A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.
Social Sciences programs give students a foundational understanding of complex sociological and psychological principles that prepares them for careers in non-profit organizations, treatment facilities, home healthcare and government agencies. Common course topics include sociology, psychology, ethics, grant writing, research and social policy.
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MAS Art & Society provides advanced education for agents working with art in social transformation. The MAS consist of three Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS) programmes and a MAS Project. [+]
Chin Chun WarehouseZurich University of the Arts
Programme ObjectivesThe Master of Advanced Studies Art & Society provides higher education in the field of Art & Society for professionals with practical experience and with an interest in working with art in social transformation processes.
Topics cover DIWO (do it with others) Culture, Crafts & Skills, Urban Agriculture, Art-led Participatory Processes, Practice Theory, Research Practice, Upcycling, Self-Organisation, Alternative Economy, Study Tours in IN--Bangalore, JP-Echigo Tsumari, CU-Havana, HK-Hong Kong, ID-Jakarta, ID-Jatiwangi, MY-Kuala Lumpur, CH-Zurich, etc.Modules focus on and take place in real-life contexts. They are designed collaboratively with local partner organizations, with artists, community and social workers, and researchers.... [-]
The multidisciplinary, research-based Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS) focuses on the key themes in the dynamics of contemporary societies, both in a European and a global context. [+]
Is your goal to understand the complex issues associated with contemporary societies? 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 COS!
The multidisciplinary, research-based Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS) focuses on the key themes in the dynamics of contemporary societies, both in a European and a global context. Depending on your study track, one or several of the following pathways are available to you: Ethnic Relations and Migration, Mind and Society, Socio-Cultural Shifts, and Sources of Inequalities.... [-]
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. [+]
Duration: 120 credits, 2 years of full-time study
Degree awarded: Master of Arts, Master of Theology
Annual intake: 20
Tuition fee: 10 000 € for students from non-EU/EEA countries
In the midst of the growing diversity and complexity of today’s rapidly changing world, people suffering from poverty, deprivation of legal rights, and cultural and social isolation has become a growing global concern. These issues are examples of a phenomenon termed social exclusion; a complex condition that extends beyond economic disadvantage and poverty. It is a multifaceted process through which people lose political, legal, and social agency, and through which they are stigmatized or discriminated against. Social exclusion is therefore closely linked to culture and history, how we interact and make boundaries, how we think about society, what we take to be true, and how we envision a good world.... [-]
MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. [+]
MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's program, open to students with a second cycle degree or one-long cycle degree in social sciences(including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and the public policies to meet these challenges at the national, European and global level.
MAPS graduates receive an Advanced Master's Degree from the University of Torino. All courses are taught in English.
MAPS aims to provide an in-depth understanding of:globalization trends and their consequences for public policy at national and European level; European Governance and the politics of European policymaking welfare state challenges and developments in a global perspective; current socioeconomic and demographic change trends; the ongoing tensions between economic and social policies in Europe. ... [-]
This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challenges facing contemporary societies and welfare states. [+]
Education's importance for individual life chances and societal development continues to rise worldwide. Changes in schooling, vocational training and higher education as well as informal, inclusive and lifelong learning emphasize this growing significance.
This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challenges facing contemporary societies and welfare states.
English-language-based, the programme distinctively unites social scientific analysis of education and social systems and policies at local, national, European, and global levels. It combines historical, cultural, political, educational and sociological perspectives on educational institutions and organizations as well as their conditions and their consequences.... [-]
The Cultural Sociology Master’s degree seeks for students with a strong interest in the development of contemporary societies, who want to research topics such as globalization, migration, popular culture, changes in identity and societal transformations. [+]
The Cultural Sociology Master’s degree seeks for students with a strong interest in the development of contemporary societies, who want to research topics such as globalization, migration, popular culture, changes in identity and societal transformations.
The program is intended for full-time study, with a standard length of 4 semesters. It is offered to students who have already earned an undergraduate degree in the fields of humanities, social sciences, political science or other related fields. To earn the diploma, students must obtain 120 ECTS credits for coursework, successfully complete a thesis (about 20 000 words in length) and pass the final examination.
