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 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

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.... [-]


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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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.... [-]


Master's Degree Program in Public Choice, M.Soc.Sc.

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

Economic approaches to political questions [+]

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

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Will politicians advance public interest? How do lobbies affect governance? What policies will best provide collective goods? This program is designed to teach students to use economic tools to address these types of social science problems. Issues examined involve strategic behavior ranging from institution design, policy design and implementation to decision-making. North American Studies program in Public Choice is a quantitative social science program.... [-]


Master of Science in Cultural Sociology - Social Transformation Processes

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

The focus of this profile is on classical themes within the cultural sociology fields of research. [+]

When choosing the Master of Social Science in Cultural Sociology with a profile in Social Transformation Processes you obtain a thorough theoretical and empirical insight into how societal development and social transformation processes are influenced by various socio-cultural factors.The focus of this profile is on classical themes within the cultural sociology fields of research. During the master programme, you will explore how social transformation processes are shaped by elements of society such as the perception of the body, health, gender issues, family relations, nature understanding, identity building time and space, cultures and countercultures.You should choose this master programme if you have an interest in the relations between society and people and in the cultural encounters that emerge every time people meet across age, professions, nationality, gender, health and religion.The Master of Social Sciences in Cultural Sociology builds on the bachelor programme in Sociology and Cultural Analysis offered at the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg. Read more about the bachelor programme here (link). Access to the master programme in Cultural Sociology is granted to those who hold a bachelor degree in one of the Social Sciences or Human Sciences.... [-]


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 Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 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. [+]

Introduction

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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:... [-]


Master in Youth Studies

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

This Master’s programme will prepare you for a career in the field of youth research, youth welfare and youth policy. By acquiring in-depth knowledge on youth issues, academic skills and competencies you will develop into a highly-qualified science practitioner. [+]

Examine youth issues from different disciplines and perspectives:

Substance use and addiction problems; Antisocial and criminal behaviour; Marginalisation and exclusion; Excessive use of social media; Social inequalities and mental and physical health. Or are you interested in questions such as: why are Dutch youngsters the happiest in Europe? Do you want to contribute to the knowledge regarding youth issues, improve the quality of youth welfare and develop ways to prevent or solve problems associated with adolescence and young adulthood? The Master’s programme Youth Studies will enable you to look beyond the limits of individual fields of study. You will learn to observe and examine specific issues by combining different social scientific disciplines (psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology) in an interdisciplinary approach. By integrating knowledge from different disciplines you will be able to advance fundamental understanding of youth issues and to address youth problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research. Additionally, you will gain knowledge about policies and interventions regarding youth issues and develop academic skills to conduct research in the field of youth. This one-year Master's programme relates to topics and challenges relevant and, often, unique to youth such as:... [-]