Master Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Sweden

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Øresund. Sweden is a developed post-industrial society with an advanced welfare state. The standard of living and life expectancy rank among the highest in the world.

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Master Library & Information Science,Digital Library & Information Services

University of Borås
Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 years August 2017 Sweden Borås

Digital Library and Information Services. Students will understand the significance of digital libraries in their own context, manage the transition of services to the digital sphere, and develop new digital services to satisfy the needs of their clientele. [+]

Master’s programme: Library and Information Science, Digital Library and Information Services

 

Would you like to work at the leading edge of information and library practice? Would you be interested in helping people to make sense of the cyberspace that is becoming so important in their work and lives? Do you want to have all the treasures of human knowledge, acquired through the ages, at your fingertips? This programme will help you to choose your mission and place in life. It offers exciting possibilities of finding the job of your dreams. Digital library and information services in many different sectors, from public and academic libraries to global business and children’s libraries are now seeking staff who have been prepared to work in the digital environment. The knowledge and skills you acquire will be useful in any of these areas because of the pervasive and omnipresent nature of digital resources. You will be the one to lead people to the information they really need. Digital libraries are increasingly significant throughout the world in the provision of information not only to local audiences, but internationally. They are developed by existing library services, by governmental and commercial organizations. Therefore, we offer this programme on a part-time, distance learning basis, to answer the need for professional competence in this area, in a mode that is appropriate for anyone, anywhere in the world. Following the programme, students will be able to understand the significance of digital libraries in their own context, manage the transition... [-]


Master of Arts in Language and Lingustics, Rhetoric

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

As a student with specialisation in Rhetoric, you will deepen and problematise your practical and theoretical knowledge in rhetoric through exercises and studies of rhetorical theory from Aristotle to contemporary rhetoricians. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master's level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. As a Master's student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master's thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

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MA in Language and Linguistics, Italian

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master's level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. As a Master's student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master's thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

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Master in Digital Media Technology (DMT)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The programme in Digital Media Technology focuses on enabling technologies for digital media systems, including technologies for analysing media, generating interactive media, processing and coding, optimising wired and wireless transfer, and distributing digital 3D contents. [+]

The programme in Digital Media Technology focuses on enabling technologies for digital media systems, including technologies for analysing media, generating interactive media, processing and coding, optimising wired and wireless transfer, and distributing digital 3D contents. Graduates of the DMT programme will be both specialists and innovators that are able to shape future digital media technology. The first year will be similar at both DMT entry point universities KTH and TU Delft with four basic courses on signal processing, computer graphics, web services, and communication networks. The second year will accommodate the technical specialisation. The programme will offer six specialisations: (1) Hypermedia, (2) Media Processing and Communications, (3) Medical Imaging, (4) Media Communications Services, (5) Virtual Environments, (6) Semantic Media. Programme The first year is similar at the two entry points with four basic courses on signal processing, computer graphics, programming web services and internet communication. In addition, some elective courses may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation. An important part of the programme are the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) courses. The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab extends media systems engineering projects by a market survey, a business model generation process, and a venture development exercise. We emphasize user driven innovation and holistic analysis of service, technology, organisation and financial perspectives, as new media technologies are disruptive for existing business models and almost always have a significant impact on the culture and social relations. Society-relevant themes will also be at the... [-]

Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics

Örebro University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 Sweden Örebro

Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics offers an exciting education using active learning and providing practical experience in close cooperation with the industry and environmental researchers. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Sweden 2017. Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics offers an exciting education using active learning and providing practical experience in close cooperation with the industry and environmental researchers. Environmental forensics is the systematic and scientific evaluation using various disciplines for the purpose of developing defensible scientific and legal conclusions regarding the source, age and history of chemical pollutants released into the environment. You, together with industry and leading researchers, have the opportunity to develop the knowledge needed for you to contribute to a future resilient society. The education offers insight in several disciplines including analytical and environmental analysis in order to characterize the source and amount of chemical pollutants in the environment as well as describing their history. In order to facilitate a broad understanding of the specialities involved in Environmental Forensics, the curriculum will include a wide-range of multidisciplinary expertise within natural sciences such as environmental science, isotope chemistry, environmental sampling, advanced statistics, and transportation modelling. To ensure that the students gain practical field experience, real-life cases are provided in collaboration with the industry. The education use problem-based learning (PBL) to encourage active learning and to develop problem solving abilities. These skills will be used to identify sources and history of environmental pollution. The program is a two-year programme but can be finished after one year resulting in a 60 credit Master of Science degree in Chemistry. Year one deals with distribution of environmental pollutions, environmental toxicology, forensic analytical methods and... [-]

MA in Literature - Culture - Media, Yiddish

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

The aim of the programme is to strengthen students historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. [+]

Programme overview

The aim of the programme is to strengthen students’ historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. The student can choose to specialise in English, French, General, German, Russian, Spanish, or Yiddish literature, and in Scandinavian studies. There are theoretical courses, discussing aesthetic and cultural topics of a general nature, as well as courses focused on specific literary genres, themes or historical periods. Critical attention is also given to the many forms in which literature enters the media and the public arena in contemporary society. The final examination takes the form of a Master´s thesis.... [-]


MA in Language and Linguistics, Romanian

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics, Romanian at Master's level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master's level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. As a Master's student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master's thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

Specialisation in Romanian... [-]


MA in Language and Linguistics, French

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master's level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master's level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. As a Master's student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master's thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

Specialisation in French... [-]


MA in Language and Linguistics, Cognitive Semiotics

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

Cognitive semiotics is the trans-disciplinary study of language, communication, media and mind, from the perspective of the concepts meaning and sense. Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistic and access to the most modern resources for research and education. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master's level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. As a Master's student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master's thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

Specialisation in Cognitive semiotics... [-]


MA in Literature - Culture - Media, German Literature

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

The aim of the programme is to strengthen students' historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. [+]

Programme overview

The aim of the programme is to strengthen students’ historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. The student can choose to specialise in English, French, General, German, Russian, Spanish, or Yiddish literature, and in Scandinavian studies. There are theoretical courses, discussing aesthetic and cultural topics of a general nature, as well as courses focused on specific literary genres, themes or historical periods. Critical attention is also given to the many forms in which literature enters the media and the public arena in contemporary society. The final examination takes the form of a Master´s thesis.... [-]


MSSc in Child Studies

Linköping University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2  Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Sweden 2017. Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). A core focus of the programme is how to apply the latest research findings in order to critically review, develop and improve policies and practices related to children and childhood. The programme further provides the theoretical and methodological tools that prepare students for designing, planning and conducting research in topics that concern children, childhood and families. Programme description Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). A core focus of the programme is how to apply the latest research findings in order to critically review, develop and improve policies and practices related to children and childhood. The programme further provides the theoretical and methodological tools that prepare students for designing, planning and conducting research in topics that concern children, childhood and families. The programme is hosted by the internationally renowned research department in Child Studies at Linköping University, which has conducted research in child and childhood studies since... [-]

Master in Interventions in Childhood

Jönköping University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Sweden Jönköping

The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood is an interdisciplinary education focusing on effective interventions for children in need of support — beyond what is normally provided to all children. [+]

The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood is an interdisciplinary education focusing on effective interventions for children in need of support — beyond what is normally provided to all children. The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood offers an interdisciplinary education to provide effective interventions for children in need of support for their development, learning and functioning in everyday lifebeyond what is provided to all children. The programme is based on an ecological perspective on child development, learning, and functioning. A critical perspective focusing on the individual, the environment, and their interrelationship, is emphasized. The programme addresses everyday life situations of children in various settings, including family, preschool/school, hospital, and community, and the connection between research and practical everyday work is stressed. The programme is open for international and domestic students. It is closely connected to the CHILD (Children-Health-Intervention-Learning- Development) research programme at the Schools of Education and Communication and Health and Welfare at Jönköping University and associated with the Swedish Institute for Disability Research SIDR). The programme is designed to provide students with a good background for doctoral education, and for leadership roles in early childhood education and care, school-systems, early intervention/habilitation, special education, child healthcare, social services or other child related organizations. Interventions in Childhood is offered as a 1-year (60 credits) and a 2-year (120 credits) programme. Degree 1 year, 60 credits or 2 year 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Child Studies and specialization in Disability Sciences, Health and Caring Sciences, Special Education, or Welfare... [-]

