Master in Social Sciences in United Kingdom

Compare Masters Programs in Social Sciences in United Kingdom 2018/2019

Social Sciences

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and 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.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

Top Master Programs in Social Sciences in United Kingdom 2018/2019

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Master in International Relations (Online)

Queen Mary Online
Online Part time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

This masters programme focuses on the traditional geographic areas of international relations as well as emerging areas of interest in the developing world. It discusses the historical significance of globalisation and how it relates to a number of key issues in international relations today. [+]

Why study International Relations? What are the main characteristics of the international order? How has globalisation changed international relations? To what extent is the international order based on conflict or cooperation? How is the global financial crisis affecting international politics? Do foreign military interventions in civil wars help or hinder peace-making? Why are economic resources so unevenly spread across the world, and what are the prospects for global justice?

If you are interested in these questions and are excited at the prospect of exploring them with like-minded individuals, but your circumstances or commitments make is difficult for you to attend university, then our online International Relations MA is for you.... [-]


MA International Relations

Webster Leiden Campus- Webster University USA
Campus Full time Part time March 2019 United Kingdom London

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. [+]

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. The program can help prepare students to compete for work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organization, a nongovernmental organization, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended for students planning to pursue a Ph.D., or an academic career at another institution.

Learning Outcomes

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MA in Psychology, Emphasis in Counseling Psychology

Webster Leiden Campus- Webster University USA
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom London

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. [+]

10% Early bird discount granted in the first year of study for all applications completed before March 1, 2018.

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning.

The program aims at educating future psychologists who have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of social science research, who are competent in counseling practice, and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values, and worlds of various clients.... [-]


Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History "Usable Pasts"

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London Canterbury + 1 more

Built on the international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. [+]

About the Programme

A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artefacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training, we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present-day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public.... [-]


Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London Canterbury + 1 more

The HSE University - St. Petersburg Master's Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. [+]

Programme Overview

The HSE University - St. Petersburg Master's Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. The programme provides for a discipline-based professional training in Comparative Politics complemented with an advanced, specialist understanding of the unique and challenging political and social environment of the Eurasian region.

The programme curriculum is developed around a core conceptual training in comparative political science and a comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. Alongside this core, the programme offers an exciting range of elective courses in two broad groups. The first group, augmenting the core training in comparative political science covers politics and society in contemporary Russia; the social and political transformations of Central Asia, China and Vietnam; and the political economy of post-communist development. A second, the more multi-disciplinary grouping of courses includes those that cover: the international relations of Russia, Central Asia, China and Vietnam; Russia’s energy policies and dilemmas; and Russia’s geopolitical standing in the context of the wider Arctic region.... [-]


Master in Psychology

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2019 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle upon Tyne Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

Psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study in the UK, and there are some state-of-the-art facilities that you could be using throughout your education. You will be able to work on studies, in labs, and conduct actual testing supervised by your professors. The UK is a fantastic place to come and study Psychology because they are at the forefront of psychological studies, using new technology and equipment. [+]

Psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study in the UK, and there are some state-of-the-art facilities that you could be using throughout your education. You will be able to work on studies, in labs, and conduct actual testing supervised by your professors. The UK is a fantastic place to come and study Psychology because they are at the forefront of psychological studies, using new technology and equipment.

As an undergraduate, you can expect to find courses encompassing animal behavioural psychology, counselling, forensics and criminology, childhood studies, etc. The sky is really the limit on the combination or concentration you are looking for. You can also see sandwich courses, which means it will be a 4-year degree with a 1-year placement in your third year of study. Bournemouth, Brunel, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leeds, Middlesex, Newcastle and Reading all offer some type of sandwich course. The sandwich courses are really invaluable for students who want to get experience outside the classroom and apply their knowledge before they leave university. As a graduate from a UK university with a psychology degree, you will earn the Graduate Basis for Charted Membership (GBC), which is almost always a prerequisite for postgraduate study in Britain.... [-]


Master in Politics

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2019 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle upon Tyne Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

The study of politics in the UK usually falls under the category of International Relations/Politics. This is similar to what we would call “political science” in North America. These types of programs are most of interest to those who are socially engaged and curious about the how and why of the way the world operates. [+]

The study of politics in the UK usually falls under the category of International Relations/Politics. This is similar to what we would call “political science” in North America. These types of programs are most of interest to those who are socially engaged and curious about the how and why of the way the world operates.

Politics and IR embrace many different areas, such as EU, north-south issues, security policy, environmental issues, social policies, etc. At the undergraduate level, students will usually get a broad introduction to the different areas within this field. At the Masters level, students can then choose to specialize in one or more areas.

Politics and policy decisions affect everyone. Whether it's forming policy for allocating money to schools and education, preventing contamination, private or national healthcare, forming international foreign policy, etc. These are all relevant matters in question that affect your everyday life. In the study of politics and IR, students learn about how such questions have been answered throughout history by different countries, as well as what the dialogue is now. Students think through how different solutions have been reached in the past, and how historic premises have played a role in the differences.... [-]


Online Executive Master in EU Studies

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Online Full time 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

The Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and officials who are pursuing their careers at the same time. [+]

The Online Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu). CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Most graduates of CIFE’s programme work for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs.

Our Executive Master – multi-disciplinary and flexible

CIFE’s Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and officials who are pursuing their careers at the same time.... [-]


Master in Advanced European and International Studies – Trilingual Studies – Nice-Canterbury-Berlin

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

The one-year "Trilingual Studies" programme (French, English, German) of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies takes place in Nice-Canterbury-Berlin. Learn about economy, federalism, international relations, European integration, participate in professional skills workshops, handle three languages and acquire the competences to become a Policy Officer in international organisations. [+]

Learning and living Europe in three languages

The trilingual branch (French, English, German) 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 vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world.

The MAEIS is a one-year ­programme, subdivided into three terms, plus an optional internship (3-6 months).

The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in European Studies and International Relations. The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. It is also unique in its multilingual approach to learning.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in South Asian Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

SOAS has an international reputation for excellence in the field of South Asian studies earned by the world-leading research undertaken. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters on literature, cinema cultural history, and postcolonial studies. [+]

Research Degrees in South Asian Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

SOAS has an international reputation for excellence in the field of South Asian studies earned by the world-leading research undertaken. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters on literature, cinema cultural history, and postcolonial studies. The Department has two ERC grants: Francesca Orsini for the comparative study of the multilingual literary histories of North India, the Maghreb, and the Horn of Africa; while James Mallinson has one entitled “The Hatha Yoga Project: Mapping traditions of transnational physical yoga practice through philology and ethnography”. Amina Yaqin’s current research projects include a collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Pakistan and the University of East London for the ‘Muslims, Trust and Cultural Dialogue’ research project funded by the RCUK. This follows on from an earlier AHRC funded international research network, ‘Framing Muslims’. Rachel Dwyer is CI on an AHRC funded International Network with the University of Leeds: Soft Power, Cinema, and the BRICS.... [-]


MRes Politics with (Language)

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MRes Politics with [Language] is a two-year degree programme designed to prepare students for further research, particularly PhD research, in politics with an area specialism. It allows students to combine the study of politics with advanced methodological training in the social sciences and extensive study in an African/Asian/Middle Eastern language. As such, the programme provides two years of intensive language study at SOAS (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Swahili, etc.) along with two years of high-level social science methodology training at neighbouring Birkbeck College. Applicants are also invited to apply for ESRC funding to support a 2+3 programme of MRes/PhD study. [+]

MRes Politics with (Language)

Duration: Two calendar years (full-time).

Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent).

