MSc Degree in Sociology in Europe

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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.

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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 an understanding of contemporary society.... [-]


Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Applied Social Studies

Trinity College Dublin Online Education
Online Full time 1 year September 2018 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 in Social and Cultural Science(Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

This Master's programme provides you with a thorough training in empirical research in the context of contemporary society. [+]

This Master's programme provides you with a thorough training in empirical research in the context of contemporary society. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective, you compare such social issues as inequality, poverty, the decline of organized religion, minorities and conflict and social cohesion in different countries - a unique approach in Europe. The programme is designed for all those who want to understand how society works and why countries differ from each other.

Programme

First year

Comparative theory and methodology (12 EC) Comparative research methods (18 EC) Comparative research applications (18 EC) Comparative research training (12 EC)

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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

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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:... [-]


Master of Science in Cultural Sociology

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Esbjerg

The master program in Cultural Sociology provides you with specialized socio-cultural analytical and methodological competencies that support a career as project manager and facilitator of transformation processes or as a relations manager in (inter-organizational) associations. You will become an attractive asset for organizations and companies that work with local development and interaction with users, citizens, clients, and consumers. [+]

The master program in Cultural Sociology provides you with specialized socio-cultural analytical and methodological competencies that support a career as project manager and facilitator of transformation processes or as a relations manager in (inter-organizational) associations. You will become an attractive asset for organizations and companies that work with local development and interaction with users, citizens, clients, and consumers.You should choose this master program if you have an interest in the relationship between society and people and in the cultural encounters that happen every time people meet across for instance age, professions, nationality, gender, health, and religion.The Master of Social Sciences in Cultural Sociology builds on the bachelor program in Sociology and Cultural Analysis offered at the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg. Access to the master program in Cultural Sociology is granted to those who hold a bachelor degree in one of the Social Sciences or Human Sciences.... [-]


MSc Economics: Social Economics

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

Are 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

Are 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.... [-]


MSc in Sociology: Social Networks in a Sustainable Society

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

Social networks – our webs of personal relationships in friendships, communication, online interactions, trust or enmity – play a pivotal role in promoting a sustainable society. [+]

Networks can be key to holding together communities, organisations and political entities, but they can also be a major source of conflict, ineffectiveness, and decay.

This unique program teaches and applies state-of-the-art theories and methods to enable you to better understand how the content, structure and dynamics of social networks affect society across a wide range of domains. The areas addressed reflect the staff's main areas of research expertise: collaboration in the care sector, joint production in firms, integration of ethnic minorities, the transition to renewable sources of energy, bullying among adolescents, and healthy ageing. You will learn to apply theories relating to institutions and human behaviour to social networks, you will use cutting-edge tools and methods to gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative network data, and you will then apply this knowledge so you can analyse and improve policies and interventions.... [-]


MSc Social Science Research (Management and Business Studies)

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
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. ... [-]

Master of Science in Applied Social Analysis

Linnaeus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Teleborg

Many of society’s most pressing problems fall far from the boundaries of traditional disciplinary research and require innovative analysis tools. The programme offers a wide-range of methodological training along with the opportunity to specialize in specific societal issues and provides the skills to conduct independent research. [+]

Are you interested to understand how the society works and to help its development? Do you want to do so using rigorous methods based on a complex system science approach?

Many of society’s most pressing problems fall far from the boundaries of traditional disciplinary research and require innovative analysis tools. The programme offers a wide-range of methodological training along with the opportunity to specialize in specific societal issues and provides the skills to conduct independent research.

To succeed in the programme is it crucial to hold a strong enthusiasm for data analysis and being able to learn and use different methods, most of which computer-based, such as statistical analysis, textual analysis, and social simulation.... [-]


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 4 December 2018 and 23 January 2019

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

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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.... [-]


MA in Housing and Society

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

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.... [-]


Cybercrime and Digital Investigation MSc

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

This master's degree is designed to provide students with an understanding of the criminological, legal and research context of cybercrime. Furthermore, it equips students with an understanding of computing skills and capabilities that will help to respond to online threats to personal information as well as to organisational environments. [+]

Why study MSc Cybercrime and Digital Investigation at Middlesex University?

This makes it the ideal postgraduate qualification for professionals seeking a specialist role in a community or support service environment, such as victim support services, the police force, child protection, offender services, as well as corporate environments where there is a need to prevent and respond to cybercrime and issues related to online safety.

Middlesex is home to some of the UK's foremost authorities on cybercrime and cyber safety. Among them are the Programme Leader Dr Elena Martellozzo, who is currently co-leading a project on the use of online pornography funded by the NSPCC and the OCC and has recently worked with the Metropolitan Police to advance internet investigators' performance through the understanding of children and sex offenders' online activities, and Professor of Criminology Julia Davidson, who co-directed the first European study exploring internet offenders' online grooming practices on behalf of the European Commission Safer Internet Programme.... [-]