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Find Distance learning MSc Programs in Social Sciences in United Kingdom 2019/2020

A Master of Science, or a Master’s degree in Science is an academic degree delivered by Universities in many countries. A Master of Science is a popular choice after completing a Bachelor’s degree.

Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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University of Bath

This course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challen ... [+]

Develop a critical understanding of conflict and humanitarian crisis in this distance learning course. Gain skills in peacebuilding and humanitarian response.

This course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challenges. You will examine in-depth the complexities involved in resolving conflict and promoting peace. Additionally, you will also explore sustainable policy solutions that address the needs of those displaced by conflict and natural disaster.

Drawing on case studies from the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, you will learn how the practical and policy-related challenges of responding to conflict and humanitarian crisis play out in specific contexts.... [-]

United Kingdom Claverton Down
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Part-time
2 years
Online
SOAS University of London

The MSc International Development is a new programme that builds on the established reputation of the Development Studies department. We welcome applications from those w ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Online learning

MSc International Development is a new programme that builds on the established reputation of the Development Studies department. We welcome applications from those who have worked in development, however broadly defined, but also from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in, and understanding of, issues of international development.

International Development is a dynamic field concerned not only with processes of change in the South but of social, economic, political and cultural change in middle-income countries and the Global North. The perspective of International Development analyses these processes as complementary and interdependent and engages the major policy challenges as well as efforts to overcome poverty and insecurity. This programme provides a solid interdisciplinary social science formation in the political economy and sociology of development and develops students’ capacities for independent and critical analysis.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Online
SOAS University of London

This is an online degree that engages critically with the history, politics and practice of humanitarian action. Students take the core module, followed by a selection of ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or part-time

How and where is humanitarian aid given, and how does it interact with the political and military complexities of emergency contexts? How have critiques of humanitarian aid, including from recipients, impacted on humanitarian action? How does South-to-South assistance in emergencies change, challenge or complement the concepts and practice of humanitarianism?

This is an online degree that engages critically with the history, politics and practice of humanitarian action. Students take the core module, followed by a selection of elective modules and a final dissertation.

Why study MSc Humanitarian Action at SOAS? This online degree has been developed to meet the needs of people working or hoping to work, in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs. The online format enables students to study for an MSc degree alongside work, caring or other commitments. The degree brings together a cohort of students from around the world into online discussions, led by a specialist seminar tutor. It builds upon the strengths of the Department of Development Studies in areas of violence, aid and security. The degree draws on research and professional experience from colleagues across SOAS, a university with an international reputation for its work on Africa, Asia and the Middle East. What will you study? ... [-]
United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Online
SOAS University of London

The MSc Global Corporations and Policy (GCP) programme specifically addresses the requirements of those seeking a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Online learning

The MSc Global Corporations and Policy (GCP) programme specifically addresses the requirements of those seeking a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of the role and dynamics of large corporations in the global economy and international affairs. The programme aims to prepare students for a variety of roles in government departments, regulatory agencies, international organisations (such as the OECD or WTO) industry bodies and NGOs and as advisors, managers, researchers or project professionals with multinational corporations, trade unions and advocacy organisations.

The programme has a multi-disciplinary structure and draws on the teaching and research strengths of CISD and of the SOAS departments of International Politics, Law, Economics and area studies (especially of Asia, Africa and the Middle East) as well as a wide range of languages. The programme is delivered by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) in association with the FCO's Diplomatic Academy, using a combination of multi-disciplinary teaching, cutting-edge research and public discussion of diplomacy and international politics in a globalised world. Students will gain an excellent understanding of the development and activities of Multinational Enterprises (MNE) and their regulation from economic and legal perspectives. ... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2020
Part-time
2 years
Online
SOAS University of London

This MSc will give you a thorough grounding in how current development models produce environmental problems, like climate change, which then threaten the objectives of d ... [+]

Overview

Start of programme: October/April

Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning

Duration: MSc/PGDip min. 2 years; PGCert min. 1 year

This MSc will give you a thorough grounding in how current development models produce environmental problems, like climate change, which then threaten the objectives of development.

Through an interdisciplinary perspective which surveys the science of climate change, adaptation and mitigation, you will acquire the knowledge and analytical skills required for critically engaging with and changing development policy and practice.

Building on the subject area knowledge acquired across the core and elective modules, you will study research methods and elaborate a topic for more detailed investigation in the form of a dissertation.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Online
University of the Highlands and Islands

This ground-breaking, internationally acclaimed masters programme offers you a unique opportunity to investigate Gaelic culture – entirely through the language of the Gae ... [+]

What is special about this course?

This ground-breaking, internationally acclaimed masters programme offers you a unique opportunity to investigate Gaelic culture – entirely through the language of the Gaels themselves.

