Distance learning Master's Degree in Social Sciences

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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.

Courses in the social sciences prepare students to engage within human society. Through courses such as economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, students may gain a better understanding of how the world around them works.

Distance learning is a method of delivering education to students who are not physically present on campus. Various studies have shown that distance learning programmes can be as efficient and effective as conventional classroom programmes sometimes even better!

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Master of Social Work

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Denver

MSU Denver's Master of Social Work (MSW) Program educates social workers to serve the needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations in a multicultural and global society. MSU Denver's MSW Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the sole accrediting body for social work. [+]

Best Distance learning Masters in Social Sciences 2018. MSU Denver's Master of Social Work (MSW) Program educates social workers to serve the needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations in a multicultural and global society. MSU Denver's MSW Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the sole accrediting body for social work. Our program combines academic, research and field experience into a rigorous curriculum that teaches ethical decision making, scientific inquiry, cultural sensitivity, and global awareness as well as clinical assessment and intervention skills, leadership and management skills, and community organizing. Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver At MSU Denver, students get a high level of instruction at an affordable price. Our MSW program offers: Small class sizes, which means you get more direct contact with your faculty and advisors. Classroom and field experiences that prepare you for an intense professional environment. A diverse faculty with broad expertise who are dedicated to your success in the program. Hands-on advising focused on helping you reach your educational and professional goals. The convenience of online, hybrid or on-campus day, night and weekend course offerings. The most affordable MSW program in Colorado and among the most affordable in the nation. Career Opportunities for Our Graduates With starting wages ranging from $35,000 - $60,000, it's a good time to go into social work. Not only is social work one of the most personally fulfilling professions, it's also a career field primed for growth. The U.S. Bureau of... [-]

Master in Media and Communication Studies: Culture, Collaborative Media, and Creative Industries (Two Years)

Malmö University
Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Malmö

The master’s programme in Media and Communication studies gives you advanced knowledge of digital media through practical approaches in the field. You will work creatively and in an explorative manner with different types of media, while learning to evaluate them from a critical perspective. [+]

The field of media is constantly shifting and in the last decade the changes have been rapid, and a new media landscape has emerged. Digital media of today are characterised by participation and cooperation; media are wholly collaborative, in terms of both production and consumption. 

The master’s programme in Media and Communication studies gives you advanced knowledge of digital media through practical approaches in the field. You will work creatively and in an explorative manner with different types of media, while learning to evaluate them from a critical perspective. 

What is collaborative media?

The field of media is constantly shifting. In the last decade the changes have been rapid, and a new media landscape has emerged – forever reshaping not only the consumers but also the creators and distributors of media. Digital media of today is characterised by participation and cooperation; media are wholly collaborative, in terms of both production and consumption – and this is what is meant by the term ‘collaborative media’.... [-]


Master in Media and Communication Studies: Culture, Collaborative Media, and Creative Industries

Malmö University
Campus or Online Full time 1 year September 2018 Sweden Malmö

The master’s programme in Media and Communication studies gives you advanced knowledge of digital media through practical approaches in the field. You will work creatively and in an explorative manner with different types of media, while learning to evaluate them from a critical perspective. [+]

The field of media is constantly shifting and in the last decade the changes have been rapid, and a new media landscape has emerged. Digital media of today are characterised by participation and cooperation; media are wholly collaborative, in terms of both production and consumption. 

The master’s programme in Media and Communication studies gives you advanced knowledge of digital media through practical approaches in the field. You will work creatively and in an explorative manner with different types of media, while learning to evaluate them from a critical perspective.

What is collaborative media?

The field of media is constantly shifting. In the last decade the changes have been rapid, and a new media landscape has emerged – forever reshaping not only the consumers but also the creators and distributors of media. Digital media of today are characterised by participation and cooperation; media are wholly collaborative, in terms of both production and consumption – and this is what is meant by the term ‘collaborative media.’ ... [-]


Master in Communication for Development

Malmö University
Online Part time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Malmö

In this programme, where the form of study strives to be conducive to the course content, progression lies in the group dynamic process as well as in the coursework itself. The multidisciplinary nature of the subject means that the same content should provide in-depth knowledge for students with different backgrounds. [+]

Communication for Development is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice, combining studies on culture, communication and development and integrating them with practical fieldwork. It explores the use of communication – both as a tool and as a way of articulating processes of social change – within the contexts of globalisation.

