Master of Science Degrees in Social Sciences

Compare 307 MSc Programs in Social Sciences

A Master of Science degree is one of the most popular options for post-graduate study in the world. Thousands of students are taking these courses of study in order to enhance their resumes, build their skills, and gain a deeper understanding of their chosen field. There are many different fields that a master’s degree can be gained in, but one popular choice is social sciences.

What is an MSc in Social Sciences? These degrees involve a wide field that concerns the study of human behavior and institutions. It can include subject areas such as psychology, family studies, human services, education, geography, social research, management, and public health. It can involve specific regions, such as the Atlantic or Europe, or it can discuss more general ideas that apply across the globe. Courses can cover a variety of subjects and come in several different formats.

One of the many advantages of taking a Master of Science in Social Sciences is that it provides valuable information and knowledge students will need as they continue into their future careers, allowing them to expand their competency and skill set. In addition, a master’s degree helps to burnish a graduate’s credentials and give them an edge when searching for a job.

The cost of a master’s degree in social sciences can vary widely depending on a variety of different factors. These can include considerations such as the country where the school is located, any transfer credits that the student may have earned, and the structure of an individual program. Students should carefully research the schools they are interested in.

Many different jobs are available to those with a Master in Social Sciences. These can include psychologist, social worker, emergency preparedness consultant, human resources manager, analyst, or economist. The possibilities are almost limitless.

If you are interested in getting a Master of Science in Social Sciences, start today. 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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MSc in Psychology

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months September 2018 USA New York Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Cyprus Online + 25 more

This unique course encourages sophisticated critical appraisal of current key debates in applied psychology. By completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate critical evaluation of Psychology’s contribution to human performance and well-being in different applied contexts and also develop advanced research skills in applied psychology. [+]

MSc Psychology

This unique course encourages sophisticated critical appraisal of current key debates in applied psychology. By completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate critical evaluation of Psychology’s contribution to human performance and well-being in different applied contexts and also develop advanced research skills in applied psychology.

This course applies to a broad range of sectors and is designed for anyone wishing to understand more about the underpinning psychological research and mechanisms for employees, organisations and business practices.

Learning Outcomes Sophisticated critical awareness of key theories and methods in applied psychology, Deep critical understanding of how Psychology can be applied in real-world contexts. Advanced knowledge of research methods and statistics in applied psychology. Ability to appraise the efficacy of different interventions to promote psychological well-being and performance. Comparison, evaluation and application of theoretical perspectives in applied psychology. Generation of hypotheses and research questions. Translation of theory into professional practice and applied research. Application of psychological research methods to a novel research topic. Planning and execution of an original piece of research. Ability to identify and address ethical and professional issues in applied psychology. Sensitivity to contextual and interpersonal factors. Demonstrating an independent and flexible approach to learning. Fees ... [-]

MSc in Organizational Psychology

Unicaf University (MW)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months Open Enrollment USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Cyprus Online + 27 more

Psychology and human behavior at the workplace is becoming increasingly important for any organization. This Master’s degree is suitable, among others, for working professionals in big organizations and for all those who want to understand how human interaction affects the working environment. [+]

Psychology and human behavior at the workplace is becoming increasingly important for any organization. This Master’s degree is suitable, among others, for working professionals in big organizations and for all those who want to understand how human interaction affects the working environment.

The MSc in Organizational Psychology provides students with the necessary psychological concepts and theories while aiming at developing a number of key skills such as evaluative, research, interpersonal and analytical skills. Psychology theories are taught on how to be applied at work and thus learn how to understand the human resources of the organization.

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MSc in Political Science

Suffolk University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Boston

The Suffolk Master of Science in Political Science leads the way in programs focused on professional politics and international relations. Classes take place just steps from the Massachusetts State House, national think tanks, and security agencies, so students get up close and personal with political processes and policymaking. [+]

The Suffolk Master of Science in Political Science leads the way in programs focused on professional politics and international relations. Classes take place just steps from the Massachusetts State House, national think tanks, and security agencies, so students get up close and personal with political processes and policymaking.

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Extended MSc International Business

Ulster University, London & Birmingham Campuses
Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham + 1 more

The Extended MSc International Business integrates the Graduate Certificate programme with our standard MSc International Business programme to allow entry for students with qualifications equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary). [+]

Extended MSc in International Business (Pre-Masters)

Level of study: Pre-Masters

Tuition fees 2017/18:

UK/EU – £6,500 International – £14,500 (London), £12,750 (Birmingham)

Entry requirements: A third class, pass or ordinary degree, or equivalent

English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent

Mode of study: Full-time classroom - daytime, or evening and weekend options (subject to eligibility)

Duration: 16 months

Assessment method: Coursework (may include class tests)

Student finance: Available

Locations: London and Birmingham

Start dates: January, May, September

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MSc Occupational Psychology

Sheffield University Management School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Sheffield

