Masters Programs in Sociology

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Sociology

There are two sciences that research mainly the interior and exterior of humankind’s behavior, stemming from the functioning of its mind. The science to take over the inner processes is Psychology, while the external manifestations of the human mind – the thing that we usually refer to as society - are studied by Sociology. Master in Sociology programs provide a deep and foundational understanding of social behavior and require independent, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

This study began with pursuing the truth of human social activity, social stratification and mobility, religion, as well as the individual behavior of a person within the social structure. However, after the core matters have been studied rather thoroughly, Sociology has moved on to new fields that could use its knowledge and methods. Students pursuing a Master in Sociology can easily find an exciting research subject connected to health, the Internet, culture, military, media, education, family as well as environment, religion or criminality. A Master in Sociology gives room for both astute students who like to dig deep into theory, and for those students who rather seek a practical application of their knowledge. There are plenty of career opportunities with a Master in Sociology in both the private and public sectors, in a variety of organizations or businesses.

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Double Master’s in Demography and Social Inequality

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Sociology. 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. Students of the Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality complete their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at the University of Groningen. Students follow a study path that is integrated into the regular course offer of both universities. The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credit points and includes a joint master’s thesis which is supervised by professors at both universities. After successful completion of the programme, students are awarded two degrees: a Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research by the University... [-]

MA In Strategic Prospective (mpe)

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Campus Full time July 2018 Mexico Monterrey Santa Fe

The MSc in Strategic Foresight helps in generating knowledge to determine the future of public, private and civil society to advance studies on territorial and urban development, investigate the prospects of industry and services, analyze markets, anticipate critical situations in social and environmental phenomena and propose desirable and probable solutions through public policy approach. [+]

Description The scenario of uncertainty surrounding organizations, businesses and institutions meet the challenges of the environment and global vision, requiring them to have specialists that are ahead to the future and can influence it, generating new capabilities to remain in the local, National and international. The Master of Strategic Foresight contributes to the generation of knowledge to determine the future of public, private and civil society to advance studies on territorial and urban development, investigate the prospects of industry and services, analyze markets, anticipate critical situations in social phenomena and environmental, and propose desirable and probable solutions through public policy approach. Target The MSc in Strategic Foresight aims: To train graduates capable of using dynamic analysis approaches ability to integrate quantitative and qualitative to generate innovative options for strategic decision making methodologies. Developing leaders capable of exploring the multiplicity of possible, probable and desirable futures analysis capabilities to identify trends taking into account the capacity of this agency to propose robust strategic plans for private and public institutions. Be a reference in Latin America in the study and implementation of prospective and future studies and contribute to the strengthening of prospective capacities in the region given the marked increase of interest in such studies for governments, companies, organizations civil society and international organizations. To train graduates able to participate in shaping the future through rigorous analysis, focusing on social action in the present under ethical and democratic principles. Addressed to Aspiring to join the program are a heterogeneous group may... [-]

Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2017 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 9 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Masters in Sociology. Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Electives 52 credits / 26 courses Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are... [-]

Master in Cultural Sociology

Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

The Cultural Sociology Master’s degree seeks for students with a strong interest in the development of contemporary societies, who want to research topics such as globalization, migration, popular culture, changes in identity and societal transformations. [+]

The Cultural Sociology Master’s degree seeks for students with a strong interest in the development of contemporary societies, who want to research topics such as globalization, migration, popular culture, changes in identity and societal transformations. The program is intended for full-time study, with a standard length of 4 semesters. It is offered to students who have already earned an undergraduate degree in the fields of humanities, social sciences, political science or other related fields. To earn the diploma, students must obtain 120 ECTS credits for coursework, successfully complete a thesis (about 20 000 words in length) and pass the final examination. The program builds on a well-established tradition of research and teaching in the field of cultural sociology at Masaryk University’s Department of Sociology. The points of interest range from organizational and popular culture to religion and urban studies, yet the two topical areas which give the program its particular profile are the study of ethno-national boundaries (including, e.g., migration and transnationalism) and the study of collective memory (including, e.g., generational memory and collective trauma). Today, the research and teaching activities in the field evolve around the Department’s Center for Cultural Sociology. Although the Center was formally instituted only in 2008, its foundation already reflected the many courses – focusing, for example and besides the above mentioned topics, on civic culture, identity formation, gender and sexuality, race, anti-Semitism and protest culture – which had long been offered by the Department in its various study programs. Many of the Center’s activities... [-]

World Heritage And Cultural Development Projects

Turin School of Development (International Training Centre of the ILO)
Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in "World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development" is a program organized by the University of Turin, the University of Barcelona, ​​the International Training Centre of the ILO in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre. [+]