In this programme, where the form of study strives to be conducive to the course content, progression lies in the group dynamic process as well as in the coursework itself. The multidisciplinary nature of the subject means that the same content should provide in-depth knowledge for students with different backgrounds. One major point of this pedagogical approach is to bring together different experiences. The group diversity should allow students to deepen their knowledge of their own major as well as gain a sufficient overview based on the academic backgrounds and practical experiences of other students. This will allow them to be able to work both interdisciplinary and transcultural in their future professions.... [-]


Master's Degree In Social Policies And Socio-community Intervention

Universidade da Coruña
Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain A Coruña

The Master is focused on the broad group of graduates mainly from the fields of Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Social Education and Social Work, while also being of interest to graduates of other disciplines, Mainly in the field of Social and Legal Sciences. [+]

Best Distance learning Masters in Social Sciences 2018. Introduction The proposal to create the Master in Social Policies and Sociocommental Intervention (MOPS) Emerges as an alternative to the Master's Degree in International Migration: Research, Migration Policies and Intercultural Mediation (MOMI), which is in extinction after seven academic courses. The formation of the new title, more oriented towards social policies, social exclusion and social and community intervention arises from the need for emerging demands for professional qualification, but also for updating knowledge on the part of academic-scientific, Action in the face of emerging social problems today. The Master is focused on the broad group of graduates mainly from the fields of Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Social Education and Social Work, while also being of interest to graduates of other disciplines, Mainly in the field of Social and Legal Sciences. The Master has a duration of two academic years. The first course offers specialized training in social policies, processes of exclusion and socio-community intervention with theoretical-practical and methodological contents. In the second course, the student must choose a specialty: Migration, Gender, or Aging and family transformations. The training process culminates with the completion of the practices and the Final Master's Work (TFM). Why study the degree The Master in Social Policies and Sociocommunity Intervention offers the possibility to be attended in person or distance. In addition, three specialties are offered: Migrations, Gender, and Aging and family transformations. The main objective is to provide specialized and quality training for people who will develop... [-]

Master in Career Guidance and Counseling

European University Cyprus
Campus or Online Full time 18 months September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia

The program seeks to provide a high level of scientific knowledge to prepare qualified scientists who will help individuals in career planning, professional and educational guidance, and in career development and growth. [+]

The program seeks to provide a high level of scientific knowledge to prepare qualified scientists who will help individuals in career planning, professional and educational guidance, and in career development and growth. Employment Opportunities Career Guidance and Counselling in the public and private education sector, Youth and Employment Programs, Human Resource sector, freelance consultant. [-]

Master in Political Marketing

Rome Business School
Campus or Online Part time 12 months March 2018 Italy Rome

Join the most international business school in Europe! The Master’s Degree in Political Marketing is aimed at providing the knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively and professionally manage the communication and marketing processes that support political campaigns and activities. [+]

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Starting date: each year, in March and October. Working in politics has never required as many professional competencies as in this historical period. Playing an active role in an electoral campaign on in the life of a party, but also writing about politics on a daily basis, are activities that, without specific training and without the mastery of the most up-to-date techniques, risk being unproductive.

The Master’s Degree in Political Marketing is aimed at providing the knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively and professionally manage the communication and marketing processes that support political campaigns and activities. Political-Electoral Marketing - Strategy - Market research for politics - Segmentation, targeting and positioning for politics - Political-Electoral marketing mix - Marketing 2.0 and 3.0 for politics Web and Social media for politics - Web and Social Media campaign planning, implementation and control for politics - Using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for political communication - Political blogging - Emailing techniques Public speaking - Verbal and Non-verbal communication - Feedback effectiveness - Active listening - Steps for an effective public presentation Political Press Office - Political journalism - The Press Office - The planning of activities - Implementing actions and monitoring results. Organising events - Choice and ideation of the most suitable event in order to reach objectives - Project definition - Budget definition through the evaluation of economic aspects - Promotion: online through social media and offline through traditional media -... [-]


Master's Degree In Psychology Of Work, Organizations And Human Resources

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus or Online Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Castellón

The goal is to prepare students in their classroom and distance learning, as competent professionals in psychology of work, organizations and human resources at the basic level (unsupervised). It combines professional and research orientation that allows access to doctoral studies. [+]

