MSc Degree in Sociology in Europe

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Sociology

An MSc, or Master of Science, is an academic distinction bestowed upon those who effectively complete a predetermined set of coursework in what is often a science-based discipline. The MSc often enhances career opportunities as well as earning potential.

A sociology program provides individuals with a profound understanding of social groups and the individuals that they are composed of. Topics and courses regarding history, economics, religion, and psychology may also be required in order to study sociology.

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MSc Cognition in Science & Society

University of Edinburgh - School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh + 1 more

This programme combines the scientific study of human cognition with the application of cognitive science to broader societal concerns. You will focus on core methodologies and theories of cognitive science, but also explore the synergy between cognitive science and its applications. [+]

Programme overview

This programme combines the scientific study of human cognition with the application of cognitive science to broader societal concerns. You will focus on core methodologies and theories of cognitive science, but also explore the synergy between cognitive science and its applications.

Why study cognition at Edinburgh? Unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of cognition, building on the strengths and synergies between subject areas in the school of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences. Opportunity to focus on the impact of cognitive science research beyond academia. A flexible programme structure allows you to adapt course choices and dissertation topics to suit your own strengths and interests. Programme structure and assessment ... [-]

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Applied Social Studies

Trinity College Dublin Online Education
Online Full time 1 year September 2019 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 Behavioural Decision Science

Kingston University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames + 1 more

This course explores recent developments in theories of behavioural decision-making science. It will enable you to critically examine theories of judgement and decision-making motivated by research in memory, perception, categorisation, reasoning, social psychology, economics, political and management sciences. The career-focused modules are designed to build on your workplace skills and develop new skills. [+]

Choose Kingston's Behavioural Decision Science MSc

This course explores recent developments in theories of behavioural decision-making science. It will enable you to critically examine theories of judgement and decision-making motivated by research in memory, perception, categorisation, reasoning, social psychology, economics, political and management sciences. The career-focused modules are designed to build on your workplace skills and develop new skills.

This course will enable you to develop the skills to evaluate research findings and to relate these findings to practical applications and solutions. It facilitates and encourages interaction between theory, policy and practice in relation to people's judgements and choices in politics, business, retail, health, leisure and sport. You will benefit from regular public lectures organised by the Group for Decision, Thinking and Risk and delivered by internationally recognised researchers in the fields of decision-making, thinking and risk. In addition, you can attend weekly departmental research seminars, where international scholars and staff members present recent research findings. ... [-]

MSc Digital Media and Society

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Evolutionary Psychology)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

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. [+]

Overview

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.

Students interested in comparative approaches and animal behaviour will benefit from the knowledge of other members of our Behaviour and Evolution Research Group. Their world-leading research on behaviour and cognition in primates, dogs and elephants are being applied to real-world problems, including conservation, human-animal interaction and animal welfare.... [-]


MSc in Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

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. [+]

Overview

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.

You’ll learn about social research methods and the theories behind them while undertaking detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods. You’ll also gain a thorough knowledge of statistical software and learn a range of highly sought-after technical skills, including accessing, preparing, analysing and summarising complex quantitative datasets.

To meet the demands of our dynamic technological environment, you can also choose advanced modules in data management and important emerging areas such as big data and social network analysis.... [-]


MSc in Applied Social Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This Masters course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to carry out robust social research and evaluation. [+]

Overview

This Masters course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to carry out robust social research and evaluation.

You’ll learn how to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll also critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research and explore the issues with social network research. Finally, you’ll develop an understanding of the relationship between research and policymaking.

Our MSc is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the research training guidelines for undertaking a PhD in Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work or Socio-legal Studies, as well as preparing you for an ESRC-recognised interdisciplinary PhD in Families, Relationships and Demographic Change and Social Care.... [-]


MSc in Applied Social Research (Criminology)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The University of Stirling is ranked first in Scotland for the study of criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2018), and our Applied Social Research (Criminology) Masters is ideal if you want to develop the skills and expertise you need to undertake robust research in the field of criminal justice. [+]

Overview

The University of Stirling is ranked first in Scotland for the study of criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2018), and our Applied Social Research (Criminology) Masters is ideal if you want to develop the skills and expertise you need to undertake robust research in the field of criminal justice.

We cover the principles of collecting, analysing and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data whilst also taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin criminology and socio-legal research, as well as exploring issues with comparative research and developing an understanding of the relationship between criminology research and policymaking.... [-]


MA in Housing and Society

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The master-level course is aimed at senior professional staff and decision makers in the housing profession. Covering: high-level strategic and policy content rather than focus on housing practice. [+]

Are you senior professional and decision maker in the housing profession? Are you ambitious and looking to achieve a high-level position in the sector? This Masters-level course focuses on focuses on contemporary housing-related policy and strategic issues, such as climate change and sustainability, politics, concepts of social justice and international housing.

6 reasons to study here High-level strategic policy content: Focus on policy rather than on housing practice, equipping you with a framework for understanding the economic and political context of the UK housing market as well as issues of sustainability and social justice. Personal and professional growth: Students taking the course are likely to be tenant activists, housing association board members, civil servants, senior professionals and others who are looking for a policy rather than practice-based focus course of study. Residential field study visit: Visit the Netherlands to explore the role of housing in different national contexts and the relevance and usefulness of international comparison. Flexible study modes: Delivery modes to suit all needs, from a full-time study to part-time and distance learning modes to best suit busy working professionals. Taught by experienced academics and practitioners: with national and international reputations, who contribute to public policy debate and publish original research. Global perspective: Be part of an academic community dedicated to social justice and global responsibility - with an inspiring schedule of guest speakers, events, volunteering opportunities and exchange of ideas. This Masters covers the political context of the UK housing market, including the devolved politics of the... [-]

Master of Science in Sociology

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam offers a comprehensive programme focusing on current social issues. [+]

The Master’s in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam offers a comprehensive programme focusing on current social issues. The Master's programme in Sociology teaches you how to think about sociological issues independently and offers you a sound understanding of sociological theory and methods.

In this programme, you will acquire intellectual and practical skills enabling you to analyse problems, structures and processes related to the coexistence of people.

With a wide range of courses on offer, the Master's in Sociology provides you with the opportunity to put together your own curriculum within a broad sociological spectrum.

Student profile

If you want to know what causes social problems, you have a desire to understand underlying processes, if you are critical and interested in alternative explanations for what happens in the world around you, if you want to conduct your own research and be inspired by the classical sociological scholars on current issues, then this is your study programme. In sum: this Master's is the right choice for you as a critical, inquiring student who has a desire to gain in-depth knowledge on current social issues and find solutions for these.... [-]


Research Master in Business in Society (joint degree VU and UvA)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Research Master Business in Society aims to educate talented students for research-oriented careers such as a PhD, strategy consultant, policy-maker, or think-tank participant, either in academia, government, not-for-profit organisations and commercial firms. [+]

The Research Master Business in Society aims to educate talented students for research-oriented careers such as a PhD, strategy consultant, policy-maker, or think-tank participant, either in academia, government, not-for-profit organisations and commercial firms.

This challenging programme goes beyond training specialists of a narrow sub-field in business administration. Our objective is to develop our students’ capacity to grasp the intricate relationships between business and society, in order to make them able to address the grand challenges posed by e.g. the financial crisis, society’s request for ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility, and the need for sustainability.... [-]


Master of Science in Sociology: Social Problems and Social Policy

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Social Problems and Social Policy offers students an insight into the ways in which social problems are defined and tackled within contemporary welfare states, analysing the roles ascribed to citizens, professionals and other stakeholders within these processes. It considers the recent histories of various policy approaches and places these in a comparative European context. [+]

Social Problems and Social Policy offers students an insight into the ways in which social problems are defined and tackled within contemporary welfare states, analysing the roles ascribed to citizens, professionals and other stakeholders within these processes. It considers the recent histories of various policy approaches and places these in a comparative European context.

Social Problems and Social Policy combines a broad foundation of sociological theory and research methods training with a more specific focus on the construction of social problems and attempts by policymakers to solve these. The different components of the programme combine to enhance your skills in applying social theory to deconstruct contemporary social issues from a range of critical perspectives.... [-]


Master of Science in Sociology: Urban Sociology

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Urban Sociology track provides its graduates with an in-depth, research-informed and theoretically driven understanding of urban society. What is urban about sneakers? Why is the city a refuge for queer people? How much does Instagram say about a city? What are the politics of building a mosque, a church and a Buddhist temple? What is participatory about the participatory design? Master Program in Urban Sociology is all about hands-on research into the topics that are most current in the contemporary thinking about urbanization. Being its part means studying the city as a space of innovation (for new ideas, fashion, music genres, lifestyles), a site of struggle and political mobilization, and a domain for policy interventions. [+]

Urban Sociology track provides its graduates with an in-depth, research-informed and theoretically driven understanding of urban society. What is urban about sneakers? Why is the city a refuge for queer people? How much does Instagram say about a city? What are the politics of building a mosque, a church and a Buddhist temple? What is participatory about the participatory design? Master Program in Urban Sociology is all about hands-on research into the topics that are most current in the contemporary thinking about urbanization. Being its part means studying the city as a space of innovation (for new ideas, fashion, music genres, lifestyles), a site of struggle and political mobilization, and a domain for policy interventions.... [-]


Master of Science in Medical Anthropology and Sociology

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology focuses on health and healthcare in a political, economic and cultural context. In the Master’s programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology, you will use social science theory and methods to critically analyse health issues in a globalising world. [+]

The Master’s programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology focuses on health and healthcare in a political, economic and cultural context. In the Master’s programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology, you will use social science theory and methods to critically analyse health issues in a globalising world.

Diseases move across national borders - so do patients, doctors and medicines. Health and healthcare is often a matter of politics, economics and culture too. The Master’s programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology (MAS) trains you to understand health, illness and the body from a social science perspective. During the programme, you will look at contemporary global and local health problems, as well as key topics in social science. It enables you to deepen your knowledge of anthropology and sociology, while at the same time acquiring a specialisation in a health-related topic.... [-]


Master of Science in Sociology: Gender, Sexuality and Society

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the Gender, Sexuality and Society Master’s programme, you will examine differences in groups of men, groups of women, and differences between these groups. This will be placed in a broader perspective of social identities, political power and processes of exclusion and inclusion. [+]

In the Gender, Sexuality and Society Master’s programme, you will examine differences in groups of men, groups of women, and differences between these groups. This will be placed in a broader perspective of social identities, political power and processes of exclusion and inclusion.

It is generally accepted that differences between rich and poor, young and old, between skin colours, or between Christians and Muslims are undeniable factors in people’s lives. Functioning as a woman or a man, with particular sexual orientations, holds comparable significance. Gender, Sexuality and Society is devoted to enhancing our understanding of the differences among groups of women and groups of men, as well as between women and men. In an era of globalisation and transnational migration, we see that new sexual acts and practices emerge within the fragmenting cultural landscapes of gender, sex, class and nationality. ... [-]