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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Master in Migration Studies (MIMS)

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA San Francisco Mexico Mexico City + 2 more

The Master in Migration Studies is a two-year, 34-unit program. Students start the program at the University of San Francisco in the first semester followed by a semester at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English). [+]

Masters in Sociology. Preparing professionals and leaders to address the needs of migrants and refugees around the world. With more than 230 million global citizens living outside their home countries, international migration is one of the most critical issues facing the global community in the 21st century. The challenges that these global citizens face are the focus of this Master’s program, which prepares professionals to better the lives of migrants and refugees throughout the world. Students study topics of global migration with top researchers, professors, project practitioners, and policy makers in the field of migration studies. The program includes one semester of studies at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Graduates are prepared for careers in local, state and national governmental agencies; policy think tanks and policy and planning consulting firms; community-based non profits and non-governmental organizations; international agencies; advocacy and public interest organizations; philanthropic organizations and foundations; and other private-sector entities. Program Details The Master in Migration Studies is a two-year, 34-unit program. Students start the program at the University of San Francisco in the first semester followed by a semester at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English). The entire second year of study is offered at the University of San Francisco. The program consists of six core courses (required), four special topics courses, and four one-unit research seminars. Summer immersions and fieldwork are available throughout the world – including opportunities offered worldwide by the more than 200 Jesuit universities and Jesuit-affiliated institutes and social... [-]

Master of Environment and Society

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. [+]

Master of Environment and Society The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. Studying for your Master of Environment and Society (MEnvSoc) at the University of Waikato gives you the chance to build on the skills and knowledge you've already gained during your undergraduate degree. You'll learn how to critically analyse the various points of view relating to environmental challenges. You'll develop your understanding of these different perspectives, and learn how to use your insights to deal with those challenges. During your MEnvSoc, you'll do a combination of studying essential papers and preparing a dissertation or thesis. You'll be able to complete up to 120 points worth of papers and either a 60-point dissertation or a 90-point thesis. Your dissertation or thesis will be based on your own research, and you'll choose a topic relating to environmental and societal inter-relationships. You might also like to include some relevant papers from other areas, such as environmental science, law and management. Taking this approach to structuring your degree helps you strengthen the connection between understanding issues at a theoretical level and applying the theory in practice. The Faculty's links with groups working in local government, education and the community provide a range of opportunities for students studying towards a MEnvSoc. You'll benefit... [-]

Master in Sociology in European Context (SEC)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Sociology in European Context (SEC) is a two-year English-language Master’s programme designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field including its theory and research methods. [+]

Masters in Sociology. Sociology in European Context (SEC) is a two-year English-language Master’s programme designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field including its theory and research methods. The curriculum focuses on major social processes taking place in contemporary European countries and offers opportunities for students to develop skills including data collection, analysis and interpretation while carrying out sociological research. The lectures and seminars examine processes and phenomena of international migration, nationalism, and social inequality in terms of societal integration and the main threats to the building of a civil society in Central Europe. Further, students explore the role of elites in societies undergoing social transformation and in the building of a civil society. The programme also includes lectures and seminars on carrying out applied research (electoral, marketing etc.), and special attention is paid to developing students’ critical thinking about scientific practice. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance exam consists of: 1. Ranking from 1-10 points for submitted certificates showing completed Bachelor's or Master's studies. 2. Evaluation of applicants from 1-10 points on the basis of documents submitted which show results from previous studies. It is also possible to gain bonus points for having completed sociology subjects. Results from the applicant's previous studies must be evidenced in a transcript of academic results from the final years of study. This transcript, confirmed by the academic department, faculty , or college, should be scanned and sent as an attachment with... [-]

Master Sociology

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time September 2018 France Angers

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

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 seekers: rates on... [-]

Master in Comparative Social Research

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The aim of our program 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 action of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. [+]

Masters in Sociology. About program Comparative Social Research In our globalized world of today a huge variety of nations, cultures and societies comprised of an even bigger variance of political, ethnical, religious and other groups, are interconnected and develop in relation with each other. That is why it is of utmost importance to find solutions to contemporary problems and conflicts, which take into account the characteristics and conditions of all societies and social groups concerned. But in order to judge if policies around the globe are successful in solving today´s problems, we need to understand and explain, how societies in their plural existence evolve and why they do this in a particular way. To do so, is the approach of comparative social research! Our Program´s Approach The aim of our program 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 action of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. Our programs provides in-depth insights into how the individuals approaches to social reality, using either quantitative methodology for investigating norms and values, or qualitative methodology for accessing the individuals interpretations of their life-world. Our Study Plan Our 2-year study plan is focused on training our students to conduct theory-orientated and methodologically rigorous empirical research in comparative perspective. The... [-]

Master in Intercultural Mediation

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Poland Wrocław

The master programme in sociology, specialty "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 centre 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... [+]

