$close

Filters

See Results

12 Master of Science Degrees in Social Science Studies

The master’s degree comes from medieval Europe, where it was used to indicate an individual could teach a subject to others. This tradition continues today with many institutions requiring at least a Master of Science to teach the sciences. What is an MSc in Social Science Studies? An umbrella term, social science studies can refer to subjects ranging from cultural studies to criminology. Th… Read more

The master’s degree comes from medieval Europe, where it was used to indicate an individual could teach a subject to others. This tradition continues today with many institutions requiring at least a Master of Science to teach the sciences.

What is an MSc in Social Science Studies? An umbrella term, social science studies can refer to subjects ranging from cultural studies to criminology. The term that grew out of an effort to take a more scientific approach to the study of human society. This differentiates it from the so-called hard sciences, which seek to understand the natural world, and the humanities, which are more subjective aspects of localized human culture. Examples of focuses that fall under social science studies include web science, psychological research methods, and sociology.

Social science studies develop the ability to recognize patterns in human behavior, a useful skill for both your career and personal life. These programs generally teach high-level writing and multiple methodology research.

The cost can be very different depending on the country, university, and support fees required by your program. Many institutions have options for students who need financial help to pursue their degrees. You should contact the program you’re interested in for more information.

A master’s degree in a social science generally provides you with open career paths. Where you end up depends largely on whether you’re seeking a job related to your field. Many sales reps have social science studies degrees unrelated to business. A master’s degree in contemporary Indian studies, on the other hand, would be useful to a lawyer specializing in Indian law or a cultural analyst. A social science studies degree is also a strong choice if you have interest in being a teacher or research professor.

Many institutions now provide online classes with part-time and full-time options. Part-time classes typically require less time on a weekly basis, while full-time courses allow you to finish your degree more quickly. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

Read less
Other options within this field of study: 
$format_list_bulleted Filters
Sort by:
  • Recommended Latest Title
  • Recommended
  • Latest
  • Title
University of Hull
Hull, United Kingdom

These postgraduate programmes aim to create highly sought-after researchers who are ready to apply their advanced knowledge and practical skills in the workplace or in further ... +

These postgraduate programmes aim to create highly sought-after researchers who are ready to apply their advanced knowledge and practical skills in the workplace or in further research. You will learn how to collect, analyse and interpret social data and become skilled in interview techniques, surveys, problem-solving, communication skills and the latest industry software. Students examine issues from across the social sciences and are introduced to both quantitative and qualitative research methods before having the option of specialising. During the programme, you will research real-world issues, for example evaluating local health care services, predicting voting behaviour during elections or researching the impact of Hull’s year as the 2017 UK City of Culture on local people. Taught by experienced researchers who are experts in their fields, the interesting and varied curriculum will be delivered through an enquiry-based approach to teaching including small-group work, tutorials, workshops and independent study. It was designed with input from industry experts, former students and leading academics to ensure that it meets the demands of the modern social research industry. Students will be provided with a high level of academic support across the programme. Where possible, all modules will be taught on one specific day (currently Thursdays) to accommodate part-time and working students. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

The Master of Science in Social Scientific Data Analysis will prepare you to become a professional researcher/social scientific data analyst with a specialisation on the resea ... +

The Master of Science in Social Scientific Data Analysis will prepare you to become a professional researcher/social scientific data analyst with a specialisation on the research process and research methodology. Coursework involves extensive and intensive training in the process of conducting social research, research design, methodology, qualitative and quantitative methods (students are taught to programme using state-of-the-art statistical software ’R’), as well as applied theory, theory building, and a range of interdisciplinary theories. As a graduate, you will be well suited for two complementary job markets: as data analysts, researchers, and research project managers within the private and public spheres, and civil society, as well as PhD candidateships within academia. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Taught by internationally renowned leaders in ageing, our online MSc Global Ageing will give you a world-class education in social gerontology and ageing studies.

Taught by internationally renowned leaders in ageing, our online MSc Global Ageing will give you a world-class education in social gerontology and ageing studies. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
Online
 

Earn a scholarship worth up to $10,000

Discover the options our scholarship can give you.
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

Challenge conventional views on children and childhood. This master’s program is interdisciplinary and focuses on the critical study of questions related to children and child ... +

Challenge conventional views on children and childhood. This master’s program is interdisciplinary and focuses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Taught by a team with national leading teaching quality metrics and nationally and internationally recognised research, the MSc Social Research combines the philosophical and ... +

Taught by a team with national leading teaching quality metrics and nationally and internationally recognised research, the MSc Social Research combines the philosophical and methodological foundations for social research with advanced methods training. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

The MSc in Conflict, Territories, and Identities focuses on the interplay between (inter)national conflicts and the identities and borders in the minds of people. Learn to loo ... +

The MSc in Conflict, Territories, and Identities focuses on the interplay between (inter)national conflicts and the identities and borders in the minds of people. Learn to look beyond the violent conflict itself by also paying attention to practices of post-conflict reconstruction. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Mar 2022
Campus
 
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

The Master in Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies teaches the roots of modern welfare states, the manifold effects they have on societies, and the main pressures and ... +

The Master in Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies teaches the roots of modern welfare states, the manifold effects they have on societies, and the main pressures and challenges they face in an aging, globalizing, migrating and robotizing world. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Danish
01 Sep 2022
01 Mar 2022
Campus
 
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

The MSc in Social Data Analytics equips students with a range of social scientific, computational, informational, statistical, and visual analytics skills, for the analysis of ... +

The MSc in Social Data Analytics equips students with a range of social scientific, computational, informational, statistical, and visual analytics skills, for the analysis of large or complex data that arise from human interaction. Students will receive training in sociological analysis, as well as core coding and programming skills, allowing them to avail of emergent technologies to manage real-world challenges, and conduct informed decision making. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York, USA

In this flexible-credit master of science program, you will learn advanced quantitative research techniques and apply them to critical policy issues across the social, behavio ... +

In this flexible-credit master of science program, you will learn advanced quantitative research techniques and apply them to critical policy issues across the social, behavioral, and health sciences, preparing for a career as an applied statistician or data scientist or for doctoral study. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
English
Oct 2022
02 Feb 2022
Campus
 
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, USA

The MS in Social Data Analytics and Research endows students with a clear understanding of the processes involved in the creation, assembly, analysis, and interpretation of so ... +

The MS in Social Data Analytics and Research endows students with a clear understanding of the processes involved in the creation, assembly, analysis, and interpretation of social science data. The MS in Social Data Analytics and Research orients itself to students wanting to apply social science concepts, principles, and methods to a broad range of questions in research-related and other professional engagements in government, nonprofit, and private sector settings that rely on social data for answers. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
HEC Paris School of Management
Paris, France

HEC Paris MSc Sustainability & Social Innovation is an exclusive program designed for high potential students aspiring to become influential change-makers and build more s ... +

HEC Paris MSc Sustainability & Social Innovation is an exclusive program designed for high potential students aspiring to become influential change-makers and build more sustainable business models in today’s economies. Students will be taught by experts in their field of management, most of whom are members of the Centre of Research on Society and Organisation within HEC. -
MSc
Full-time
10 months
English
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Social statistics and social research provide policymakers, academics and others with valuable insights into the behaviour of people. This Masters course will give you an unde ... +

Social statistics and social research provide policymakers, academics and others with valuable insights into the behaviour of people. This Masters course will give you an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on quantitative methods and social statistics. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus