MSc Degree in Sociology in Europe

See MSc Programs in Sociology in Europe 2018

Sociology

The MSc, or Master of Science, is a popular Master’s degree designation. Internationally recognized, the MSc is typically awarded after about five to six years of rigorous study in what is usually a science-based field.

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.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

View all Master of Science Programs in Sociology in Europe 2018

Read More

MSc Social Science Research (Management and Business Studies)

Nottingham University Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways. [+]

Overview

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

You will develop the following skills and will also be able to apply them to practical research contexts:

Comprehension of the principles of research design and strategy, including an understanding of how to formulate research questions for empirical investigation; Appreciation of alternative approaches to research; Understanding of a broad range of research methods (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) and the use of appropriate software for their application; Advanced research skills and techniques relevant to your field of study; Research management techniques, including data management, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics; Understanding of the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design, and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques; Solid grounding in the basics of probability and a critical understanding of the scientific method and the nature of reflexivity; Application of good ethical practice across the entire research process. ... [-]

MSc in Sociology

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Find out how cities are becoming new nodes in a world previously dominated by nation-states, analyse how national governments manage diversity and inequalities, learn about the ways in which new technologies impact work and its organisation, gain insight into pressing political dissatisfaction and the causes and consequences of political fragmentation. [+]

Sociology

Master of Science (MSc) in Sociology

Find out how cities are becoming new nodes in a world previously dominated by nation-states, analyse how national governments manage diversity and inequalities, learn about the ways in which new technologies impact work and its organisation, gain insight into pressing political dissatisfaction and the causes and consequences of political fragmentation.

You’ll learn to answer the above questions by means of the latest insights from both theory and research, provided by dedicated professors who are in the top of their field. It’s not just a cutting edge programme: Erasmus University Rotterdam is a highly ranked university in a diverse and vibrant city – the ideal setting for acquiring understanding of contemporary society.... [-]


MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation

HEC Paris School of Management
Campus Full time 10 months September 2018 France Paris

HEC Paris MSc Sustainability & Social Innovation is an exclusive program designed for high potential students aspiring to become influential change-makers and build more sustainable business models in today’s economies. Students will be taught by experts in their field of management, most of whom are members of the Centre of Research on Society and Organisation within HEC. [+]

HEC Paris MSc Sustainability & Social Innovation is an exclusive program designed for high potential students aspiring to become influential change-makers and build more sustainable business models in today’s economies.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree to be eligible to apply (N.B.: they can apply in the same year they obtain their degree).

More information and online application: HEC Paris MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation

Master type: MSc

Study mode: Full-time

Start date: September

Duration: 10 months

Annual tuition fees (2018-2019): €23,350

Location: Paris

[-]

MSc in Behavioural Science (research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Master's in Behavioural Science distinguishes itself internationally by its multidisciplinary approach and the special laboratory facilities that are available for studying human behaviour. [+]

Why are there so many people called Dennis living in Denver, for example? And why does one person become addicted and not another? Behavioural scientists at Radboud University know the answers. The Master's in Behavioural Science distinguishes itself internationally by its multidisciplinary approach and the special laboratory facilities that are available for studying human behaviour.

Unique facilities

The Master’s programme is closely related to the research being carried out in the internationally renowned Behavioural Science Institute. This institute has several unique facilities for carrying out experimental research. One example is our Virtual Reality Laboratory where we can observe people’s (often unconscious) behaviour. In order to study the way in which addicts behave we have a Bar Lab. Our mobile lab is also unique. This EEG bus makes it possible for us to measure processes in the brain at specific locations like school, for example. Finally, we are able to use the new EEG, fMRI and MEG facilities of the Donders Institute for Neuroimaging. Of course you too – as a Master’s student – will be able to use these facilities to increase your capacity to manage new experimental research techniques.... [-]


MSc in Sociology of Law

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The Master's 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 sociology of law. [+]

Programme overview

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 sociology of law with the possibility of specialisation in sociolegal 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.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology, M.Soc.Sc.

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Analyse policies. Understand change. Master the world. High-quality research into the policy and cultural complexities of globalization. [+]

Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018

Degree: Master of Social Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year

Read more about Scholarships

Master’s degree program in Global and Transnational Sociology (GTS) is a high-quality, internationally linked program especially suited for students aiming at careers in social research, policy analysis and consultation, cultural analysis, media, international organizations, and international development.

A unique offering in Finland, the program integrates with world-class research being conducted at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Tampere, and with other post-graduate degrees in the Faculty’s cutting-edge framework program on Global Society. GTS program provides students with the basis for making sense of globalization and transnational connections in the contemporary world. National policies and cultures are increasingly and obviously related to events and forces outside national borders.... [-]


MSc Economics: Social Economics

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

Is training and formal learning reflected in workers’ wages? Does more health information lead to better health? What are the effects of segregated neighbourhoods? Through the Social Economics track, you will ask questions relating to the cultural [+]

MSc Economics / Social Economics

Is training and formal learning reflected in workers’ wages? Does more health information lead to better health? What are the effects of segregated neighbourhoods? Through the Social Economics track, you will ask questions relating to the cultural and market forces that drive behaviours. You will then analyse these questions both theoretically and empirically in order to generate solutions. The track will provide you with a ‘toolkit’ through which you will be able to carry out empirical analysis. This will consist of three essential elements: economic theory, econometric tools, and ‘policy in practice’.Your thesis, optional internship and research can also be used to tackle real-life issues.... [-]


Research Master in Behavioural and Social Sciences

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Are you a talented student in the Behavioural and Social Sciences, wishing to pursue a career as an academic researcher? This Master's programme introduces you to the craft of scientific research. [+]

Are you a talented student in the Behavioural and Social Sciences, wishing to pursue a career as an academic researcher? This Master's programme introduces you to the craft of scientific research.

