MSc Degree in Sociology in Europe

See MSc Programs in Sociology in Europe 2018/2019

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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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 in Sociology

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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 2019 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 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 ... [-]

MSc in Behavioural Science (research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 Social and Cultural Science(Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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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Master in Social, Health and Organisational Psychology

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

Project-X parties organized via Facebook. Unhealthy eating habits. Workplace bullying. Although a wide range of issues, the same rule applies to all of them: it comes down to the way in which people affect each other's behaviour. In this Master’s programme, you study human behaviour and behaviour change in a social, health, or organisational context. [+]

"Just do it!" With the help of advertising campaigns, companies try to sell their products. What works and what doesn't? Project-X parties organized via Facebook. Unhealthy eating habits. Workplace bullying. Although a wide range of issues, the same rule applies to all of them: it comes down to the way in which people affect each other's behaviour. In this Master’s programme, you study human behaviour and behaviour change in a social, health, or organisational context.

Tracks

During this Master’s programme, you will choose between the following three tracks:

Social Influence: about the social influence of behaviour and attitude change Health Promotion: about improving health-related behaviour Work and Organisation: about the functioning and well-being of individuals and teams in organisations ... [-]

Master in Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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 in Sociology and Social Research

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

In the Master’s programme in Sociology and Social Research, you will learn to develop testable explanations of important social phenomena using state-of-the-art social theory, empirical research, and data analysis. [+]

Explore Pressing Societal Issues

How do social networks emerge and develop? How do they affect social capital, trust, and cooperation? What causes inequalities between men and women in the job market? Why do immigrants have higher unemployment rates and lower-paid jobs? In the Master’s programme in Sociology and Social Research, you will learn to develop testable explanations of important social phenomena using state-of-the-art social theory, empirical research, and data analysis.

Problem-driven research on social cohesion and inequality

As a student on this Master, you will deal with major sociological research questions related to social cohesion (solidarity) and inequality. Addressing these questions requires us to adopt an interdisciplinary approach. This programme is closely related to the research programme of the Department of Sociology and is embedded in the Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS).... [-]


Master in Youth Studies

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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:... [-]


Master in Youth, Education and Society

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

This Master’s will enable you to develop yourself into an academic professional. You will learn to analyse, evaluate and solve practical problems in a theoretical and empirical way. [+]

Analysing And Tackling Social Issues Concerning Youth, Education And Society

In our overscheduled society is there still enough time for childrearing? How is childrearing changing the use of social media? How are young people (de)radicalised? What leads to game addiction and inactivity in our society? What do children need to find their own solutions to bullying at school? How does childrearing support fit into non-Western communities? How should suitable education be organised? How should the new frameworks for youth care in the Netherlands be structured? What can we learn from foreign approaches to education and youth services?

Innovation In Pedagogic Services

Do you want to make a contribution to contemporary social challenges involving the relationship between children and youth and their guardians/educators? Do you want to help draft new policies that can improve the position, welfare and development of children, youth and their parents? Are you interested in making international comparisons? Youth, Education and Society (Dutch: Maatschappelijke opvoedingsvraagstukken) is the only Master’s programme in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on innovating pedagogical policy and practice, both nationally and internationally. This one-year, intensive programme will teach you about:... [-]


MSc Economics: Social Economics

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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 2019 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 in Population Studies

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

Essential to understanding population dynamics is the study of the demographic behaviour of people, in terms of their life events, e.g. birth, marriage, divorce, health, migration, and death. The master programme focuses on these demographic events, on how decision-making regarding these life events is influenced by the historical, economic, societal, cultural, and medical context, and on how these demographic events have an impact on population-level trends. [+]

Are you interested in population issues like ageing, integration of migrants and poverty? The MSc Population Studies trains you in theories, methods and skills needed to comprehend population dynamics.

Essential to understanding population dynamics is the study of the demographic behaviour of people, in terms of their life events, e.g. birth, marriage, divorce, health, migration, and death. The master programme focuses on these demographic events, on how decision-making regarding these life events is influenced by the historical, economic, societal, cultural, and medical context, and on how these demographic events have an impact on population-level trends.

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Research Master in Behavioural and Social Sciences

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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. ... [-]