The goal is to prepare students in their classroom and distance learning, as competent professionals in psychology of work, organizations and human resources at the basic level (unsupervised). It combines professional and research orientation that allows access to doctoral studies. In addition, they are participating practitioners and researchers from recognized national and international prestige. It has the involvement of leading companies from an orientation inspired by the scientific and professional approach (ENOP) and R2P (Research to Practice), which assumes that a good professional preparation involves the acquisition of professional and research skills. Coordination: Isabel María Martínez Martínez and Susana Llorens Gumbau. Department of Psychology, Education, Social and Methodology. UJI. Number of credits: 60 ECTS credits Duration: one academic year (October 2017 / September 2018) Method: face / distance (October 2017 / September 2018) Language of teaching: Spanish Price: pending publication (2016: € 46.20 / credit) [-]

Master of International Development

Massey University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 years March 2018 New Zealand Palmerston North + 1 more

The Master of International Development is a 180-credit course that can follow on immediately from your bachelor’s degree. [+]

Best Distance learning Masters in Social Sciences 2018. The Master of International Development is a 180-credit course that can follow on immediately from your bachelor’s degree. Deepen your understanding to effect change You will gain an advanced understanding of how global economic, social, political and environmental forces affect people and shape different parts of the world. These insights will allow you to recognise where inequalities lie and identify strategies to help overcome poverty and enhance human wellbeing. Learn from experts in the field Massey University was, in 1989, the first university in New Zealand to offer postgraduate qualifications in development studies. We’ve built on that reputation by developing world-class courses in international development. Our professors and lecturers are scholars and active researchers, but are also people with experience in development policy and practice in diverse contexts including the Pacific, Asia and Africa. Get great career skills Graduates of the Master of International Development will be able to: demonstrate knowledge and skills that can be applied in developing policy and strategies, and in managing and evaluating international development programmes critically and rigorously evaluate contemporary international development theories, policies and approaches conduct independent research and analysis of international development issues, collect relevant data, and be able to write persuasively about this demonstrate mastery of social science research approaches and techniques and be able to undertake independent research in a well-planned and ethical manner interpret research findings and draw out relevant implications for development theory, policy and practice. Master of International Development structure... [-]

Master in Middle Eastern Studies

University of Geneva
Campus or Online Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master’s programme in Middle Eastern studies allows students to an in-depth understanding of the issues the region is facing, from a historical, cultural and geopolitical perspective. Within this programme, students will study social mobilizations and democratisation processes in the Middle East, the stability in Maghreb and Mashreq countries and the rising of the areas as major player in the field of the arts and heritage. This Master also analyses the influence of new players on the regional stage, including Turkey and the Gulf states, and addresses the economics of oil revenues. [+]

Master Moyen-Orient Le Moyen-Orient représente un espace de diversités ethnique, confessionnelle, économique et politique qui fait à la fois sa complexité et sa richesse. C’est aussi une région stratégique, prometteuse et vulnérable. Plus récemment, les Printemps arabes ont propulsé le Moyen-Orient sous les feux de l’actualité. Les défis de la transition interviennent dans un contexte marqué par l’accélération des mutations économiques, politiques et culturelles, sur le plan tant national que global. Le Master dédié au Moyen-Orient permet d’approfondir et d’enrichir la réflexion sur toutes les problématiques liées à cette région: son histoire, sa culture et sa géopolitique. Il se propose d’étudier les mobilisations sociales, les processus de démocratisation, la stabilité au Maghreb et au Machrek et l’émergence de cette aire dans le domaine des arts et du patrimoine. Ce Master analyse également l’influence de nouveaux acteurs tels que la Turquie et les pays du Golfe, et s’arrêtera sur l’économie de la rente pétrolière. Ce programme propose une formation aux étudiants désireux de se spécialiser dans les questions relatives au Moyen-Orient en adoptant une approche ouverte et pluridisciplinaire. Programme d'études Enseignements obligatoires du tronc commun (30Crédits) : Histoire du Moyen-Orient contemporain Géopolitique et régimes politiques du Moyen-Orient Orient, orientalisme(s), Occident Economie politique Globalisation et enjeux culturels au Moyen-Orient Enseignements de spécialisation (30Crédits) : Approfondissement dans un ou plusieurs domaines du tronc commun Enseignements à option (30Crédits) Stage ou mémoire (30Crédits) Mobilité L’Institut permet la mobilité au niveau du Master, à condition que la durée du séjour n’excède pas un semestre, compte... [-]

Master of Social Sciences

Asia e University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

The MSS (By Research) programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of postgraduate students who intend to specialise in the area of social sciences. [+]

The MSS (By Research) programme is specificaly designed to meet the needs of postgraduate students who intend to specialise in the area of social sciences. This blended learning programme is targeted to individuals keen on advanced research and academic pursuits at educational institutions, as well as those who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in these areas. This programme is offered  by Asia e University, a multinational and dual mode university recognised by 32 member countries of the Asia Corporation Dialoque (ACD).

