Masters Degree in Social Sciences in Norway

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Norway (Norge) is the westernmost, northernmost — and in fact the easternmost — of the three Scandinavian countries. Norway is well known for its amazing and varied scenery. The fjords in the west of the country are long narrow inlets, flanked on either side by tall mountains where the sea penetrates far inland. The ultimate responsibility for the education lies with the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

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Master in Religion, Society and Global Issues (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time August 2018 Norway Oslo

This Master’s program aims at providing insights into various relationships between religion and society in an increasingly global and multicultural world. [+]

The program is based on courses in social sciences and religious studies. An essential part of the program is to give insight into the different ways by which religion is shaped by various local and regional social conditions. It aims at giving a more profound understanding of the relationship between religion and society in a global perspective and includes courses in:

ethics sociology of religion intercultural communication human rights, conflict, and reconciliation Career opportunities

The program provides education for positions in the field of research and education. Furthermore, it qualifies for jobs in institutions and organizations where knowledge of religion in an international and global perspective is required. It is also relevant for positions of leadership within the public and private sector.... [-]


Circumpolar Studies

The University of the Arctic (UArctic)
Campus August 2018 Norway Bergen

The Circumpolar Studies program is an exciting way for students attending University of the Arctic member institutions to learn about the North, with courses held in the classroom, online, in the field, and around the world. [+]

The Circumpolar Studies program is an exciting way for students attending University of the Arctic member institutions to learn about the North, with courses held in the classroom, online, in the field, and around the world.

The Circumpolar Studies (formerly known as BCS) program gives you the opportunity to learn about the lands, peoples, and issues of the Circumpolar North and prepares you for advanced study or professional employment in fields as diverse as sustainable resource management, self-government, Arctic engineering, and northern tourism. Special emphasis is given to matters concerning Indigenous people of the Circumpolar North. The Circumpolar Studies core curriculum has been developed as a collaborative effort of UArctic member institutions, involving leading experts on circumpolar issues.... [-]


European Master in Social Work with Families and Children

University of Stavanger
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Stavanger

This Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year Master's program of 120 ECTS. The program has been developed by University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of Stavanger (Norway) and Makerere University (Uganda). [+]

European Master in Social Work with Families and ChildrenThis Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year Master's program of 120 ECTS. The program has been developed by University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of Stavanger (Norway) and Makerere University (Uganda). MFAMILY is also proud of the active participation of 26 associate partners, 8 of which are higher education institutions from several continents. This gives the program a truly global character, and a great potential to respond to needs in skills development, teaching, research and employability in the area of social work with children and families. This Master's program addresses the improvement of knowledge and skills for people working with interventions for vulnerable children and marginalized families. MFAMILY will develop an education that will provide unique knowledge and innovative competencies for international comparative child and family social work. Students will be updated on the latest research and practices on social work interventions for vulnerable children and families.The program aims to enhance postgraduate students’ employability by helping to improve their skills as well as their theoretical knowledge. Students will be well equipped to implement EU plans to protect children from violence, as well as to help deal with the pressure many modern families experiences. The students will hold unique competencies that are demanded from local and national governmental institutions as well as from NGOs and private actors in the field of social work and social welfare. The qualified students from MFAMILY will represent a group with expert knowledge... [-]


European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations

University of Stavanger
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Stavanger

The European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master programme in Migration Studies. [+]

European Master in Migration and Intercultural RelationsThe European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master programme in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organisations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate's employment. The quality of the programme is constantly evaluated by an international board of experts.EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with fieldwork in Europe and Africa. It is designed as a multidisciplinary programme that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study.EMMIR includes study periods in both, Europe and Africa. Students' mobility is understood as a key to the mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and will sharpen intercultural sensitivity.EMMIR students become acquainted with different cultures and academic traditions and gain knowledge about migration issues in internships. They will gain profound skills and specialise in of the four programme foci, this will provide them with excellent chances for employment in national and international governmental and private sector organisations or in academia. Graduates will be awarded a joint degree by the EMMIR partner universities.... [-]


Master of Philosophy in Visual Cultural Studies

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Tromsø

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? In Visual Cultural Studies you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic filmmaking in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and a written thesis. [+]

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic filmmaking in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and a written thesis.

The Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology offers a two-year full-time Master's programme in Visual Cultural Studies (VCS). The aim of this programme is to teach students how to produce knowledge about people's lives and cultures through an exploration of their everyday lives based on the use of qualitative social science research methods and ethnographic film. The programme combines lectures in academic theory and method, filmmaking and practical instruction in camerawork, sound recording and editing.... [-]


Indigenous Studies - Master

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Tromsø

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, in cooperation with the Centre for Sami Studies, offers a two-year full-time Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies (MIS). The programme is interdisciplinary and makes use of the expertise accumulated in several departments at the Faculty. The thematic focus of the master's programme is the emergence of the international indigenous movement, the historical experiences and... [+]

Master in Indigenous Studies

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, in cooperation with the Centre for Sami Studies, offers a two-year full-time Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies (MIS). The programme is interdisciplinary and makes use of the expertise accumulated in several departments at the Faculty. The thematic focus of the master's programme is the emergence of the international indigenous movement, the historical experiences and contemporary context that indigenous people experience across the globe.

During the two years of studies, students will take courses totalling 120 credits (120 ECTS). One 10-credit course can be chosen from other courses offered by the University. This elective course must be approved by the Academic Coordinator and should be based on the interests of the individual student as a preparation for the master's thesis. The remaining courses are obligatory. They are designed to give a broad base, from which the individual student may choose a relevant topic for the master's thesis. The thesis work is supervised by academic staff from the cooperating units at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and topics are chosen in cooperation with the appointed advisors. It is customary to conduct data collection for the master's thesis at the end of the second semester.... [-]


Master's Degree in Diakonia and Christian Social Practice

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Oslo

The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. [+]

The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency.

The intent of the program is to produce graduates who qualify for both practical and leadership positions within diaconal activities and institutions as well as value-based social service agencies, whether they are Christian or public welfare based.

After completing the program you will have:

Obtained the knowledge of the theory and practice of Diakonia, as well as the professional competence required to function within congregations, institutions, and organizations. This knowledge includes a basic understanding of Christian theology.... [-]