Masters in Sociology. Presentation and objectives Heritage is our legacy from the past, our cultural capital, and our legacy for future generations. It is our social and natural imprint, which characterizes our lives, our cities and our nations. Culture, in its various forms of expression, will play a key role as a development and an instrument of job creation. The UNESCO Convention on World Heritage 1972, along with more recent statements on Intangible Heritage (2003) and on Cultural Diversity (2005) represent the most significant conservation policies and promotion of cultural heritage landmarks. From the strategies defined by UNESCO and from a perspective based on local sustainable development, it is necessary to define management plans cultural activities and heritage sites. Upon completion of the Master participants will learn the theoretical basis and applied asset management and be able to design heritage management plans in its different aspects (historical heritage, handicrafts, museums, intangible heritage, musical heritage, cultural activities, etc. ) that contribute to economic and social development and job creation. organizing and collaborating institutions The Master is jointly organized by the University of Barcelona, ​​the University of Turin and the Turin School of Development of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization, ITC / ILO). UNESCO's collaboration in implementing the Master is an important added value for participants. Master collaborate in different cultural heritage institutions and companies from different countries and more specifically in the city of Barcelona, ​​a creative city from the point of view of culture and tourism.... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Social Science

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum in the Secondary School Inst. Stat for Teachers Adv. Methods of Teaching The Exceptional Student Computer-Based Instr Tech Statistical, Tech, Research, & Evaluation Modern Issues in Education or Contrasting Philosophies of EDU Adv. Educational Psychology or Human Development & Behavior [-]

Master Sociology

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time September 2017 France Angers

This Master trains future professionals to understand and analyze the territorial transformations to propose, design, implement development projects. Multidisciplinary reading [+]

Masters in Sociology. This Master trains future professionals to understand and analyze the territorial transformations to propose, design, implement development projects. Multidisciplinary reading of societal change makes students responsible for the implementation and facilitation of innovative regional projects tailored, original and effective. From a solid background to the applications, methods and tools of social intervention (survey, interview, statistics, observation ...), three skill areas are possible at the end of two years of training: 1. Surveys, studies, diagnosis and evaluation 2. Animation territories, project management 3. Supervision and direction of the ESS structures TRAINING OBJECTIVES Through the joint training seminar / course, Master of the graduates are able to: - be part of the logic of a local authority or a company ESS - enter the public policy issues and design local application - mobilizing pertinently diagnostic tools and project management - developing and facilitating partnerships and networks - to conduct and implement participatory Shares and Development - lead and develop an organization of the SSE. ADMISSION - For entry into M1: hold a degree in sociology, ethnology, social sciences or equivalent. - For entry into M2: hold a Master 1 (or Master's) in sociology, ethnology, social sciences or equivalent, or having validated a minimum of four years in business school. - Training intake possible by the continuous validation procedure. - The registration form is available at: www.uco.fr TUITION FEES 2014-2015 - From € 3,200 / year (based on revenue) - Training for eligible higher education scholarships. - Training and job... [-]

Master in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The current economic trends in Latvia and Europe highlight the necessity of highly qualified specialists and researchers in economics, management and sociological research. [+]

The current economic trends in Latvia and Europe highlight the necessity of highly qualified specialists and researchers in economics, management and sociological research who can work in innovative enterprises and institutions. The masters program "Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration" is offered by the Faculty of Economics and Social Development. Academic profile The programme aims to educate highly qualified specialists for managerial posts in organizations of public and private sectors as well as for research institutions. The study programme ensures the student-centred approach to the study process which allows students to develop their theoretical and empirical knowledge, skills and competence for the in-depth analysis of the contemporary social processes, organizational performance and issues of public administration. The programme covers two academic years. In the 1st semester students extend their knowledge and skills in sociological theory, research methodology and techniques, organizational behaviour, and public administration. Study courses of the 2nd semester specifically focus on organizational studies, the public and nongovernmental sector, social welfare, research of the quality of life, rural studies, and development programmes. During the research practice in the 3rd semester students are offered to visit organizations of the public sector and are required to demonstrate their practical skills in one of the organizations; a few compulsory and elective courses are also delivered such as Project Management, Policy Analysis, Human Development, Time Management, and Innovations and Creativity. In the 4th semester the programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of a Master’s thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree or equivalent... [-]

Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challenges facing contemporary societies and welfare states. [+]

Masters in Sociology. Education's importance for individual life chances and societal development continues to rise worldwide. Changes in schooling, vocational training and higher education as well as informal, inclusive and lifelong learning emphasize this growing significance. This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challenges facing contemporary societies and welfare states. Programme scope English-language-based, the programme distinctively unites social scientific analysis of education and social systems and policies at local, national, European, and global levels. It combines historical, cultural, political, educational and sociological perspectives on educational institutions and organizations as well as their conditions and their consequences. As a student, you will analyse changes in ideas, institutions and organizations caused by social, economic and political integration and compare the development of educational and social policies, schooling and social services across time and space. Particular emphasis is on Luxembourg, its neighbouring countires Germany, France and Belgium, and Europe within the context of internationalization. Innovatively, the approaches and methodologies of a variety of academic disciplines, including educational science, history and sociology, are jointly utilized in analysis and problem-solving. Career opportunities Students will be prepared to either continue their academic career in the University of Luxembourg’s intensive doctoral programmes or transition to a wide variety of national or international organisations, governments, foundations or associations throughout Europe and beyond. Students in higher education require both structured educational opportunities as well as freedom to develop their own intellectual interests and research... [-]

Master in Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent [+]