Learning Objectives

1. Enhance students' practical knowledge and ability to solve current issues and problems faced by contemporary Asian society in any field of social sciences. ... [-]


Master in Modern Indian Studies

University of Göttingen
Campus or Online Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

This English-language Master's degree programme unites perspectives from the humanities, the social sciences and economics. [+]

Master in Modern Indian Studies (M.A.)For prospective India specialists: This English-language Master's degree programme unites perspectives from the humanities, the social sciences and economics. In addition to academic knowledge specific to India, you will acquire well-founded essential knowledge from Regional and Cultural Studies. This will be consolidated by a visit to India, integrated into the degree programme. Topics taught include social, cultural and economic phenomena of modern India. The programme is supported by the interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS).The English-language master's degree programme in Modern Indian Studies provides in-depth specialized knowledge of the subject, the ability to work independently on subject specific and interdisciplinary research and to apply gained insights. The degree programme qualifies students for a successful career by provision of expertise, methodological and analytical skills and forms the basis for further studies in doctoral degree programs.... [-]


Master of Family Studies

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time January 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Family Studies draws on the research and practice expertise of the University’s internationally renowned Family Action Centre, Discipline of Family Studies, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine. As a Centre engaged in the provision of family programs, research and policy advocacy, the Family Action Centre is well positioned to provide theoretical and practical education that will equip graduates for leading roles in family work positions or for the application of Family Studies in other professional roles in fields where understandings of families are important. [+]

Best Distance learning Masters in Social Sciences 2018. The University of Newcastle’s Master of Family Studies is a newly developed program designed for students looking to advance their career opportunities in family study fields. The program has been designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas including family studies and cultural diversity, equipping you with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work based positions. The Master of Family Studies can be either structured as a general program or with a specialisation in one of the following areas: Intensive Family Practice International Family Studies Working with Men and Fathers As a graduate, you will be qualified to effectively support families in areas such as intensive family support and counselling, working with men and fathers, disability and drug and alcohol abuse. Skilled and highly educated workers in these areas of expertise are essential. The Master of Family Studies will prepare you with these skills, ensuring you are equipped to deal with the complex issues that arise in varied cultural, social and political contexts. Our advanced online and blended delivery learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. Is it for you? Are you looking for a career that enables you to make a real difference in people’s lives? Do you have a bachelor degree in a related field? The Master of Family Studies could be the advanced program that gives your career the meaning you’ve... [-]

Master of Social Change and Development

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time Part time July 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Social Change and Development covers all aspects of social change, from the macro global issues to their impact on regional and local communities. This is achieved through a balance of theoretical and practical coursework which can be delivered online or face-to-face via a blended learning approach to accommodate your needs. Once armed with these skills, you will be able to work effectively as an administrator, field officer, researcher, development planner, educator or manager. [+]

If a career in not-for-profit or government aid appeals to your sense of adventure or you already have the desire and passion to pursue a career in the professional service of others, then the Master of Social Change and Development will provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to begin that journey. With growing demand for qualified professionals to undertake roles in community development and policy analysis, the University of Newcastle’s program will enable you to take on positions within funded development projects, aid organisations and government departments. It could also take you outside of Australia to developing countries, which are supported through government departments. The Master of Social Change and Development covers all aspects of social change, from the macro global issues to their impact on regional and local communities. This is achieved through a balance of theoretical and practical coursework which can be delivered online or face-to-face via a blended learning approach to accommodate your needs. Once armed with these skills, you will be able to work effectively as an administrator, field officer, researcher, development planner, educator or manager. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Master of Social Change and Development at a time that suits you. Is it for you? If you are looking for an opportunity to improve your contribution and effectiveness in the area of social change and development, the Master of Social... [-]

Master of Social Change and Development

University of Newcastle
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Social Change and Development can lead to you working with overseas aid organisations, local government in Australia or a developing country, the Ministry of Finance in a developing country, sustainable food security projects, or community development. Be equipped to make a difference in the world. [+]

The Master of Social Change and Development can lead to you working with overseas aid organisations, local government in Australia or a developing country, the Ministry of Finance in a developing country, sustainable food security projects, or community development. Be equipped to make a difference in the world.

What will I study

The University of Newcastle now has an established reputation, both nationally and internationally, as a provider of this high-quality postgraduate coursework program. The program has been in operation for eight years, with a continuously increasing number of participating students from Australia and the world.

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