Masters Programs in Social Science

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With many entry level jobs today requiring a bachelor’s degree at minimum, a professional master’s degree can prove to be very beneficial. Whether you are fresh out of undergraduate school or looking to advance within your chosen field, a professional master’s degree could give you just the edge you need in the evolving job market.

Some may wonder, “What is a Professional Master in Social Science?” It is a degree program that educates individuals on the current concepts and policies within the social sciences and humanities and prepares individuals to apply such concepts within the business world, domestically or internationally. Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to apply social concepts successfully in efforts to advance company’s dealings in social issues.

With such a degree program students not only learn the concepts dealing with the concentration, but they also gain key business knowledge and experience. These aspects can be applied in many different scenarios, opening up the opportunities for graduates to pursue a number of different career paths.

The cost of the degree varies from school to school. Different factors such as the location of the school, the average cost of attending the particular institution, and whether you study in person or online all play a part in determining the price.

A Professional Master in Social Science prepares individuals to excel in positions dealing with the social sciences, including governmental roles, nonprofits and professional businesses. Individuals with such training may also decide to branch out into other fields such as hospitality or jobs where they deal closely with client relations. Some individuals may also choose to go into business for themselves and become a consultant or contractor for a variety of the aforementioned companies.

Once you have chosen your degree it is important to select the best school for your particular situation. 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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Master of Social Science in Monitoring and Evaluation

Lupane State University
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2019 Zimbabwe Bulawayo

The program is designed to impart advanced theoretical and practical skills in monitoring and evaluation in order to improve the design, implementation, and outcomes of social programs. [+]

The program is designed to impart advanced theoretical and practical skills in monitoring and evaluation in order to improve the design, implementation, and outcomes of social programs.

The main objective of the program is to produce highly qualified evaluation personnel to spearhead the evaluation of development programs and public policies.

Entry Requirements To be admitted to this program prospective students should normally hold an upper second class honors degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or an equivalent from this or another recognized institution, OR Any first degree plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from a recognized university. Duration of Study ... [-]

Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

Southern Cross University
Online Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years March 2019 Australia Bilinga + 2 more

This 2-year postgraduate program will prepare and qualify you to enter the Social Work profession in Australia and work with people and communities towards improving their contexts. [+]

Your study in arts and social sciences, and interest in human rights and social justice can be taken to the professional level with the Master of Social Work. This 2-year postgraduate program will prepare and qualify you to enter the Social Work profession in Australia and work with people and communities towards improving their contexts. You will study child protection, social policy, and law, health issues impacting Indigenous communities and leadership in social work organizations, and undertake practice under the supervision of an experienced social worker.As a graduate, you will have the values and knowledge to be ethical and reflective practitioners in this rewarding field.

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MPhil in Social Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2019 Hong Kong

The MPhil is a research degree that can be pursued either as an end in itself or as a preparation to the PhD degree at either HKUST or elsewhere. While we welcome students from a variety of disciplines to apply, as befits a research degree, we do expect applicants to have a strong background in a social science discipline, and, in addition, the ability to demonstrate promising research potential through a substantial research proposal. [+]

At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level programme in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, programme-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees.

Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research.

The MPhil is a research degree that can be pursued either as an end in itself or as a preparation to the PhD degree at either HKUST or elsewhere. While we welcome students from a variety of disciplines to apply, as befits a research degree, we do expect applicants to have a strong background in a social science discipline, and, in addition, the ability to demonstrate promising research potential through a substantial research proposal.... [-]


Master in Humanities and Social Sciences

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time 2 years April 2019 Japan Hirosaki

Two courses of study are offered in the M.A. program: Cultural Studies and Applied Social Sciences. The goal of each is to turn out highly qualified graduates who can deal with the transformations and institutional reforms that are occurring at both the regional and the global levels of current society. [+]

The Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to the community and the globalized world.

Two courses of study are offered in the M.A. program: Cultural Studies and Applied Social Sciences. The goal of each is to turn out highly qualified graduates who can deal with the transformations and institutional reforms that are occurring at both the regional and the global levels of current society.

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Master of Social Sciences (Economics by Research)

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years

The Department of Economics has an established reputation as one of the largest and leading departments of Economics in the Asia-Pacific region. Faculty members’ research areas span a wide range of economic fields. [+]

Master of Social Sciences (Economics by Research)

The Department of Economics has an established reputation as one of the largest and leading departments of Economics in the Asia-Pacific region. Faculty members’ research areas span a wide range of economic fields, with strength in the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, as well as in particular fields such as game theory and industrial organization, labor economics, education, financial economics, and growth theory and development with special reference to Asia. Our faculty members have recently published in top journals. Recognition of the contributions by the faculty has, inter alia, take the form of editorships; election to membership of scholarly societies; invitations to scholarly conferences; and consultancies with international organizations and the governments of Singapore and other ASEAN countries. Because of the size and diversity of the faculty and the range of its curricular offerings, students can specialize in almost any area of interest in Economics.... [-]


Master in Intelligence

INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global
Online 9 months September 2019 Spain Móstoles Zamora

The official master's degree in Intelligence is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). With this master's degree, the student can choose a mention in Economic Intelligence or in Security and Defense, depending on the elective subjects that he chooses. [+]

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The official master's degree in Intelligence is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). With this master's degree, the student can choose a mention in Economic Intelligence or in Security and Defense, depending on the elective subjects that he chooses.

Although the need to know is an innate characteristic of the human being, as well as the need to anticipate events, the chaos derived from the complex reality in which we move requires a constant effort, usually imperceptible, to order such complexity, equipping itself with instruments that allow the decoding of existing information. This official master's degree of Intelligence makes us see in this way that the human being faces the real world and the information it contains through brain processes that allow ultimately transforming information - whether public or private - into knowledge.... [-]


Master in Societal Resilience

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

How do we as a society cope with complex, collective problems such as climate change, terrorism, and rising healthcare costs? Societal Resilience is the capacity to survive, adapt and grow in the face of these stresses and shocks. In this multidisciplinary Research Master’s programme, you will learn to analyze complex societal problems, but also how to collect, analyze and interpret big data, allowing you to collaborate with societal stakeholders to achieve sustainable solutions for societal issues. [+]

Masters in Social Science. WHY STUDY SOCIETAL RESILIENCE?

How do we as a society cope with complex, collective problems such as climate change, terrorism, and rising healthcare costs? Societal Resilience is the capacity to survive, adapt and grow in the face of these stresses and shocks. In this multidisciplinary Research Master’s programme, you will learn to analyze complex societal problems, but also how to collect, analyze and interpret big data, allowing you to collaborate with societal stakeholders to achieve sustainable solutions for societal issues.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME

In the first year, you will take introductory courses on current and future social problems and resilient responses, and on big and small data in social sciences. You will also get training in research methodology and data analysis. The second year revolves around an internship of 24 credits and a concluding thesis of 30 credits. The thesis is your own piece of social scientific research, and can also be used as a first scientific publication for a future PhD dissertation. In parallel to the courses, you will participate in a community of learners: attending workgroups on tutorials, discussions, and intervision, co-creating knowledge with fellow students and professors.... [-]