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9 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.

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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
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
Sep 2020
Campus
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

This Masters will examine when and why humans develop social relations with other individuals or social groups, and the psychological consequences of these social relations.

This Masters will examine when and why humans develop social relations with other individuals or social groups, and the psychological consequences of these social relations. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
30 Jul 2020
Campus
Linnaeus University
Växjö, Sweden

Many of society’s most pressing problems fall far from the boundaries of traditional disciplinary research and require innovative analysis tools. The program offers a wide ran ... +

Many of society’s most pressing problems fall far from the boundaries of traditional disciplinary research and require innovative analysis tools. The program offers a wide range of methodological training along with the opportunity to specialize in specific societal issues and provides the skills to conduct independent research. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
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
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 2020
Campus
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 2020
Campus
University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Leeds, United Kingdom

Unfortunately, in response to covid-19, this course will be suspended for the academic year 2020/21. If you have an offer for this course, you’ll receive an email about altern ... +

Unfortunately, in response to covid-19, this course will be suspended for the academic year 2020/21. If you have an offer for this course, you’ll receive an email about alternative courses you may want to consider. If you’re a new applicant to the University, you can search for alternative courses starting in the academic year 2020/21. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English (UK)
Sep 2020
Campus
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

On this MSc, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have a particular interest in cultural evolution and language, social ... +

On this MSc, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have a particular interest in cultural evolution and language, social learning and ‘mate choice’. Our staff are also at the forefront of new developments in applying evolutionary principles to address real-world issues. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus

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