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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. 

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

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University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

This interdisciplinary programme builds on a number of fields of study, including ancient history, Middle Eastern studies and Islamic studies. It is distinctive in its br ... [+]

Programme description

This interdisciplinary programme builds on a number of fields of study, including ancient history, Middle Eastern studies and Islamic studies. It is distinctive in its breadth and diversity, drawing on the University’s extensive expertise in Iranian historical and cultural studies from the pre-Islamic Iran to the present day. You will also learn from scholars with complementary interests in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

The programme provides a wide-ranging academic teaching and learning experience, one unique in the field of Persian studies, particularly for those who wish to combine research projects at postgraduate level with specialist methodological, theoretical, literary, and historiographical training.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Using Japanese source materials in tandem with the extensive English language literature on Japan, we will help you build upon and develop your own interests, focus on th ... [+]

Programme description

The last 20 years have been a period of transition for Japan.

The abrupt end in the early 1990s of Japan’s seemingly unstoppable economic growth plunged the nation into two decades of recession, which has in turn brought to the fore a range of social and political issues accumulated since the Second World War.

The end of Japanese economic superiority also coincided with the end of the Cold War, an event that brought about new regional and global dynamics, and with the new security challenges.

Meanwhile, Japanese culture has experienced a renaissance, with Japan recognised worldwide as a centre of global ‘cool’, and Japanese cultural products continuing to find new markets and influence new demographics worldwide.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

This two-year programme offers a unique opportunity for in-depth study of the Arabic language, region-specific culture, history and politics. It is intended for students ... [+]

Programme description

This two-year programme offers a unique opportunity for in-depth study of the Arabic language, region-specific culture, history and politics. It is intended for students who already have some knowledge of the Arabic language (approximately 400 hours of previous study or CEF level B1 or B2).

This programme takes a combined and communicative approach to the language, teaching all the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in parallel, combining both spoken ‘dialect’ and more formal Modern Standard Arabic, bringing learners to an advanced level in all skills.

You will have access to some of the UK’s leading experts in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and will experience a three-month immersion in language and culture in an Arabic-speaking country.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

You will gain an advanced, interdisciplinary understanding of the history, modern politics and culture of the Islamic Middle East, and explore the paradigms behind the va ... [+]

Programme description

You will gain an advanced, interdisciplinary understanding of the history, modern politics and culture of the Islamic Middle East, and explore the paradigms behind the various disciplines within this field.

Recognised in the UK and internationally as a leading institution for research and undergraduate and postgraduate study, our department is well resourced. We are home to the Alwaleed Centre, part of an international network of centres devoted to the promotion of better mutual understanding between the World of Islam and the West. We boast an impressive library of current and archival material.

Programme structure

The programme will combine seminar work, oral presentations and essays. You will complete one compulsory course, two research courses and three option courses over two semesters, followed by an independently researched dissertation.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

The MSc in Korean Studies is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to critically engage with these developments through recognised Masters-level training in ... [+]

Programme description

The Korean peninsula lies at the centre of landmark geopolitical developments in the early 21st century. North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme and tensions between the two Koreas serve as stark reminders of the fragility of regional and global orders. South Korea has become a major global economic player and an important actor in development assistance. Additionally, Korean culture (including pop culture) has surged to global popularity over the past decade and exported across the globe. Understanding Korean culture, history, current political and economic developments, and international relations is therefore crucial to make sense of key processes in global security, economics and politics in Asia and beyond.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology

The taught MSc in American History offers you the chance to study American History in the hemispheric sense, taking ‘America’ to mean the whole hemisphere of the Americas ... [+]

The taught MSc in American History offers you the chance to study American History in the hemispheric sense, taking ‘America’ to mean the whole hemisphere of the Americas. You will study at an advanced level through taught courses and independent research.

You will have the opportunity to take a comparative or transnational approach to the history of the Americas, as well as to study some countries and regions in more depth. The programme provides advanced knowledge and understanding of selected topics in American history and will enhance your skills in independent research, critical analysis, and both oral and written presentation.

Breadth of expertise

The University has an exceptional range of historians of the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean, which allows us to provide courses and research supervision in a wide array of topics and time periods, ranging from the American Revolution to comparative slavery, from the Latin American dictatorships to the Cold War foreign policy of the United States.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This course is for those aiming to develop careers in educational or clinical psychology. It can also prepare you for further postgraduate study and enhance your applicat ... [+]

This course is for those aiming to develop careers in educational or clinical psychology. It can also prepare you for further postgraduate study and enhance your applications for research assistant posts.

You’ll learn the skills and theory for conducting research. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and discuss research with postgraduate students in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health. You’ll also play a role in research with members of our academic staff.

You may also have the opportunity to be employed within the School of Psychological Sciences and Health as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

You’ll study

This course is designed to maximise research potential. It should provide a thorough grounding in research methods for anyone wanting to get a research assistant post, apply for doctoral study or enter training for a scientist-practitioner oriented career such as clinical psychology.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The MSc in Political Research provides you with focused training in research methods. It helps you to develop your professional skills in empirical political science. ... [+]

The MSc in Political Research provides you with focused training in research methods. It helps you to develop your professional skills in empirical political science.