The course gives you the chance to study in-depth the extraordinary transformations affecting the Gaelic world during recent centuries up to the present day, drawing upon the wealth of material culture, literature, tradition, and language of the people of the Highlands.

You may already be knowledgeable on the tradition, material culture and history of different Highland districts. By placing them in a wider regional context through your studies, with a specific focus on material culture – the many objects made and used in the Highlands – you will attain a deeper understanding of the world of the Gaels, both past and present.... [-]

United Kingdom Perth
September 2020
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This 3-year part-time online MSc programme in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors aims to support any graduate health care professionals (ranging from nurses to sur ... [+]

Programme description

This 3-year part-time online MSc programme in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors aims to support any graduate health care professionals (ranging from nurses to surgeons and anaesthetists) in using evidence-based tools and techniques to improve the reliability and safety of everyday healthcare systems and processes.

Applicants for this degree will be looking to distinguish themselves as being experienced in patient safety and, in some may, looking to move towards specializing or taking a management lead in this field. The programme will draw on teaching materials from a global network of enthusiasts.

Year One will give a broad introduction into the current state of safety in healthcare, how harm comes to patients and a detailed understanding of clinical human factors, ergonomics.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Part-time
1 - 3 years
Online
Leeds Beckett University

The construction industry increasingly recognises the importance of resolving disputes efficiently and quickly in order to maintain commercial relationships and keep cash ... [+]

Course details

The construction industry increasingly recognises the importance of resolving disputes efficiently and quickly in order to maintain commercial relationships and keep cash flowing within the industry. If you are a professional working in construction, law or a related field, this course will develop your ability to manage disputes efficiently and even to resolve them.

Prominent areas of study will include Principles of Construction Law, Approaches to Dispute Resolution (including arbitration, adjudication and mediation), and Construction Claims.

The structure and content of our teaching meet the examination requirements of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on each of its pathways to membership - Arbitration, International Arbitration and Construction Adjudication - from Associate level through to Fellowship level.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
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Part-time
4 years
Online
Alef Trust

Our online distance-learning programme, validated by Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, is distinctive in valuing experiential approaches to learning. ... [+]

Best Distance learning MSc Degrees in Social Sciences in United Kingdom.

The programme, which consists of 180 credits (90 ECTS or 36 US graduate credits) largely attracts mature students who are well established in their professional fields. The structure of the programme means that students are often able to combine study with working full time and/or caring responsibilities. Students from a wide spectrum of professional and cultural backgrounds join the programme for reasons which include a keen interest in spirituality, consciousness studies, and psychology, and all have a desire to advance their knowledge and skills in these areas. Many students choose to study with Alef Trust in order to achieve an academic qualification to boost professional standing.As part of their learning journey students apply acquired knowledge and skills in their workplaces, positively impacting upon their organisations and clients. ... [-]

United Kingdom Metropolitan Borough of Wirral
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Part-time
3 years
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University of Essex Online

Our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology Masters degree offer an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-ed ... [+]

Our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology Masters degree offer an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology.

Why study this subject?

Studying for a Criminology and Criminal Psychology Masters qualification gives you the opportunity to expand your subject knowledge and build on the skills you have gained during your undergraduate studies. The benefits extend beyond improving your earning potential.

If you have not previously studied for a Bachelors degree in criminology, criminal justice or related subjects, our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology course will provide grounding for a range of specialist careers including hundreds of different roles within the Police Service (from analytical Police Staff roles to serving Police Officers), working with offenders from support workers to probation and prison staff, working within victim services and roles within a variety of law enforcement agencies from the Security Services to the National Crime Agency.... [-]

United Kingdom Colchester
Open Enrollment
Part-time
24 months
Online
University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF

This unique course encourages sophisticated critical appraisal of current key debates in applied psychology. By completion of this course students will be able to demonst ... [+]

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 ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
Online
Unicaf University (MW)

Psychology and human behavior at the workplace is becoming increasingly important for any organization. This Master’s degree is suitable, among others, for working profes ... [+]

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.

Duration

18-24 months.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
Online
Arden University

Typically, you would not be able to study psychology at the masters level without a bachelor-level background. However, this conversion programme allows you to do just th ... [+]

Course Overview

Typically, you would not be able to study psychology at the masters level without a bachelor-level background. However, this conversion programme allows you to do just that. If you hold a bachelor’s (in any subject) but are planning on a change towards the field of psychology, you can now graduate with an MSc Psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) with Arden University.

Through Arden’s flexible study mode, it is easier to earn your psychology master’s alongside your existing commitments and responsibilities. This programme will help you take your career to the next level whilst you absorb our understanding of the human mind.

All of Arden’s programmes are delivered with a strong focus on employability and career success. This professional programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society, so you can be sure your career in psychology has the best foundation.... [-]

United Kingdom Coventry
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 60 months
Online