Master in Media Management

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The main objective of the Media Management programme is to provide students with the skills required for managing media enterprises, preparing them for advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies. [+]

Master in Media Management The main objective of the Media Management programme is to provide students with the skills required for managing media enterprises, preparing them for advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies. Programme outlineMedia Management focuses on the development and commercial operation of media products and services aimed at a consumer market. The programme therefore consists of courses offering relevant knowledge regarding technology, content, production, distribution, market understanding and enterprise management in the media industry and related areas.The programme is structured by focusing on two main areas, one with technical courses in media production with emphasis on video, printing, web and interactive media. The other area is concerned with media management and involves one course given by the Stockholm School of Economics in close relation with media industry, including both guest lecturers and project work. The programme is multidisciplinary, combining media technology and computer science with economics, management and business development. It is aimed at students on a Bachelor’s level wishing to acquire the knowledge and skills to manage and develop enterprises in the media industry or using media communication in their business activities. It will also provide a background for PhD studies in this field.Degree projectThe final semester is devoted to the degree project, which is focused on using scientific methodology to solve a problem within the scope of the programme. The project may originate from an industrial problem or be suggested by one of the research groups at the relevant departments. The results are presented in... [-]


Master (One Year) Programme Journalism Connected

Örebro University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Örebro

At the heart of Journalism Connected is the digital reporter, equipped for the globalizing world, who is capable of mastering interactive ICTs in story and content [+]

At the heart of Journalism Connected is the digital reporter, equipped for the globalizing world, who is capable of mastering interactive ICTs in story and content production. A one-year Master's programme with 60 ECTS credits, Journalism Connected is a programme designed for newcomers to journalism. At the heart of Journalism Connected is the digital reporter, equipped for the globalizing world, who is capable of mastering interactive ICTs in story and content production. The Journalism Connected programme is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in the arts, sciences and/or other disciplines and with little or no previous journalism education or experience. It's for those who would like to adapt their competence in, for example, economics, politics, technology or design to journalism. You will acquire a knowledge of digital journalism and skills in reporting, media editing and production. The proliferation of multimedia technologies has made digital and interactive skills necessary for today's journalist to become successful in the profession. Contemporary and future journalists need practical digital knowledge which is different from traditional print or broadcast production, exploiting the distinctive features of new interactive media, such as the ability to design, link, archive, and produce content for multiple platforms, and integrate readers/users through social media. However, core journalism skills are still essential, so students will learn to research, gather, evaluate and analyze information and sources, and to write with accuracy, brevity, and clarity in an ethically informed way. The programme has a global focus on journalism as well as on society. Journalism... [-]

MA in Church Music - Performance Programme

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Master's Programme in Church Music has three specialisations: Arrangement and Composition, Organ and Keyboard, Vocal Music and Choir. [+]

Programme overview

The Master in Church Music programme aims to train musicians with excellent artistic, teaching and professional abilities.



The programme has three specializations:

Arrangement and Composition Organ and Keyboard Vocal Music and Choir

After completing the programme students shall have well-developed knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to partake in various forms of professional work such as soloist work, as a member of a fixed ensemble or as a musician within a parish of the Church of Sweden or other denominations. Students shall also have developed the ability to study independently.

In addition, after completing the programme, students shall have acquired thorough entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing ecclesiastical and cultural life.... [-]