The master programme in sociology, specialty "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 centre 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. The programme involves 890 teaching hours (120 ECTS). The particular focus of the "Intercultural mediation" programme is on the local, regional (Central and Eastern European) and global dimensions of culture and multiculturalism. The graduates of the Intercultural mediation programme will acquire knowledge, skills and competences which they can use in their professional work in the areas of intercultural communication (on the local and corporate levels), conflict resolutions and actions aimed at social integration as well as practical (quantitative and qualitative) social research on the problems of multiculturalism, migration and social changes taking place globally and in Central and Eastern Europe. The programme will prepare them to work as experts in the state and local administration, non-governmental organisations and private sector companies offering them transferable skills in the areas of multiculturalism, diversity management and cultural conflict resolution. Requirements The entry requirements for the English language Master Program in Sociology - Intercultural Mediation. - BA degree or recognized equivalent in social sciences, humanities or economics; - proficiency in English certified by... [-]

Master Of Social Development Studies

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme + 1 more

This multidisciplinary course is for candidates who wish to give the tools to become professionals and develop leaders capable of identifying current challenges and to propose innovative solutions. [+]

Masters in Sociology. This multidisciplinary course is for candidates who wish to give the tools to become professionals and develop leaders capable of identifying current challenges and to propose innovative solutions. They will become familiar with the main theories of development and with the issues, challenges, solutions and limits development. They deepen their understanding of the multiple dimensions that interact on community development and on territorial dynamics. Also, they will develop their ability to analyze social relations and human actions, relations with the environment and social structures in the territories. Students also master the various techniques of research and specific action to development. After their training, they will have acquired the theoretical and methodological knowledge necessary to understand and act on developing and elsewhere. REGULAR FLOW - WITH MEMORY This profile is intended both for students who wish to develop research skills to candidates who wish to pursue doctoral studies. They will master the methods of collecting and analyzing information, critical analysis of development indicators and specific research process development. After their training, the students will contribute to the advancement of development research by writing a dissertation on a specific problem in this discipline. REGULAR FLOW - WITH TEST This profile is for students who wish to increase their professional expertise and promote their integration in the labor market. They will expand their knowledge and skills development and will thus have a global vision of this discipline. With writing a test, they will learn the process of research and intervention... [-]

Master in Social Analysis

Örebro University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Örebro

In this interdisciplinary program you will develop advanced analytical skills for the study of important contemporary social problems. With such skills you can work on social issues in both the private and public sector, and are competent to continue your studies at the PhD level. [+]

In this interdisciplinary program you will develop advanced analytical skills for the study of important contemporary social problems. With such skills you can work on social issues in both the private and public sector, and are competent to continue your studies at the PhD level.

In this program, you will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in social analysis. Through developing advanced methodological and analytical knowledge and skills you will be able to study many important contemporary global and local social problems and risks. You will acquire knowledge of the construction of social problems and gain insight into and develop knowledge and reflexive skills with regard to the construction and perception of social problems, as well as to the way in which scientific problems relate to various social issues. The role of social science in society is discussed and your studies will contribute to an understanding of the possibilities and limitations in terms of resolving or dealing with various social problems.... [-]


Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change (Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences)

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Want to become a visionary leader who knows how to deal with change in the complex society? Choosing studies in the Master’s degree programme in Leadership for Change will help you to achieve your goal. [+]

Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018

Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences, depending on specialisation Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year

Read more about Scholarships New kinds of leadership skills are in demand at local, national, international and global levels. The challenges societies face have increased in complexity. Environmental and energy problems, the dynamics of global security, management of regional crises, provision of cost-effective public services and development of fertile grounds for entrepreneurship and business development are all systemic in nature. This means that various institutions and civic society actors must work together, negotiate and agree on the new ways of doing things. Master's degree programme in Leadership for Change enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. In the programme, leadership is understood as a capability to deal with change. Major changes require joint efforts of the government, private companies and other institutions. The Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere provides a unique setting for studying multifaceted leadership dynamics. We bring together the perspectives of business and management from the private sector, the understanding about institutions and governance from the public administration, as well as the knowledge of international relations and political processes from the area of politics. The faculty offers... [-]


Master in International Sociology

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The program was established by SPbU Department of Sociology in collaboration with South Korean and European universities and academic foundations and is a part of the International Sociology program. [+]

Overview The program was established by SPbU Department of Sociology in collaboration with South Korean and European universities and academic foundations and is a part of the International Sociology program. Its mission is to build awareness of today’s social, political, economic and cultural problems and processes typical for the Western and Eastern societies in view of globalization as well as to develop skills in comparative sociological analysis of these problems and processes. All courses of the master program are taught in English by leading professors and lecturers from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea. The students of the program have an opportunity to participate in international and Russian research projects and scientific conferences. They actively publish their research works in scientific journals in Russia and abroad. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Modern Sociological Theories Global Sociology Comparative Sociology Evolution of Social Inequality in Modern Societies Civil Society in Global Perspective Cross-cultural Communications with the View of Globalisation Sociology of Consumption in Modern Society Elective courses: Global Networks Religious Integration in Global Perspective Gender Issues with the View of Globalisation Globalization of Education and Science Urban Social Space: Cultural and Communicative Practices Effective Professional Communication Scientific Research Technology and Scientific Discourse Workshop on Comparative Sociology Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

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 2018 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... [-]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). [+]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has a very good record of success in the HKPFS. In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. As well as sociology and social policy topics, we encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research with our sister social science departments of Applied Psychology, Political Science and Economics. We would therefore also be delighted to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in cross-disciplinary topics. Within Sociology and Social Policy, members of staff currently have internationally recognised expertise in areas including: Ageing, social gerontology Health research, population; social well-being Social theory Social and political thought; political sociology Economic and urban sociology; housing Hong Kong society and culture Justice and society; income inequality and social stratification Gender and sexuality studies; religion Comparative policy including international education Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$16,160* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2017 to 26 January 2018. Late applications will be... [-]

Faculty of Social Sciences

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2018 Nigeria Enugu

The philosophy of the Postgraduate Programmes in Economics in ESUT is built on intellectual leadership and the preparedness to confront modern economic challenges. [+]

Masters in Sociology. Faculty of Social Sciences Economics Philosophy The philosophy of the Postgraduate Programmes in Economics in ESUT is built on intellectual leadership and the preparedness to confront modern economic challenges. Hence each programme focuses on details of providing practical training geared towards the effective development of skills for applying economic principles in solving economic problems of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. Objectives The objectives of the postgraduate programme in economic shall flow from the general objectives of the Faculty of the Social Sciences and award of qualifications of the programmes shall be governed by the University and faculty postgraduate studies regulations. The main objectives of the programmes are to develop highly competent and versatile professional economists through the provision of relevant academic and professional courses which are required in order to meet the development challenges of the Nigerian economy in the context of globalization. Specifically, the programmes are designed to rigorously train highly competent personnel for academic career and groom middle and top management personnel in the areas of energy and petroleum, manufacturing, industry, banking and finance. Programmes The academic Master's Degree programme which confers a degree of Masters of Science (M.Sc), links directly to Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) programmes and therefore provides the entry points for academic and research career in Economics. Thus, the Masters of Science Degree Programme (M.Sc) and the Doctor of philosophy Degree (Ph.D) programmes constitute the core of postgraduate programmes in Economics. Postgraduate Diploma Admission Requirements The criteria for admission... [-]

Master In Social Communications

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Congo, DR Kinshasa

The student of this faculty must develop scientific honesty in order to gain access to the inner world of the other, a spirit of synthesis capable of grasping the essence of a message, a general culture nourished by a good knowledge of the environment, Pushed for languages ​​and languages ​​and a great ability to adapt. [+]

The aim of the Faculty of Social Communications is to train both scientifically competent communication professionals and men who are aware and ready to engage and integrate the message of the Gospel into the new culture created by the means of Modern communication (...) with new languages, new techniques and new behaviors (see John Paul II, Redemptoris missio, 37), to identify what benefits and dangers this culture could present for African identity and values. In order to achieve its objectives, the Faculty offers its students theoretical, practical and human training through its rich teaching, laboratories and professionalization studios, numerous workshops, seminars and conferences; A training program that aims to have its graduates carry out the following tasks: (A) information Gather useful documentation on a current topic, and make a relevant and objective analysis of the current problems. (B) with regard to animation: - to prepare and direct a meeting effectively, - to participate actively in the life of a group by encouraging the participation of others, - to work for the building of human relationships. (C) in the field of mass media: - develop effective messages for different target groups, - speak effectively in public, - act as press attaché and hold a press organ, - organize and carry out a radio or television program. (D) in the field of public opinion: - know how to assess the quality of a survey, - supervise the conduct of an investigation E) in matters of pastoral communication and evangelization: - to present... [-]

M.Des. in Public Space Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding for the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. [+]

Masters in Sociology. M.Des. in Public Space Design Students displaying their work from a public space design course, which explored Urban Planning through mapping. Course: Making Places Public places are sometimes the sites for conflict of race, class, gender and economics. But they are also places of synergy and the collective where individuals and communities can interact with each other. In the Indian context where pastoral communities consider grasslands as common land that everyone’s cattle can graze in or streets that become make shift markets where street vendors have traditionally congregated to sell their produce. With emerging technologies such as the Internet of things and cloud computing we will increasingly connect everyone and everything in a seamless network, further blurring the boundaries between public and private. All of this adds varied dimensions to the word “public”. It is critical to understand this changing dynamic of public space. The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding for the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Spatial Design Architecture Landscape Design Sociology Urban Studies and Design Environmental Graphics Sustainability studies Policy Studies and Environmental Law Cultural studies Heritage Conservation Urban and Regional Planning Ecology and Environment Research and Collaboration UNESCO Chair Srishti Films Design+Environment+Law Laboratory... [-]