The program builds on a well-established tradition of research and teaching in the field of cultural sociology at Masaryk University’s Department of Sociology. The points of interest range from organizational and popular culture to religion and urban studies, yet the two topical areas which give the program its particular profile are the study of ethno-national boundaries (including, e.g., migration and transnationalism) and the study of collective memory (including, e.g., generational memory and collective trauma). Today, the research and teaching activities in the field evolve around the Department’s Center for Cultural Sociology. Although the Center was formally instituted only in 2008, its foundation already reflected the many courses – focusing, for example and besides the above mentioned topics, on civic culture, identity formation, gender and sexuality, race, anti-Semitism and protest culture – which had long been offered by the Department in its various study programs. Many of the Center’s... [-]
Want to become a visionary leader who knows how to deal with change in the complex society? Choosing studies in the Master’s degree programme in Leadership for Change will help you to achieve your goal. [+]
Apply between 4 December 2018 - 23 January 2019Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences, depending on specialisation Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year
Read more about Scholarships New kinds of leadership skills are in demand at local, national, international and global levels. The challenges societies face have increased in complexity. Environmental and energy problems, the dynamics of global security, management of regional crises, provision of cost-effective public services and development of fertile grounds for entrepreneurship and business development are all systemic in nature. This means that various institutions and civil society actors must work together, negotiate and agree on the new ways of doing things. Master's degree programme in Leadership for Change enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. In the programme, leadership is understood as a capability to deal with change. Major changes require joint efforts of the government, private companies and other institutions. The Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere provides a unique setting for studying multifaceted leadership dynamics. We bring together the perspectives of business and management from the private sector, the understanding about institutions and governance from the public administration, as well as the knowledge of international relations and political processes from the area of politics. The faculty offers... [-]
The aim of our programme is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social groups. In the seminars and lectures, our students investigate social problems and issues in today´s world from a perspective of interconnectedness between the social activities of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. [+]
Comparative Social Research
In our globalized world of today a huge variety of nations, cultures and societies comprised of an even bigger variance of political, ethical, religious and other groups, are interconnected and develop in relation with each other. That is why it is of utmost importance to find solutions to contemporary problems and conflicts, which take into account the characteristics and conditions of all societies and social groups concerned. But in order to judge if policies around the globe are successful in solving today's problems, we need to understand and explain, how societies in their plural existence evolve and why they do this in a particular way. To do so is the approach of comparative social research!... [-]
Through IPSL’s independently designed and curated reflections seminars, “Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA), “ students receive a foundation of the history and key practices of community building and civic engagement, from domestic and international volunteerism, community organizing, grassroots social movements, and activism. [+]
*IPSL Institute for Global Learning is excited to announce an automatic USD$8000 scholarship for individuals who enroll in the Spring 2019 cohort.
The Master of Arts in Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA) has built-in study abroad terms and is designed to meet the international demand for ethical leaders who can effectively engage and facilitate partnerships and empower communities.
Similar to IPSL Institute for Global Learning’s MA in International Development & Service (IDS), students are prepared for careers with nonprofit, government, and community development organizations through an interdisciplinary program that combines rigorous academic training with hands-on skill development through volunteer service in several countries.... [-]
GeT MA – the German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences – is a unique, interdisciplinary, two-year masters program, which offers an excellent education in Europe’s two vibrant capitals: Berlin and Ankara. [+]
German Turkish Masters in Social Sciences - GeT MA
GeT MA – the German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences – is a unique, interdisciplinary, two-year masters program, which offers an excellent education in Europe’s two vibrant capitals: Berlin and Ankara. GeT MA is designed for students from all over the world who aim to pursue an international career in government agencies, NGOs, administration, journalism or research. The program is taught at the Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. GeT MA is part of the Ernst-Reuter-Initiative of the German and Turkish Foreign Ministries and is supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.... [-]
Our flexible Master of Research degree provides you with the core skills you need to carry out robust social research, with the opportunity to choose your own areas of specialism. [+]
Our flexible Master of Research degree provides you with the core skills you need to carry out robust social research, with the opportunity to choose your own areas of specialism.
You’ll gain the contemporary knowledge you need to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, understand social behaviour and critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research. The course also offers a wide range of optional modules to choose from – refining your research abilities in the areas you’re most passionate about.
Through your studies, you’ll open up a wealth of opportunities in social research-related careers or pave the way to conducting a PhD. The opportunities after graduating are as diverse as your interests, and fully funded places are available on the course through the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which has approved our MRes Applied Social Research as meeting its rigorous requirements for postgraduate research training.... [-]
This International Master is a joint degree delivered and awarded by four universities: the University of Glasgow (UK), the University of Malta, the Open University of Cyprus and Tallinn University (Estonia). [+]
This International Master is a joint degree delivered and awarded by four universities: the University of Glasgow (UK), the University of Malta, the Open University of Cyprus and Tallinn University (Estonia).Objectives of the Programme A distinctive feature of this programme is the connection between theory and practice, gained through focused placements and mobility periods between the partner universities. It draws together the recognized strengths of the consortium partners into a relevant, joint degree that engages with and responds to such issues as social inequality, migration and intercultural cooperation. The programme aims to deliver a curriculum that enables people to work with adults effectively and competently in changing socially diverse contexts. You will receive a theoretical grounding in adult education, as well as intercultural and practical skills development through teaching placements, focused seminars and online courses. Structure of the Programme ... [-]