at the Centre for Urban and Community Research and will join students who have a range of experiences and interests in communication, management, politics, design and cultural industries.
What you'll study
The Master of Arts in International Social Sciences (MA ISS) is an interdisciplinary study program that prepares students for a career in international social management.
Master of Arts in International Social Sciences
The Master of Arts in International Social Sciences (MA ISS) is an interdisciplinary study program that prepares students for a career in international social management. It allows students to specialise in professional career options such as professional employment as experts in international social management, development cooperation, disaster response and humanitarian aid, planning, management and evaluation of sustainable development projects, working with the rights-based approach in the United Nations human rights system, managing anti-poverty programs with civil society organizations, engagement in non-violent conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation, and active participation in various areas of Global Governance....
Combining its strong academic staff with intellectual diversity, our graduate programs promise their students a wide range of theoretical and methodological training.
Combining its strong academic staff with intellectual diversity, our graduate programs promise their students a wide range of theoretical and methodological training. Boasting some of the leading researchers in the field, our students benefit from rigorous mentorship and small-group seminars in a quasi-informal setting based on the concept of student-centered instruction. Our teaching staff has been educated at some of the leading universities in the world with diverse areas of expertise, including political sociology, comparative historical research, sociology of everyday life, sociology of culture and religion, organizations and economic life, family and social policy, urban studies, and advanced statistical methods. Meanwhile, our academic programs also host some internationally renowned guests to increase its academic and intellectual diversity....
Engage in an International master’s degree in “Social Protection Systems”, which is taught in English and is tuition-free. Improve your analytical skills. Discuss social
The master offers an interdisciplinary and in-depth study of social protection systems that enables successful candidates to enter positions in international organizations, government administration, welfare associations or civil society organisations. The program targets students who want a career in social policy analysis, advocacy or research. Over the course of 4 semesters students learn to analyse, optimize and, if necessary, reorganize existing social protection systems, adapting them to future demographic, economic and social challenges.
Why study with us?
Next to the fact that the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS) is a dynamic and research-driven university and that the Department of Social Security is an interdisciplinary team with great passion for the topic, there are several reasons for studying with us....
Our Master’s program was designed to meet the urgent need for art professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and
PREPARING ARTS PROFESSIONALS FOR THE CULTURAL SECTOR OF THE FUTURE
The cultural world is in a state of rapid transformation due to technological innovation, urbanization, economic globalization, and an increasingly unpredictable sociopolitical landscape. All facets of the arts – practice, organization, leadership, societal relevance, and internationalization (in Europe and beyond) – are affected by this transformation. Utrecht University's Master of Arts and Society will prepare you to operate as a leading figure in the global arts, media, and cultural sectors of the future.
Our Master’s program is designed to meet the urgent need for arts professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. As a student in this program, you will explore, for example, the dynamics and dilemmas within existing mainstream culture and its relationship with a growing number of “alternative” cultural practices, new models of creative production and industry, and the ever-increasing role of the arts in social justice....
Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations
We are always eager to understand persistent social problems including globalization and migration, entrepreneurs and business elites, power relations between men and wom
The Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology of Corvinus University of Budapest
with a specialisation in Global Social Studies
This four-semester Master programme aims to equip students with fresh theoretical perspectives and analytical skills to understand and analyse globally embedded social processes and outcomes. It focuses on the deep understanding of contemporary concepts and theories related to global social change and is designed to teach the students the importance of critical analysis of social processes and problems in a global versus local framework. Relying on both classic and contemporary insights we are going to help you in understanding and professionally interpreting global social change, globalization, population, migration, poverty, internal mechanisms of market society, global hegemony and dominance, the social impact and functioning of corporations, the role of technological development....
Comparative Studies in History and Society (CSHS) combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisciplinary Master of Arts
MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society
The CSHS M.A. program is a two-year degree program with a thesis. Students take courses in the first year, conduct their research, and complete a thesis in the second year. The students identify specific faculty whom they wish to collaborate with on mutually agreed upon research projects. Mirroring the methodological diversity of its faculty, students have utilized a wide range of historical and sociological methods, including case-study and comparative historical approaches, quantitative survey methods, ethnography, archival research, content analysis, and a variety of mixed methods approaches.
The program will help serve the career needs of students in two ways. First, the program will prepare students who wish to continue on to Ph.D. programs in Turkey, Europe and North America. Second, it will train students who interested in research and policy-related positions in governmental, non-governmental and international organizations in Turkey.Students are trained in the fields of historical transformations concerning state and society as well as social inequalities. The courses will prepare students for both future Ph.D. programs and careers in research and policy-related positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations by providing the basic background in the historical analyses of current-day societal Dynamics....
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 analysi
Why do some posts go viral on social media and others do not? How can social media analysis be used in business and policy decisions? How do platforms like Facebook change how we live and do business?
This MA program offers a critical exploration of social media within contemporary networked societies and trains students to work with (big) data in a responsible way. Social media have changed the fabric of everyday life and society. This has had important implications for how we inform ourselves, with whom we connect and in which ways, how we organize our daily lives, and how we perform as citizens. Knowledge of the ways these quickly emerging communication infrastructures are fundamentally transforming society is indispensable. At a time when intensive data-gathering and analysis is key for companies and governments, this MA program’s theoretical approach to social media and their data-driven impact on society helps students in understanding and reflecting on critical issues in order to respond to current societal transformations. From a practical perspective, students are trained to investigate social media data in the context of social, political and economic change....
