130 Masters Programs in 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 u… Read more

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.

Click on the Master in Sociology programs below to find out more about the various studies available around the world!

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University of Latvia
Riga, Latvia

Master degree programme in Education Sciences offers students possibilities to widen and deepen knowledge in philosophy of education, sociology, psychology, comparative resear ... +

Master degree programme in Education Sciences offers students possibilities to widen and deepen knowledge in philosophy of education, sociology, psychology, comparative research, research methodology, adult education, multicultural education, in human behaviour and education. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Åbo Akademi University
Turku, Finland

This programme stems from the need to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of social exclusion. It takes seriously the need to provide analytical tools for critically reflec ... +

This programme stems from the need to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of social exclusion. It takes seriously the need to provide analytical tools for critically reflecting on our social and cultural futures from a larger perspective based in the humanities, and anchored in subjects such as History, Ethics, Philosophy, The study of Religion, Gender Studies, Theology and Minority studies. The programme taps into a set of topical global issues and brings to the surface relevant factors and dimensions that underlie the process of social exclusion; values, ideas, beliefs, trends, ideologies, practices in combination with the individual and social agency, capabilities and power. The skillset provided by this programme is useful both for students seeking a career in a range of organisations and for those who are aiming for a career in research. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
The New School

The MA in Sociology is a 30-credit program providing students with a thorough grounding in the historical, theoretical, and methodological development of sociology and gives s ... +

The MA in Sociology is a 30-credit program providing students with a thorough grounding in the historical, theoretical, and methodological development of sociology and gives students the tools to apply this knowledge in the world around them. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, USA

The M.S. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution is designed to train reflective professionals in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of conflict resolution applic ... +

The M.S. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution is designed to train reflective professionals in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of conflict resolution applications. -
MSc
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
15 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
HEC Paris School of Management
Paris, France

HEC Paris MSc Sustainability & Social Innovation is an exclusive program designed for high potential students aspiring to become influential change-makers and build more s ... +

HEC Paris MSc Sustainability & Social Innovation is an exclusive program designed for high potential students aspiring to become influential change-makers and build more sustainable business models in today’s economies. Students will be taught by experts in their field of management, most of whom are members of the Centre of Research on Society and Organisation within HEC. -
MSc
Full-time
10 months
English
Campus
 
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The two-year Research Master’s Program in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts is offered by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Faculty o ... +

The two-year Research Master’s Program in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts is offered by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Social Sciences. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Trinity College Dublin Online Education
Dublin, Ireland

This level 9 academic postgraduate course, delivered online, aims to provide graduates from all disciplines with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the role tha ... +

This level 9 academic postgraduate course, delivered online, aims to provide graduates from all disciplines with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the role that social policies play in developing functioning and just societies. A second year leading to an M.Sc. in Applied Social Studies is available to eligible candidates who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Online
 
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

The MA Science-Technology-Society trains students to contribute to a research-based critical understanding of the ever more important relations of science, technology, and soc ... +

The MA Science-Technology-Society trains students to contribute to a research-based critical understanding of the ever more important relations of science, technology, and society. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Oct 2020
30 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Sankt Augustin, Germany

Engage in an International master’s degree in “Social Protection Systems”, which is taught in English and is tuition-free. Improve your analytical skills. Discuss social polic ... +

Engage in an International master’s degree in “Social Protection Systems”, which is taught in English and is tuition-free. Improve your analytical skills. Discuss social policy reforms with your classmates. Benefit from the many international organizations located in Bonn and discover its captivating cultural activities. Apply now! The application portal is open until March 31. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master ... +

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses, and humanitarian crises. -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2020
15 Feb 2020
Campus
 
University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challen ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
University of Wroclaw
Wrocław, Poland

The master program in sociology, specialization "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was ... +

The master program in sociology, specialization "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1988. It is the oldest research and educational center in Wrocław offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff. The Institute of Sociology employs 52 academic teachers, including 40 assistant professors and 12 associate professors and full professors. The Institute cooperates with a range of national and international academic partners. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Oct 2020
15 Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Pittsburgh, USA

The Master of Arts degree in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) is for the emerging educational scholar interested in the fundamental role that education play ... +

The Master of Arts degree in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) is for the emerging educational scholar interested in the fundamental role that education plays in society. Under the guidance of senior faculty, SCAE students use the tools of the social sciences and humanities to study fundamental issues in education, such as equity, justice, school reform, and educational change. SCAE is a unique combination of two educational fields of study -- Comparative Education and Social Foundations of Education – that brings together a faculty with diverse interests in educational change and improvement. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
English
May 2020
01 Mar 2020
Campus
 
ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

Lecturers from prestigious universities in Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, and USA. This Master in Sociology has been designed to prepare international highly qualif ... +

Lecturers from prestigious universities in Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, and USA. This Master in Sociology has been designed to prepare international highly qualified researchers, professionals, experts, managers, technicians, professors and candidates to doctoral programmes. -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Высшая школа экономики
Moscow, Russia

The aim of our programme is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social grou ... +

The aim of our programme is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social groups. In the seminars and lectures, our students investigate social problems and issues in today´s world from a perspective of interconnectedness between the social activities of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
14 Aug 2020
Campus