The course explores different methodological approaches and their application to real-life political problems. It equips you with key transferable skills in:

research design a range of research methods and their application the management of different types of data You’ll study

Along with giving you research skills, this course will enhance your ability to choose appropriate research methods and confront the issues of research design.

It's organised into the core and optional classes. You’ll also complete a dissertation.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This course offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research meth ... [+]

Why this course?

This course offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods.

It aims to improve your knowledge and understanding of the factors which shape social needs and the ways in which different societies have responded to these. This will enhance your research skills and enable you to undertake an independent research project on a topic of your choice.

It's suitable for:

students who have studied social policy at the undergraduate level and who now wish to build on the foundations they have already laid before entering employment or embarking on further study graduates of other disciplines who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of social and welfare issues whilst also enhancing their research skills individuals already in employment who wish to update their existing knowledge and skills before moving onto the next stage of their careers What you'll study ... [-]
United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This course is for those interested in pursuing professional or research training in applied psychology at Doctoral level. ... [+]

Why this course?

This course is for those interested in pursuing professional or research training in applied psychology at Doctoral level.

The classes that make up this course have been carefully developed to offer theory, knowledge and practical skills across the areas of clinical, health and neuropsychology, in addition to providing training in research methods.

The knowledge and skills you'll develop will substantially help you if you're aiming to take a PhD in a clinical or health-based area or want to become a Practitioner Psychologist.

You can study full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Single modules can be taken as part of Continuing Professional Development.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them th ... [+]

Why this course?

Internationally and domestically, security, broadly defined, is among the most pressing concerns facing states.

Adding to the complexity is the increasingly broad definition of 'security' as new challenges emerge – for example in relation to climate change – while 'traditional' ones – such as terrorism – are reconstructed, along with the heightened interdependencies between states and within their critical infrastructures.

This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through legal and political viewpoints.

The interdisciplinary approach of the course sets it apart from other MSc courses on international security and LLM courses on domestic and international security law as does its broad conception of ‘security’, which encompasses both ‘traditional’ concerns and more novel threats.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment. ... [+]

Why this course?

The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment.

The programme trains you in different theoretical and methodological approaches from modern political science. You’ll evaluate their usefulness in explaining international political processes and organisational practices.

You’ll gain knowledge of global and regional problems including economic, security and environmental threats.

You’ll have the opportunity to do a research placement through the Erasmus programme - from Finland to Italy, and from Portugal to Slovakia.

You’ll study ... [-]
United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
Campus
Abertay University

The MSc Psychology is designed to introduce graduates of other disciplines to the fascinating field of psychology. Students will be provided with the opportunity to study ... [+]

MSc/PGDip Psychology

Why choose this course?

Applied emphasis, focusing on a variety of areas where knowledge of psychological theory and findings are a distinct advantage Flexibility in the second semester for students to choose modules that best fit with their individual interests and career aspirations Opportunity to be taught by, and work closely with, active researchers. Access to our psychology research laboratories and teaching labs described as ‘exemplary’ in our most recent independent subject review Professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society, conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC)

The MSc Psychology is designed to introduce graduates of other disciplines to the fascinating field of psychology. Students will be provided with the opportunity to study those topics which will confer eligibility for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as long as a minimum level of performance is achieved. Psychology is a rewarding and valuable area of study. As a student of psychology, one gains a scientific understanding of mind, brain, behaviour, experience, and of the complex interactions between these. The programme provides training in the scientific method and the history and philosophy of science to students. Psychology applies a rigorous scientific methodology to biological, linguistic, philosophical, socio-cultural, and anthropological topics. It is thus an inherently multidisciplinary subject.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Abertay University

This course provides an opportunity to participate in high-quality innovative training in a pluralistic approach to counselling, which encompasses concepts and methods fr ... [+]

MSc/PGDip Counselling

Why choose this course?

Train with one of the leading providers of counselling training in Scotland at a centre of excellence in terms of innovative developments in research and practice, both nationally and internationally Practitioner training that prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings, such as primary care, as professional counsellors Preparation to work with individual adult clients using an integrative approach, referred to as a Collaborative Pluralistic Framework for practice Potential to progress to PhD

This course provides an opportunity to participate in high-quality innovative training in a pluralistic approach to counselling, which encompasses concepts and methods from constructionist, narrative and common factors theory and practice. You will be part of a supportive learning community in which you are encouraged to engage with the significant challenges involved in therapeutic work with individuals whose lives have been visited by fear, hopelessness and meaninglessness.Those exiting the course after successful completion of the taught component (i.e. Postgraduate Diploma) would be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Counselling.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Stirling

Our MSc Digital Media and Society has a strong emphasis on understanding the contemporary environment of multi-platform content development, and the potential of multi-ch ... [+]

Overview

The world is changing rapidly as a result of digitalisation, globalisation, web connectivity and social media, making it an exciting time to study digital media.

Our MSc Digital Media and Society has a strong emphasis on understanding the contemporary environment of multi-platform content development, and the potential of multi-channel networks and their consumption. The course will equip you with the skills and experience to become a digital media expert, providing an ideal pathway to a successful digital career across a range of different sectors.

The MSc is part of our growing research and teaching portfolio in digital. With this course, you’ll gain transferable skills for a digital career, with the flexibility to choose your own learning pathway and learning goals.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 27 months
Campus