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The MSc, or Master of Science, is an internationally recognized academic degree that indicates proficiency and knowledge of a given topic or field. Most MSc programs take about four years to finish, after which some join the workforce while others continue on in the classroom. 

Top Master of Science Programs in Social Sciences in Sweden 2019

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Linköping University

During your first year, you gain perspectives on the philosophy of social science, primers in the science of human decision-making, and frameworks for connecting individu ... [+]

How do ideas spread? How do cities become segregated? The programme prepares you to harness complex data and advanced computational tools to address these and other important social questions.

Using statistical and computational methods to understand society and human behaviour

The increasing integration of technology into our lives has created unprecedented volumes of data on everyday social behaviour. Troves of detailed social data related to choices, affiliations, preferences and interests are now digitally archived by internet service providers, media companies, other private-sector firms, and governments. New computational approaches based on machine learning, agent-based modelling, natural language processing, and network science have made it possible to analyse these data in ways previously unimaginable.... [-]

Sweden Linköping
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

This two-year interdisciplinary Master's programme focuses on international development and management. In recognition of the complexity of development issues at hand, th ... [+]

LUMID is a two-year interdisciplinary programme focusing on international development and management. In recognition of the complexity of development issues at hand, the programme welcomes lecturers and students from various disciplines (including engineering, natural sciences, medicine and humanities in addition to social science).

The programme offers students a unique combination of theoretical knowledge, applied research methods and management tools and skills pertaining to a range of current development areas and challenges. These different aspects of international development research and practice are being integrated through programme courses, internships, fieldwork research and complementary initiatives, such as the Development Practitioners Seminar and the alumni network, giving LUMID an edge over other Master’s programmes in the same field.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

This Master's programme in European Affairs offers a unique combination of courses, covering topics such as European governance, EU law, EU negotiations, Europe and inter ... [+]

As the first European Affairs programme in Sweden (established in 1994), we offer a unique combination of courses, covering such topics as European governance, EU law, EU negotiations, Europe and international political economy and the EU common foreign and security policy. In addition to getting a theoretical understanding of the topic, we also enable you to bridge theory to practice by taking the opportunity to do a 10-week internship course at an organisation of your choice. Students currently enrolled in the programme have internships at the European Commission and in various organisations involved in consultation efforts and lobbying activities in Brussels.

In addition to being part of a dynamic and international student group, you will be taught by teachers who are active researchers in their own fields of expertise. They are also highly-trained educators who utilise modern teaching strategies and assessment techniques. Many of the teachers have experience working as practitioners with European integration issues.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

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 ... [+]

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 learn about the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In addition, our educational programme offers opportunities for personal development, giving our students the necessary training and support to be successful in their careers after their graduation from Lund University.

In 2009, CMES was selected by the Swedish government 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 an international centre for research, education and public outreach focusing on the Middle East and North Africa.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

This Masters programme provides specialisation and breadth in the field of psychology. The aim of the programme is to provide you with a Master’s degree firmly based on c ... [+]

The Master of Science Programme in Psychology comprises a total of 120 higher education credits, including a Master’s thesis of 30 credits. The programme provides specialisation and breadth in the field of psychology. The aim of the programme is to provide you with a Master’s degree firmly based on current research and to offer broad career opportunities.

Within the programme, you have the possibility of selecting courses of your own interest. Please note that the programme does not lead to a licence as a clinical psychologist.

The first semester focuses on theoretical and practical tools for psychology. The students get a grounding in the philosophy of psychology and cognitive science, which encompasses both current areas like embodied and extended cognition as well as the enduring questions about free will, consciousness and the role of folk psychology. Students participate in day labs with prominent researchers in different subfields, getting hands-on experience with the range of research methods used in the department. Students will also learn advanced methods and statistics, including Bayesian statistics.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

The MSc in Social Anthropology provides students with a strongly research-based Master’s degree. The programme combines deep subject knowledge with broadened perspectives ... [+]

The MSc in Social Anthropology provides students with a strongly research-based Master’s degree. The programme combines deep subject knowledge with broadened perspectives and links with wider society. The MSc in Social Anthropology applies deep and broad perspectives to an understanding of social communities and culture as a coherent whole. The programme provides specialisation in the scholarly approach that is fundamental to students aiming to pursue PhD studies but which is also of considerable value for advanced work as a policy or operational officer in organisations and activities at different levels. Furthermore, the programme provides students with broadened theoretical perspectives, expanded knowledge of qualitative methodology, skills to adapt to a changing working life and the ability to contribute to development in society and working life.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

With a unique combination of perspectives from political science, social work, sociology and economics, this programme provides you with a broad range of knowledge and sk ... [+]

With a unique combination of perspectives from political science, social work, sociology and economics, this programme provides you with a broad range of knowledge and skills intended for the management and administration of welfare services. The courses are based on a comparative approach, highlighting differences and similarities across countries, administrative levels and policy areas, including a European Union perspective. In addition to being active researchers in their own field of expertise, our teachers have undergone educational training and make use of modern teaching and assessment techniques. We also bring practitioners into our courses and make visits to different types of agencies involved in the production of welfare services.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

This transdisciplinary programme aims to provide our students with advanced knowledge about current issues in Asia. Students gain expertise in contemporary Asian societie ... [+]

The Master’s programme in Asian Studies at Lund University is a popular programme and our students appreciate the truly international milieu with fellow students from a great number of nations and teachers who are established experts on Asia in different disciplines in the social sciences.