The two years Research Master's programme prepares you for a career in science and is part of the Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences. The degree focuses on a theory-guided analysis of empirical data and generalizable explanations of both human behaviour and social phenomena. As a student of this programme, you will specialize in one of the following areas:

Social and Organizational Psychology. Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. Sociology. Education and Development. Psychometrics and Statistics. ... [-]

MSc Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society

University of Twente
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Enschede + 1 more

MSc program Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Society (PSTS) is a two-year English-language master’s program with a strong international orientation. Students and staff come from abroad, and also students have the opportunity to spend their second year abroad. [+]

The aim of PSTS is to enable students to perform philosophical and multidisciplinary analyses of applied science and technology and their place in society.

Can we anticipate the future implications of nanotechnology in society? Are there ethical limits to genetic modifications of animals and human beings? How do new devices help to change our behavior and our perceptions of the world? Questions like these are explored in MSc program Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Society (PSTS).

PSTS is a two-year English-language master’s program with a strong international orientation. Students and staff come from abroad, and also students have the opportunity to spend their second year abroad.... [-]


MSc in Sociology: Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MSc in Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies covers the sociological and interdisciplinary understanding of employment relations, the organisation of work processes and the position of labour in the wider society. [+]

The MSc in Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies covers the sociological and interdisciplinary understanding of employment relations, the organisation of work processes and the position of labour in the wider society.

The programme in Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies has two distinctive features: (i) a strong focus on comparative analysis of issues concerning labour and organisation; and (ii) a special emphasis on processes of integration and convergence in world markets of both employment relations and organisational policies.

The programme

The programme offers a sociological approach to the study of modern capitalism by investigating cross-national differences within the institutional framework of market economies. It contributes to an understanding of the changing world of labour market institutions ranging from work-place practice, across union-employer bargaining to national welfare states and European social policies. Such institutions are fundamental to the wealth, power and patterns of inequality in the global economy. The programme also explores the institutional, cultural, social, and historical determinants of economic behaviour by looking at issues such as the regulations and norms in the labour market, informal norms in firms, and the effect of institutional path dependency on social capital, trust and networks.... [-]


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

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This course provides an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on social statistics and quantitative methods. The course includes orientation material on social research methods as a whole, and detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods, with advanced modules on data management and emerging priority research areas, such as big data and social network analysis. [+]

This course provides an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on social statistics and quantitative methods. The course includes orientation material on social research methods as a whole, and detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods, with advanced modules on data management and emerging priority research areas, such as big data and social network analysis.

Teaching covers the theories behind the methods, and the practical work in using datasets and analysing them with statistical software. Students will gain a variety of highly marketable skills in the areas of social research and social statistics.

Course objectives

This course provides an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on social statistics and quantitative methods. The course includes orientation material on social research methods as a whole, and detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods, with advanced modules on data management and emerging priority research areas, such as big data and social network analysis.... [-]


Master in Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

You design your own track in this Master’s programme, in which you quickly and rigorously immerse yourself in your specialisation. You will learn about the state-of-the-art in current scholarship. [+]

Social Problems: How Do They Arise? And How Do You Solve Them?

The radicalisation of Muslim youth is continually in the news and high on the political agenda. What has scientific research revealed about the causes and background of this issue? How should the government and societal actors handle this trend and which policy is effective? An ageing population leads to increasing healthcare costs. How should care for the elderly be structured in order to make it personal and affordable again? The virtual and physical world are increasingly merging. What role does the internet play in shaping political and social movements' ability to self-organise?

The experts of tomorrow

As society becomes more complex, the demand for experts continues to expand. In the one-year Master’s programme Contemporary Social Problems, you will be trained to become an expert on one important social theme. You choose one contemporary issue in which you will specialise:... [-]


MSSc Computational Social Science

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Linköping

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 individual behaviours to outcomes in social systems. You will also learn to apply advanced computational methods... [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Sociology (MSc)

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master's program in Sociology offers several options for students who are interested in the academic field of Sociology and want to acquire new knowledge and skills. The Master options are: The Master in Sociology (1 year); The Extended Master in Sociology including a traineeship (1,5 year); Double Degree in Sociology and Population Studies (1,5 year); Double Degree Program Tilburg & Trento (2 years) . [+]

Master in Sociology (MSc)

The Master in Sociology is a one-year, English-taught program containing 60 ECTS credits. The program focuses on the analysis of problems of social cohesion. It does so by comparing individuals and countries.

Questions dealt with include:

What are people's attitudes about welfare rights for minority groups in society, such as immigrants, and what factors can explain these attitudes? Does a country's social security system effect solidarity with one's fellow citizens? Do people increasingly act individually, and does the existence of and involvement in social media compensate for this? How can we explain the growth of political cynicism? Which social groups are more involved in crime? Are certain social groups more involved in crime than others? ... [-]

MSc Globalisation and Development

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for those who want to understand global processes and development, and for those who want to work on, or analyse, development related tasks and issues. It is also highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work, in development advocacy, policy making, and global development policy analysis, in the NGO sector, government agencies, and international development organisations. [+]

MSc Globalisation and Development

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) or two years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class degree in a relevant field, though relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration.

Start of programme: September intake only.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is designed for those who want to understand global processes and development, and for those who want to work on, or analyse, development related tasks and issues. It is also highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work, in development advocacy, policy making, and global development policy analysis, in the NGO sector, government agencies, and international development organisations.... [-]