The MRes Politics with [Language] is a two-year degree programme designed to prepare students for further research, particularly PhD research, in politics with an area specialism. It allows students to combine the study of politics with advanced methodological training in the social sciences and extensive study in an African/Asian/Middle Eastern language. As such, the programme provides two years of intensive language study at SOAS (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Swahili, etc.) along with two years of high-level social science methodology training at neighbouring Birkbeck College. Applicants are also invited to apply for ESRC funding to support a 2+3 programme of MRes/PhD study.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Anthropology & Sociology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Social anthropology is widely regarded by employers as an excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of employable skills. The value and relevance of the discipline are evidenced by the great variety and distinction of careers SOAS anthropology graduates have embarked upon with success. [+]

Research Degrees in Anthropology & Sociology

Duration: All SOAS PhD programmes are expected to take a maximum of 48 months fulltime (three years of full fees that includes one-year fieldwork, and one final year of continuation). The PhD programme may also be taken part-time. If taken part-time, it is normally expected that both the year-long fieldwork component and continuation year are taken full time.

Entry Requirements: a BA and/or MA degree in Anthropology, with a merit or equivalent in the Master's Degree and an MA dissertation grade of 65% (UK) or higher. Applicants must provide a clear and coherent research proposal of 2000 words.

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Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Development Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department currently has 52 research students, working on a range of research topics in many parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. We are particularly interested in potential research students who wish to work in one of the main Departmental Research Clusters, namely: Labour, Movements and Development; Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States; Violence, Peace and Development; Water for Africa; Migration, Mobility and Development; Agrarian Change and Development; Development Policy, Aid, Institutions and Poverty Reduction. [+]

MPhil/PhD in Development Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The Department currently has 52 research students, working on a range of research topics in many parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. We are particularly interested in potential research students who wish to work in one of the main Departmental Research Clusters, namely: Labour, Movements and Development; Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States; Violence, Peace and Development; Water for Africa; Migration, Mobility and Development; Agrarian Change and Development; Development Policy, Aid, Institutions and Poverty Reduction.

Research students are encouraged to attend weekly training sessions to introduce them to a number of practical techniques and vocational skills utilized within the development profession; fortnightly seminars on topics relevant to Development Studies and, where appropriate, post-experience workshops.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Gender Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

The MPhil/PhD in Gender Studies is a unique programme combining cutting-edge theorizing in Gender Studies with the special area's expertise related to Africa, Asia and the Middle East which has been a trademark of SOAS. The Centre for Gender Studies welcomes applications from research students for our MPhil/PhD programme in all areas of Gender Studies. The Centre places its emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional knowledge across disciplines with specific reference to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Members of the Centre and current research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical. Supervision for research students can be provided across this wide range. The Centre houses a training programme in Gender Studies for research students the work of which is supported by the organization of regular Centre seminars. [+]

Research Degrees in Gender Studies

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

The MPhil/PhD in Gender Studies is a unique programme combining cutting-edge theorizing in Gender Studies with the special area's expertise related to Africa, Asia and the Middle East which has been a trademark of SOAS. The Centre for Gender Studies welcomes applications from research students for our MPhil/PhD programme in all areas of Gender Studies. The Centre places its emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional knowledge across disciplines with specific reference to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Members of the Centre and current research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical. Supervision for research students can be provided across this wide range. The Centre houses a training programme in Gender Studies for research students the work of which is supported by the organization of regular Centre seminars.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in South East Asian Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department offers the widest coverage in Europe of research and teaching related to the languages and cultures of the principal countries of South East Asia. Its primary commitment is to the four languages Burmese, Indonesian/Malay, Thai and Vietnamese, and their literature, cinemas, and associated cultures. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters in cinema and gender, literary criticism, cultural history and postcolonial studies. It is a flourishing and friendly Department with close links to recent alumni. [+]

Research Degrees in South East Asian Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The Department offers the widest coverage in Europe of research and teaching related to the languages and cultures of the principal countries of South East Asia. Its primary commitment is to the four languages Burmese, Indonesian/Malay, Thai and Vietnamese, and their works of literature, cinemas, and associated cultures. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters in cinema and gender, literary criticism, cultural history and postcolonial studies. It is a flourishing and friendly Department with close links to recent alumni.... [-]