The aim of this transdisciplinary programme is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about current issues in Asia. Students gain expertise in contemporary Asian societies and are able to specialise based on the regional, thematic and disciplinary focus they choose. Most of our students carry out fieldwork in an Asian country of their choice. The students have the option of taking our applied fieldwork course at one of our partner universities in Asia.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

The Master of Science Programme in Sociology of Law is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at introducing students to the study of law, legal institutions and legal beha ... [+]

The Master of Science Programme in Sociology of Law is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at introducing students to the study of law, legal institutions and legal behaviour in a social context. It offers an advanced overview of the sociology of law with the possibility of specialisation in socio-legal areas, such as criminal justice, criminology, legal cultures, human rights, the legal profession, governance, law and gender, law and globalisation and regulation.

The objective of the programme is to increase the students’ knowledge of how the law and legal institutions work at the national and transnational levels and how they impact the everyday life of ordinary citizens. The programme will provide the students with the skills they need to critically examine, analyse and evaluate the interplay between socio-legal theory and practice, explore legal developments, and study implementation problems at the national, international and global levels.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

The major objective of this interdisciplinary social science programme is to improve your ability to critically examine, evaluate and discuss the field's most important t ... [+]

The Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender is an interdisciplinary social science Master’s programme that aims to provide you with the core elements through which current gender theories and research, in dialogue with established academic disciplines, have contributed to the understanding of broader social processes. The major objective of the programme is to improve your ability to critically examine, evaluate and discuss the field's most important theoretical perspectives and research results. With these skills in social science and gender analysis, you will be able to formulate and analyse interconnections between theory and practice concerning gender, class, ethnicity and sexuality.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

The objective of this programme is to provide you with background knowledge and practical skills to understand, assess and work in development-related fields, whether in ... [+]

The Master of Science in Development Studies is an interdisciplinary social science Master’s programme focusing on problems of poverty and development. The objective of the programme is to provide you with background knowledge and practical skills to understand, assess and work in development-related fields, whether in direct poverty reduction or in other aspects of social, economic and institutional development. You will acquire a critical social science approach and will conduct your own research within the context of the Master’s thesis. You will be trained in various social science methods, both qualitative and quantitative. You will also gain general skills like problem-solving, working in teams, cultural understanding, writing independent reports as well as conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

The Master's programme in Sociology enables you to develop critical thinking, analytical skills and the ability to conduct societal analysis, as well as to acquire specia ... [+]

The MSc in Sociology prepares students for PhD studies in Sociology as well as for advanced professional work in sociological inquiries and community planning. The programme allows students considerable freedom to select courses according to interest and future needs. The programme enables students to develop critical thinking, analytical skills and ability to conduct societal analysis, as well as to acquire specialised knowledge of sociology. On completion of the programme, students are awarded a degree of Master of Science (120 credits) specialising in Sociology.

In the programme, the students will acquire:

Knowledge and understanding of sociology, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge of certain areas of the field as well as specialised insight into current research and development work specialised knowledge of research methods in sociology the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge, and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information the ability to identify and formulate research questions critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity Programme modules/courses ... [-]
Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Jönköping University

The master programme Occupational Therapy is a part-time Web-based distance program, taught completely online. ... [+]

The master programme Occupational Therapy is a part-time Web-based distance programme, taught completely online.

Occupational Therapy is a part-time, web-based programme that is run as both a one-year master's degree (60 credits) and 2-year master's degree (120 credits). Both the one-year and two-year programmes are taught at a 50 percent rate of study, i.e., the 1-year programme takes 2 years to complete; the 2-year programme takes 4 years.

Since the programme is web-based there are no scheduled lectures on campus. This means that you will take part in the programme from your home country. The modules are distributed via the Internet using the web platform, Ping Pong. Internet access with a bandwidth sufficient for watching streaming video is required (recommended minimum download speed 1 Mbps). The programme is conducted and examined in English. ... [-]

Sweden Jönköping
September 2019
Part-time
1 year
Online
Linnaeus University

The programme will give you a deeper understanding of people and their interaction in professional life. ... [+]

Do you want to learn more about people at work?

The programme will give you a deeper understanding of people and their interaction in professional life.

The programme targets national and international students with a bachelors degree and 90 credits in psychology, with an interest to specialize in one of the most important areas in modern applied psychology. A Master in Work and Organizational Psychology opens up opportunities for employment in a wide range of private and public organizations.

The programme contains elements of relevant practical activities, that is, the student interacts with private or public organizations in the community. The thesis research problem should have a clear link between work and organizational psychology.... [-]

Sweden Teleborg
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Linnaeus University

In Peace and Development Work, you study the relationship between poverty, conflicts and sustainable development as well as political room for maneuver for change. ... [+]

In Peace and Development Work, you study the relationship between poverty, conflicts and sustainable development as well as political room for maneuver for change.

Peace and Development Work is for students who are looking for a specialization in issues linked to peace, development and international development co-operation. We focus on current research concerning development as well as the practical work carried out by international institutions, non-governmental organizations, and social movements.

As a Master student, and in writing your final thesis, you have the possibility to work together with an organization or to conduct a field study in a developing country. The interdisciplinary approach of the programme - where we also discuss how development issues can be solved in real politics - allows us to keep a close connection with people who are employed within our field and to learn from them. Moreover, most of our teachers have long experience of working with peace and development in developing countries.... [-]

Sweden Teleborg
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus