Master in Social Sciences in Germany

Compare Masters Programs in Social Sciences in Germany 2018

Social Sciences

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin.

Top Master Programs in Social Sciences in Germany 2018

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Master in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H)
Campus Full time 2 - 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Witten

The Master programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized ... [+]

The Master programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized world. The Master PPE in Witten is also a tailor-made programme for any career in leading positions at the interface of politics, economics and (civil) society. Our graduates find career prospects in a range of political and social fields, NGOs, management, further education, personnel and organisation development, economic and political consulting. The programme starts in the winter semester. Applications must be submitted until June 30th.... [-]


Master in Business and Organizational Psychology

Steinbeis University Berlin - Institute of Executive Capabilities
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2018 Germany Berlin

The mission of the Business and Organizational Psychology course is to teach you the essential functional and managerial expertise and to develop the personal skills you need to understand and shape the many factors and mechanisms at work in any organization. [+]

Master in Business and Organizational Psychology

The mission of the Business and Organizational Psychology course is to teach you the essential functional and managerial expertise and to develop the personal skills you need to understand and shape the many factors and mechanisms at work in any organization.

You will be able to use the practice-oriented expertise that you will obtain and acquire in the IEC course in many organizational and commercial areas that are becoming increasingly relevant in modern business:

in many areas of HR management (including leadership, HR, and organizational development). in marketing. in market research. in project activities and the management of the network. in consulting. ... [-]

Double Master’s in Demography and Social Inequality

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. [+]

In cooperation with the University of Groningen

The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme spend one year studying at each university and graduate with two master’s degrees: a Master of Sciences in Sociology and Social Research issued by the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies issued by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

The international master's programme focuses on demographic change, population dynamics and the challenges faced by modern societies due to increasing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and migration. Students will learn to apply advanced social research methods and data analysis, providing necessary tools to deal with current issues such as ageing, social inequality, family, integration and education, among others. Students will have the possibility of acquiring in-depth knowledge of these topics and developing interdisciplinary research skills.... [-]


Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Cologne

The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. [+]

SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH

The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. The Sociology and Social Research master programme is set out as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master degree, based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of sociology. The core and advanced sections of the master programme cover methodological foundations of sociology and social research. The specialisation section consists of a research seminar as well as advanced modules in sociology and social research. The supplementary section serves to develop a more specific profile—either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying your knowledge. Further modules in business administration as well as in social sciences and economics are available to students.... [-]


Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation

University of Bonn
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Bonn

A one-year postgraduate program, offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). Taught by ZEI professors and a flying faculty of renowned experts from all over the EU, you will be a part of an international group of young professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. [+]

The development of the European Union has increased the need for comprehensive expertise in European affairs as well as the sources and effects of integration at all levels of government and in the private sector in the EU. ZEI's Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation prepares students for an international career in EU institutions, international organizations, national administrations, NGOs and global companies.

The transformation process of the EU includes and affects the development of EU institutions and their interplay with national institutions in the EU Member States. Based on subsequent treaty changes, more and more sovereignty has been transferred from the national to the EU level. The program examines the implications of EU governance for the EU as well as for its Member States, also taking into account national reservations. The program also introduces ZEI students to the basic theories and methods of economic integration and economic and monetary governance in the EU. ... [-]


European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR)

University of Oldenburg
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Germany Oldenburg

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. [+]

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. The first cohort set out to study in September 2011; since 2013 the programme is fully accredited by the national agencies as part of the European pilot project JOQAR.

EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organsiations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate's employment. The seven partner institutions ans potential hosts during your studies are:

University of Oldenburg, Germany (coordinating) Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan Mbarara University for Science & Technology, Uganda University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic University of Stavanger, Norway University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa ... [-]

Master in Politics, Administration & International Relations

Zeppelin University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2018 Germany Friedrichshafen

For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations. [+]

For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations.

New Educational Dimensions for the Management of Politics, Administration, and Organizations

The public sector finds itself in one of the most important phases of transformation in the history of modern statehood. The following examples are indicative of this profound change:

European integration; new global and regional interdependence; the call for more efficient and more citizen-oriented administrative management; debates about privatization, public-private partnerships, or de-bureaucratization; the introduction of Electronic Government; the crisis of confidence in public institutions, with issues concerning ethical standards and new forms of political communication. This doesn't just include public, communal, and international administration, but rather public enterprises, non-government organizations, non-profit organizations, and political authorities such as alliances, parties, and parliaments. ... [-]

Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years April 2018 Germany Birkenfeld

Many people regard the 21st century as the “Asia Pacific century” as a result of the region’s continuous and robust growth. The region’s prominence can be witnessed through its increasing political power in the G-20 and economic interdependence that boosts steady growth. [+]

The Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The program encourages students to analyze complicated and ever-changing sociocultural conditions and international issues, pursue feasible solutions and pave a path to a prosperous future for the region. Students accumulate professional knowledge and insights, interpret complex facts in objective and systematic manners and provide insightful solutions to problems.

A broad range of issues is addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. This program nurtures students’ research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data, and test arguments and hypotheses. Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies.... [-]


Master Governance and Human Rights

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Berlin Lüneburg + 1 more

The Master’s Programme in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. Students learn to use good governance principles to protect human rights. The programme primarily uses e-learning tools and is also designed for professional students. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. In seven modules, the students will learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance and international and regional human rights regimes and how they are interrelated. The students and scholars of the Master of Governance and Human Rights will design, plan, organize, and realize their own project addressing a practical challenge related to the field of governance and human rights.

As the programme is designed for students from all over the world, it primarily takes place on the internet using online learning tools. There are three mandatory classroom session lasting two weeks each (at the start of the programme, after one year and in the end after two years) which take place in Berlin and Lüneburg.... [-]


Master Public Economics, Law & Politics

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 semesters October 2018 Germany Lüneburg + 1 more

The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states are largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected by dynamic transformation processes resulting from globalization and internationalization trends. [+]

The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states are largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected by dynamic transformation processes resulting from globalization and internationalization trends. This has led to the formation of modified statehood forms and new patterns of relationships between state, society and the economy. The Master's degree in Political Science-Public Economics, Law and Politics applies a theoretical and methodological, as well as problem-oriented and integrated, political analysis of these dynamic interactions.

CONTENT AND RATIONALE

Studies in political science at Leuphana Graduate School combine disciplines, which traditionally deal with the relationship of state, society, and business and economics. Questions, issues and approaches to solutions resulting from these intricately interwoven relationships are analyzed and treated from the joined perspectives of political science, economics and law. The focus is placed on the causes, background, as well as social and economic effects and consequences, of government action. Thus, the course aims at achieving a comprehensive reflection on the relationship between politics, law and economics by applying the tools provided by political science as a discipline, reinforced by interdisciplinary observations. This course of study is part of the scholarship programme Public Policy and Good Governance of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Every year, DAAD selects around ten scholarship holders from Central and South American, African and Asian countries to come and study at Leuphana Graduate School. They enhance the experience of studying on this programme by lending... [-]


Master Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Germany Berlin

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the postgraduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). [+]

MA - Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

The Alice Salomon Hochschule -UniversityofApplied Sciences- in Berlin, Germany, offers the postgraduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is realized in cooperation with:

Centrum for Post gradual Studies of Social Work, Berlin. Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Malmö University, Department of Social Work. University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work. University of Ljubljana, Department for Social Justice and Inclusion. University of Strathclyde, School of Applied Social Sciences.

Why a program in “Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”?

In recognition of the importance of the global and transnational dimension of social work increasingly discussed with normative references to human rights, the MA-SWHR offers the qualification to cope with the issues and problems linked to the triple mandate of social work – on the local, national and international level.... [-]


MA In Intercultural Conflict Management

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

Because of the changes that have been experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM), in order to [+]

Because of the changes that have been experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, the University Alice Salomon of Applied Sciences (ASH) offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM), in order to train professionals from all over the world in their work promoting social development and mitigating existing and future conflicts. In line with the values ​​of social justice and human rights and supported by the long tradition of social defense University, the MA-ICM addresses issues and complexities raised by a globalizing world from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The program is a response to the emerging challenges of conflict, diversity, social exclusion, migration, violations of human rights and human exploitation.... [-]


Master in Advanced European and International Studies - Berlin-Nice-Rome/Istanbul

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Berlin

"European Integration and Global Studies" branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies in Berlin-Nice-Rome/Istanbul [+]

The European Integration and Global Studies branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. The teaching modules are (for a detailed description see below):

Conflict and cooperation in the international system European integration and external action Federalism and multi-level governance Economic globalisation and sustainable development Professional Skills Workshops

The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. Following the slogan “Learning and living Europe”, the participants rotate each trimester, moving their place of studies from Berlin to Nice and then to Rome or Istanbul, depending which they choose. The MAEIS is a one­-year ­programme, subdivided into three study terms plus an optional internship (3-6 months). The programme allows students coming from all over the world to develop a thorough understanding of the role of the European Union in a growingly complex and turbulent world. From international conflict settlement to trade agreements negotiations, democracy promotion or sustainable development strategies, students discover how EU institutions, policies and actors shape this role by exploring case studies and discussing with field experts.... [-]


Master’s in International Cooperation Policy

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years April 2018 Germany Birkenfeld

The Asia Pacific region and the international community as a whole are facing many urgent issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure equitable development and sustainable environments. The program provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice. [+]

The master’s program in International Cooperation Policy provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional, and local perspectives. Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects, and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations.

Students can select one of the following five divisions for their specialization: International Public Administration, Public Health Management, Sustainability Science, Tourism and Hospitality and Development Economics. They are required to take analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented seminar courses.... [-]


TransAtlantic Master

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Berlin

TransAtlantic Masters is a unique, international master program that prepares graduates for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The full-time program consists of four semesters, during which students study at up to three of the program's partner universities. [+]

TransAtlantic Master TransAtlantic Masters is a unique, international masters program that prepares graduates for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research.

The full-time program consists of four semesters, during which students study at up to three of the program's partner universities: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill |University of Bath | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Freie Universität Berlin | Univerzita Karlova v Praze | Sciences Po, Paris | Università degli Studi di Siena The Department of Social Science of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität zu Berlin's Otto Suhr Institut für Politikwissenschaft operate the Berlin modules of the program. Should you have any questions, please contact us.... [-]