Developing skills for a career in enhancing organisational and personal effectiveness, our renowned MSc in Occupational Psychology not only equips you with the practical skills necessary for becoming an occupational psychologist; it is also accredited by ... [+]

Developing skills for a career in enhancing organisational and personal effectiveness, our renowned MSc in Occupational Psychology not only equips you with the practical skills necessary for becoming an occupational psychologist; it is also accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).Taught by academics at the world-leading Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) – home to one of the largest groups of organisational psychology experts in Europe – students on this 12 month MSc discover a programme that is both participative and interactive. We have a commitment to increasing understanding of occupational well-being and effectiveness and identifying factors leading to their enhancement.The IWP works with a range of public and private sector organisations and acts as an advisory body to practitioners, professional bodies and policy-makers. You benefit from being part of its dynamic research culture which is embedded in the teaching, complemented by established links with organisations and a supportive community of passionate, committed staff.The CourseOur MSc in Occupational Psychology has been running since 1975 and boasts an international reputation. It is taught full-time from autumn to spring, through a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning and web-based discussion groups. This taught period is followed by a dissertation where students conduct a research project within an organisation over the summer, providing real-world experience within a company. Students are assessed through individual assignments, group projects, examinations and an organisational project.Project opportunities can be generated by students or through IWP’s business... [-]


Master of Science in Leadership and Organisational Psychology

BI Norwegian Business School
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Oslo

The Master of Science programme in Leadership and Organisational Psychology will provide you with the required education to implement and lead such processes in organisations, thereby contributing to organisational effectiveness. [+]

Why Choose Master of Science in Leadership and Organisational Psychology?

Businesses today must recruit, retain, develop, and reward employees and provide an environment in which they will perform their best. Strategic workforce planning improves business value and makes it possible for companies and organisations to reach their goals.

The Master of Science programme in Leadership and Organisational Psychology will provide you with the required education to implement and lead such processes in organisations, thereby contributing to organisational effectiveness.

What Will You Learn?

The purpose of the programme is to provide the best possible education and environment for the development of knowledgeable and socially responsible HR-professionals for a variety of companies. You will gain a thorough understanding of theory and research in the area of leadership and organisational behaviour. You will develop skills in applying this knowledge to real-life organisational challenges, and identify necessary changes for meeting organisational goals and ambitions.Among the most popular topics you will find:... [-]


Master of Science in School Psychology

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Full time September 2018 Puerto Rico Ponce

The Master of Science (MS) in School/Clinical Psychology is a Terminal Master Degree Program that will concomitantly provide students the foundations of the School and Clinical Psychology (S/CP) profession. The program will prepare its graduates to engage in a competent practice of the profession at the Master level. [+]

(with specialization in Neuropsychology or Neuroscience of Learning)

The Master of Science (MS) in School/Clinical Psychology is a Terminal Master Degree Program that will concomitantly provide students the foundations of the School and Clinical Psychology (S/CP) profession. The program will prepare its graduates to engage in a competent practice of the profession at the Master level.

As part of the program, students have an option of completing a concentration in Neuropsychology (NP) or in Neuroscience of Learning (NSL). With this degree, students will be able to seek to license in PR and in most states of USA. They may also pursue doctoral studies in School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology or in Clinical Neuropsychology.... [-]


Business Psychology

Loughborough University School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough + 1 more

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development. [+]

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development.

Taught by experienced researchers and practitioners, students are given in-depth training to equip them to apply psychological theories and research to influence and inform a range of important business decisions and to operate effectively at all levels within organisations.

There is a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking and consultancy skills as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of organisational stakeholders. Students can choose to extend and cement their practical skills by completing a research project that allows them to apply their knowledge to an organisational issue.... [-]


MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology

University of Liverpool Online Programmes
Online Part time 3 - 4 semesters Open Enrollment United Kingdom Liverpool UK Online + 1 more

Enhance your career prospects as an expert and strategist for organisational improvement – an area of growing demand internationally – or prepare yourself for doctoral degree success with this fully online master in organisational and business [+]

Enhance your expertise as a strategist for organisational improvement – an area of growing demand internationally – or prepare yourself for doctoral research with this fully online master’s in organisational and business psychology from a world-class UK University. The programme builds on your work experience, without requiring an undergraduate degree in psychology, balancing practical and research skills and connecting you with a diverse range of working professionals in a dynamic online classroom. Gain the knowledge, skills and cultural sensitivity required to apply psychology as a tool for organisational success and individual well-being in workplaces across the globe.*

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MSc Global Politics

New College of the Humanities
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom London

The MSc Global Politics at NCH London engages clearly with dominant issues of global politics. At programme level, it addresses more specifically the theme of global citizenship. [+]

Our MSc Global Politics

The MSc Global Politics at NCH London engages clearly with dominant issues of global politics. At programme level, it addresses more specifically the theme of global citizenship. The rationale, therefore, is to offer a programme that helps candidates from a variety of backgrounds (pathway undergraduate humanities, early career professionals with sufficient prior qualifications) to develop structured, exploratory, in-depth and applied knowledge of this vibrant field.