Description of programme The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and counselling work with persons with health disability (or other types of social disadvantage). The study of special needs education – drama therapy is based on the transformations of the social reality in recent years in the area of special needs education practices and social work (especially the “Education Act” 561/2004 and Act on Social Services 108/2006 – both Acts put more emphasis on the care for persons with severe and profound health disability, which requires therapeutic-formative and social-therapeutic training of professionals – special needs educators). The aim of the study is to prepare graduates for qualified work in the sectors of education, social care, health care and justice including non-governmental organizations active in the mentioned sectors. The study organically links the knowledge of special needs education and drama therapy (in the context of other expressive therapeutic disciplines), and on the basis of a broad interdisciplinary approach leads students to independent work in solving complex theoretical and especially practical issues with their clients. Graduate profile and job opportunities The graduates will be qualified for the function on educators, expressively oriented therapists – drama therapists, experts in school counselling centres (school special needs educators), educational facilities for institutional and protective education... [-]

Master of Dispute Resolution

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The UTS Dispute Resolution program, a first in Australia, focuses on the wide range of non-adversarial dispute resolution processes. The subjects available accommodate distinct streams that include commerce, family, community and court-annexed programs.Dispute resolution at UTS is focused on experiential learning involving a fusion of critical and reflective thinking paradigms with the application of theory in practical, work-based contexts. [+]

The mixture of experience-based learning and formal lectures by professional practitioners give students a hands-on understanding of the full range of dispute resolution processes, from negotiation through the consensual processes to decisional theory.

Career options include arbitrator, manager, negotiator and professionals in a wide range of areas such as health and education, government and industrial relations.

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Master in Humanities: Literature & Contested Spaces (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The focal point of this programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is the interrelation between literature and social change. Fiction matters because it shapes the way we view the world ... [+]

Master in Literary Studies (research)

The focal point of this programme is the interrelation between literature and social change. Fiction matters because it shapes the way we view the world, other people, and ourselves. It is through fantasy that we can begin to change reality. In this programme you will learn to analyse the form, language and material aspects of texts as carriers of cultural, ethical, religious, scientific and political systems of meaning. You will learn to design research that combines perspectives from literature studies and literary history with other disciplines, such as cultural and (post)colonial history, environmental and digital humanities, global history and visual culture.... [-]


Master of Teaching in Social Sciences

University of Twente
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Enschede

This Master of Teaching in Social Sciences programme enables participants to become teachers of social sciences by acquiring a first-class teaching qualification. You are then qualified to teach ... [+]

Have you ever thought about studying for a qualification to enable you to teach social sciences?

 

This master’s programme enables participants to become teachers of social sciences by acquiring a first-class teaching qualification. You are then qualified to teach social sciences in secondary schools and higher professional educational programmes at Universities of Applied Sciences.

 

The programme is full time for one year. However, it is also possible to complete this programme part-time if you are currently working in education or if you are offered a teaching position while studying. Language of instruction is Dutch.

 

This programme has no specializations.... [-]


Master of Sociology

ST AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Tanzania Mwanza

This is a two years programme which aims at producing social scientists that will be dedicated academically and committed to the examination of society and the social world. [+]

Master of Sociology This is a two years programme which aims at producing social scientists that will be dedicated academically and committed to the examination of society and the social world. The program offers four areas of specializations: Medical Sociology, Sociology of Organizations, Environmental Sociology, and Rural Sociology. Entry Requirements i) Holders of Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with first class or second upper division. ii) Holders of Post Graduate Diploma in Health Care Science, Social Work, Environmental Studies and Community Development. iii) Holders of lower second class or pass degree with a minimum of three years work experience in organizations and or government. [-]

Masters In Society, Technology And Public Policy

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time March 2018 Brazil Aracaju

The Master in Society, Technology and Public Policy includes a number of human, technological and applied social sciences, combining perspectives that are not met in other disciplinary courses and supported in other areas as engineering and public health. [+]

Masters in Sociology. O Master in Society, Technology and Public Policy It includes a number of human, technological and applied social sciences, combining perspectives that are not met in other disciplinary courses and supported in other areas as engineering and public health. The range of proposed courses and seminars covers the areas of Urban and Regional Planning, Law, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, Architecture, Public Administration, Social Services, Public Health, Communication, Production Engineering, Nutrition, Environmental Management and Heritage Cultural. Goals provide a multidisciplinary training in the field of Social and Human Sciences with emphasis on the relations between individuals, groups, political institutions and socio-cultural dynamics from the conceptual crisscross in different disciplinary skills; promote academic training that takes teaching and research as inseparable activities and multiple and complex nature of the problems that cross and move the social and cultural field; promote the construction of knowledge required to perform the analysis of social phenomena, environmental, political and cultural, through consistent link between theory, research, practice and social commitment combined with a critical training for the exercise of transforming professional practice; train, educate and support the academic community and public officials to promote integrated geared joint for effectiveness and efficiency of public and private organizations through the appropriate troubleshooting and generation / application innovation processes; Empower teachers to operate in higher education, research institutes and technical and scientific advisors. RESEARCH LINES Concentration Area: Technology and Public Policy The future master concentration area is characterized by the construction of ideas and interdisciplinary... [-]