We live in an age where almost everything of what we do is connected to data. Big data and datafication - the increasing transformation of multiple aspects of everyday li
We live in an age where almost everything of what we do is connected to data. Big data and datafication - the increasing transformation of multiple aspects of everyday lives into digital data - pose great opportunities but also risks for contemporary societies. This new MA course addresses, explores and creatively utilises this transformation. We place an emphasis on current and future technologies and practices such as algorithms, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, data analytics and data mining, the Internet of Things, and others.
This multidisciplinary course brings together media/communication studies and computer science. It combines hands-on and applied approaches with theoretical learning and critical analysis. It will encourage collaboration, creative practice, group work and problem-based learning. You will apply tools and technologies to your own data challenges and projects, including from your existing professional or cultural, political, social and economic environments. The course also features optional modules from a range of disciplines across the University: Media and Communication Studies, Law, Computer Science, Politics and International Relations, Cultural Studies....
The socio-cultural study of sport has become ever more significant. Drawing upon two major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this degree focuses up
The socio-cultural study of sport has become ever more significant. Drawing upon two major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this degree focuses upon the sociology and ethics (philosophy) of sport, distinguishing this from other socio-cultural related sport programmes. The course content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in the assessment that allows students to pursue and develop individual interests. In most cases, students' crafting of these ideas are applied to future career aspirations.
Learning & Teaching
All modules, with the exception of the independent research project (dissertation) module, are 20 credits. Allocated teaching timetabled (contact time) delivery for such modules usually equals a minimum of 30 hours of time supplemented with up to 60 hours of directed study time and 60 hours of independent study time. Contact time is usually made up of lectures, seminars, individual and group tutorials. Specific teaching methods include group discussion, individual reflection, video analysis, reading reviews and fieldwork tasks, make up the seminar tasks and lead lecture content. Student learning is supported through the use of virtual learning environment, Moodle, which provides additional resources to complement the reading lists. All students have access to a personal tutor (normally the programme director)....
This new programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts. You will explore key them
Duration: 2 years
Start of programme: April / October
Mode of Attendance: Online
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.
You will explore the varieties of religious interpretations and practices that have resulted in issues and challenges arising uniquely within different Muslim minority communities and the key themes of:...
The aim of Historical Sociological research is the study of issues of long-term social processes and trends that have a significant impact on contemporary societies and p
The aim of Historical Sociological research is the study of issues of long-term social processes and trends that have a significant impact on contemporary societies and phenomena. The M.A. Historical Sociology cultivates research activities and the education of experts with an emphasis on the specialization of these processes.
Above all, historical sociology deals with problems of modernisation and social change, globalisation trends and influences, integration and disintegration processes, the relationship of continuity and discontinuity, religious and cultural pluralism, linking the global to the local, the identification of the chances and risks of social development, the analysis of conflict situations and the possibility of overcoming them....
The MA History programme Religion and Society focusses on understanding the changing role of religion(s) in society from Antiquity up until the present. Courses deal with
The MA History programme Religion and Society focusses on understanding the changing role of religion(s) in society from Antiquity up until the present. Courses deal with questions such as: what is the relationship between religion, politics and society since Antiquity? How can we understand the gradual separation of Church and State and new forms of worship, dissent and devotion since the western Middle Ages? And what has been the impact of broader processes such as secularisation, globalisation and colonialism?
Specialization: Religion and Society
A long-standing tradition of expertise
The History department of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has a strong tradition in teaching and analyzing the role of religion throughout history. Religion is studied in its societal and political contexts and from a long-term perspective, which makes our program unique. Students are trained in the latest interdisciplinary approaches to study religion, including history, cultural anthropology, archaeology, philology, and digital humanities. They can improve their knowledge, network, and skills by participating in activities of research institutes such as the Amsterdam Centre for Religious History and CLUE+. The program has great societal relevance as topics such as clashes between religion and secularism, the entangled relations between politics and religion and the future of religious heritage are discussed....
The use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco has become a major concern for most governments across the world. This has resulted in increasing international and European collabo
This master's degree is designed for those who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of these drug and alcohol issues, including policies and interventions, within a comparative context. It is relevant to policymakers and practitioners, and to students and researchers working in, associated with, or preparing to enter this field.
Over the course of the programme, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to investigate and analyse drug and alcohol use, problem use, addiction, and their responses, from a multi-disciplinary and cross-national perspective.
The master is being run jointly by four universities: Middlesex University; Aarhus University (Denmark); University del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogardo" (Italy); and Universitas Miguel Hernandez de Elche-Alicante (Spain). With access to a group of European teachers and students, you will have opportunities to share research findings as well as experiences and personal knowledge about your own countries. You will also have the chance to study in partner universities or undertake placements in Europe and international agencies and gain career development through utilising work-based learning approaches and internships....
The preservation and protection of, and public/tourist access to, the world's cultural heritage is has become one of the most challenging and pressing issues for many cou
The M.A. program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage trains graduates to face the most important challenge in the heritage industry today: its long-term viability.
Rome is at the center of debates about global heritage. With major international organizations in the city, as well as the greatest concentration of heritage monuments and works, nowhere in the world provides a better base to prepare a student for a career in this field.
Today, in order to make cultural heritage both sustainable and socially useful it is necessary to recognize the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the heritage spectrum. Those who wish to work with heritage will have to undertake many different responsibilities across many areas of expertise....