This master’s programme can be completed in one year (full-time), or stretched over two years (part-time). International students who require a visa are only eligible to study this programme on a one-year, full-time basis.... [-]


Master in Counseling

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Warrensburg

The Master’s Degree in Counseling (MS Counseling) builds on bachelor’s degrees in a variety of areas. The MS Counseling is designed to prepare professional counselors to work with individuals and groups addressing family, mental health, career and educational issues. [+]

The Master’s Degree in Counseling (MS Counseling) builds on bachelor’s degrees in a variety of areas. The MS Counseling is designed to prepare professional counselors to work with individuals and groups addressing family, mental health, career and educational issues. The degree meets the educational requirements established by the Committee for Professional Counselors needed for licensure as a community counselor (Licensed Professional Counselor).

The program satisfies the educational requirements established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for certification as a Professional School Counselor. Many of our students choose to obtain both school counselor certification and the LPC credential so that they can practice in either a school or community setting. The University of Central Missouri offers fall and spring classes in Lee's Summit.... [-]


Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Applied Social Studies

Trinity College Dublin Online Education
Online Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This level 9 academic postgraduate course, delivered online, aims to provide graduates from all disciplines with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the role that social policies play in developing functioning and just societies. A second year leading to an M.Sc. in Applied Social Studies is available to eligible candidates who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma. [+]

This level 9 academic postgraduate course, delivered online, aims to provide graduates from all disciplines with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the role that social policies play in developing functioning and just societies. A second year leading to an M.Sc. in Applied Social Studies is available to eligible candidates who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma. Students will consider the role of social policy in addressing some of the ‘wicked problems’ that contemporary societies face. Wicked problems are complex interdependent problems such as crime and poverty, which are often resistant to the policy solutions put in place by governments. Students will be exposed to the arguments for developing policy interventions in areas such as social security, health and housing, and the challenges of implementing and changing policy in these areas at a national and global level. Whether you are interested in social work, social policy, social care, or social change this course will provide you with new knowledge and perspectives. The programme attracts individuals from the public, private and community and voluntary sectors who want a sound grasp of the principles that underpin social policy and social service provision. This includes those:... [-]


MSc in National Security and Strategic Studies

The University of the West Indies - Mona School of Business & Management
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Jamaica Kingston + 1 more

The Master in National Security and Strategic Studies serves, not only to complement the professional training of the senior managers of the security sector, but in many instances, provides them with the opportunity of exposure to the rigours of Graduate Studies in a field very applicable to their day to day activities. [+]

The Master in National Security and Strategic Studies serves, not only to complement the professional training of the senior managers of the security sector, but in many instances, provides them with the opportunity of exposure to the rigours of Graduate Studies in a field very applicable to their day to day activities. 

The educational emphasis is placed on a policy oriented approach, as well as on critical examination of the theories and concepts that have influenced regional strategic, defence and anti-crime policies. Particular attention is paid to emerging strategic trends that pose long-term challenges to Caribbean security as a region and individual countries, and raise complex trade-offs for policy makers.... [-]


MSc in European Integration

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

An evening programme about the EU on the doorstep of its main institutions. That’s in a nutshell how we could describe the MSc in European Integration, a 60 ECTS Advanced Master at the VUB's Institute for European Studies, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Brussels. We’ve updated the curriculum in 2017 to offer you the choice to study 2 policy field specialisations, which will be mentioned on your degree. You have the flexibility to obtain this Advanced Master degree in 1 or 2 years. It’s a very international programme and has a balanced classroom mix of young professionals and full-time students. [+]

The EuroMaster is an interdisciplinary programme taught in English geared towards an international range of young and mid-level professionals as well as advanced students from across the political sciences. It provides students with advanced academic training across a wide range of EU policies and concepts in order to gain a thorough understanding of the process of European integration in both its economic and political dimensions.

The Programme operates as a “Master after Master”, requiring students to have strong and consistent marks across a minimum of 4 years of study.

What can I study?

The EuroMaster offers a common core of 4 courses (21 ECTS) on the essential features of European Integration:... [-]


MSc in Business Psychology

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

For students without a BPS accredited degree, MSc Business Psychology offers you the opportunity to study alongside the students of MSc Organisational Psychology and gain a fascinating look at the science of how people and groups behave at work. [+]

For students without a BPS accredited degree, MSc Business Psychology offers you the opportunity to study alongside the students of MSc Organisational Psychology and gain a fascinating look at the science of how people and groups behave at work.

A deeper understanding of organisational psychology is an asset to anyone currently working in the field of social sciences or human resource management, or thinking of studying to become an occupational psychologist.

This course gives people with an appropriate background the theoretical knowledge and practical skills used in organisational psychology to help them develop or change careers.

You learn about Psychological Assessment at Work, Learning, Training and Development, Leadership, Engagement and Motivation, Well-Being and Work, Work Design, Organisational Change and Development, Research Design, Advanced Data Gathering and Analytical Techniques and Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations.... [-]