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72 Masters Programs in Social Science Studies

The term “social sciences” is used to broadly define a large category of different degrees and career opportunities. Obtaining a Master in Social Sciences helps open the door to a wide variety of fields, including sociology, political science, psychology, theology, anthropology, humanities and more. Whether you prefer to study the intricacies of the human mind and relationships between… Read more

The term “social sciences” is used to broadly define a large category of different degrees and career opportunities. Obtaining a Master in Social Sciences helps open the door to a wide variety of fields, including sociology, political science, psychology, theology, anthropology, humanities and more. Whether you prefer to study the intricacies of the human mind and relationships between people today, or you want to dig into the history of cultures and civilizations, social sciences can provide the foundation you need.

What is a Master in Social Sciences? A master’s degree in any of the social sciences can provide you with a foundation for numerous jobs in a myriad of fields. These degrees help you understand history, human behavior and social interactions, translating into many different career paths down the road. By tracing human interaction to its social, cultural and historical origins, you will be better equipped to tackle modern-day problems and find realistic and achievable solutions.

There are many schools today that offer Masters in Social Sciences, and the cost of each program can vary depending on several factors. The cost can also vary widely depending on whether you choose to pursue an education in the U.S. or an international university, so it’s something you should research carefully before committing to a program.

With a Master in Social Sciences degree, you may choose to pursue a position working directly with people, such as social work, law or criminal justice, or merge your extensive knowledge of human interactions with other fields, such as computer sciences or human resource management. Other practical applications in this field include careers in counseling, law enforcement and forensic science, education, government, journalism and statistics.

To get started, identify the field in social sciences that most interests you and start an online search for schools that offer the program. You can easily find in-depth information about social science master’s programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Bristol Law School
Bristol, United Kingdom

The MSc in Social Legal Studies presents an exciting opportunity to explore the role of law in society at a critical time in history - and cultivate a deep understanding of in ... +

The MSc in Social Legal Studies presents an exciting opportunity to explore the role of law in society at a critical time in history - and cultivate a deep understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of law and legal phenomena. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Åbo Akademi University
Turku, Finland

This programme stems from the need to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of social exclusion. It takes seriously the need to provide analytical tools for critically reflec ... +

This programme stems from the need to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of social exclusion. It takes seriously the need to provide analytical tools for critically reflecting on our social and cultural futures from a larger perspective based in the humanities, and anchored in subjects such as History, Ethics, Philosophy, The study of Religion, Gender Studies, Theology and Minority studies. The programme taps into a set of topical global issues and brings to the surface relevant factors and dimensions that underlie the process of social exclusion; values, ideas, beliefs, trends, ideologies, practices in combination with the individual and social agency, capabilities and power. The skillset provided by this programme is useful both for students seeking a career in a range of organisations and for those who are aiming for a career in research. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to tu ... +

In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations. -
Master
Full-time
English
05 Sep 2022
Campus
 

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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Social Media and Society trains you to critically engage with the profound societal changes that social media bring about, with hands-on experience with analysis of ... +

The MA in Social Media and Society trains you to critically engage with the profound societal changes that social media bring about, with hands-on experience with analysis of social media data. The internship familiarizes yourself with the job market and kick-starts your career. Acquired skills include cutting-edge knowledge of social media, social media analysis, profound insights in social media use, excellent communication and writing skills, social media management skills, and entrepreneurial skills. -
MA
Full-time
18 months
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
University of Sussex Online
London, United Kingdom

Taught 100% online, this flexible course offers you the opportunity to study Sussex’s Media, Ethics and Social Change MA from wherever you are in the world. Designed for profe ... +

Taught 100% online, this flexible course offers you the opportunity to study Sussex’s Media, Ethics and Social Change MA from wherever you are in the world. Designed for professionals striving to progress their career and make a real impact, you’ll graduate with the confidence to lead change and challenge the status quo. -
MA
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Online
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

As societies become increasingly diverse, change rapidly, and are confronted with inequalities, there is a growing need for professionals trained in the analysis of these dyna ... +

As societies become increasingly diverse, change rapidly, and are confronted with inequalities, there is a growing need for professionals trained in the analysis of these dynamics. To become an expert in the analysis of contemporary societies, choose the Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences. It is based on a cohort le ... +

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences. It is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, and collaboration. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

Challenge conventional views on children and childhood. This master’s program is interdisciplinary and focuses on the critical study of questions related to children and child ... +

Challenge conventional views on children and childhood. This master’s program is interdisciplinary and focuses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

The Master of Science in Social Scientific Data Analysis will prepare you to become a professional researcher/social scientific data analyst with a specialisation on the resea ... +

The Master of Science in Social Scientific Data Analysis will prepare you to become a professional researcher/social scientific data analyst with a specialisation on the research process and research methodology. Coursework involves extensive and intensive training in the process of conducting social research, research design, methodology, qualitative and quantitative methods (students are taught to programme using state-of-the-art statistical software ’R’), as well as applied theory, theory building, and a range of interdisciplinary theories. As a graduate, you will be well suited for two complementary job markets: as data analysts, researchers, and research project managers within the private and public spheres, and civil society, as well as PhD candidateships within academia. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Our new Organising Social Impact Master’s programme prepares you for work in grassroots, non-profit, public and private organisations committed to advancing society, making it ... +

Our new Organising Social Impact Master’s programme prepares you for work in grassroots, non-profit, public and private organisations committed to advancing society, making it more sustainable, inclusive and just. We offer you a unique combination of interdisciplinary theoretical knowledge, research methodologies, professional skills and experience in the field. This programme will enable you to understand organising as action and process to foster institutional transformation, both in theory and in practice. It will allow you to explore how you can have an impact and become part of social change. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Social statistics and social research provide policymakers, academics and others with valuable insights into the behaviour of people. This Masters course will give you an unde ... +

Social statistics and social research provide policymakers, academics and others with valuable insights into the behaviour of people. This Masters course will give you an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on quantitative methods and social statistics. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
The New School
New York, USA

Through the Liberal Studies program, you will critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time. The MA in Liberal Studies offers practical writing tools ... +

Through the Liberal Studies program, you will critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time. The MA in Liberal Studies offers practical writing tools and guided in-depth study in cross-disciplinary courses taught by renowned faculty, who share the values of rigorous critical inquiry and thoughtful expression. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

To train high-level specialists in the analysis of various cultural manifestations, as well as in the management and programming of specialized cultural activities and project ... +

To train high-level specialists in the analysis of various cultural manifestations, as well as in the management and programming of specialized cultural activities and projects: exhibitions, audiovisual shows, heritage, museums, galleries and generalists: managers of local institutions, foundations, cultural companies public and private. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish, Gallegan
Sep 2022
13 Aug 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

The Master in European Contemporary History is designed to provide students with high-level education in European history, covering topics such as the political and socio-econ ... +

The Master in European Contemporary History is designed to provide students with high-level education in European history, covering topics such as the political and socio-economic aspects of the European integration process, the construction of social and cultural identity throughout Europe, and European migration. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English, German, French
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

The MSc in Social Data Analytics equips students with a range of social scientific, computational, informational, statistical, and visual analytics skills, for the analysis of ... +

The MSc in Social Data Analytics equips students with a range of social scientific, computational, informational, statistical, and visual analytics skills, for the analysis of large or complex data that arise from human interaction. Students will receive training in sociological analysis, as well as core coding and programming skills, allowing them to avail of emergent technologies to manage real-world challenges, and conduct informed decision making. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus