Master's Degree in Sociology in Sao Paulo in Brazil

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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Sociology is a field of study that aims to understand how societies and the structures and institutions that govern them operate. Topics such as social class, relationships between civilizations, and history are often included in the curriculum.

Some of the best universities in Latin America are based in Brazil, a country that has more than 2,000 higher education institutions. Universities in Brazil can be divided up into the following classifications: Federal government managed universities; state government controlled universities; municipal government managed universities and private universities.

It’s the largest city in Brazil, and this has seen a system of numerous public and private higher education learning centres. Some of the globally recognized universities such as University of Sao Paulo, Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo and Sao Paulo State University are located here.

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Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Sao Paulo in Brazil. Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action General objectives Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. Human rights are often perceived as the panacea of the many ills that convulse today's global society: failing aid to development, impunity, corruption, social injustice, indignity, insecurity… Omnipresent, they are no longer the exclusive matter of international advocacy NGOs: governments, intergovernmental organizations, corporations, development agencies, local organizations working in the fields of health, education, environmental protection, labour… are and will be confronted with the exacting demands of human rights discourse. This cannot be truer than in the field of humanitarian action which has also known (unsurprisingly) a formidable expansion in parallel. This intertwining of human rights and humanitarian action would seem natural but is not in fact historically based, and is both intellectually and pragmatically challenging. Main orientations and specific feature The Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action programme provides students with a unique blend of core social science approaches (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology) to humanitarianism and human rights intended to deconstruct the intuitive familiarity between the two fields and renew the debate concerning the universalism and political neutrality of human rights and humanitarian action through empirical study. It also offers indispensable courses in international law and global/regional institutional frameworks and advocacy skills. The teaching and learning objective is to give students the tools for strong analytical contextualisation that gives both depth and breadth to the issues and stakes in human rights and humanitarian action and that enable students to make the 'right decision at the right moment' when undertaking action on the ground. Going beyond the offerings of a typical LLM human rights programme or the more professionally oriented 'humanitarian' programmes. Another unique element of the programme is an emphasis on the "French" approach to humanitarian action and human rights while incorporating the pragmatic, judicial American approach to the field. Depending on their career goals, students will specialise during their second year in either the field of human rights or humanitarian action. Career opportunities Master of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action graduates may consider a variety of careers: NGOs, the diplomatic corps/national administrations, international organisations, journalism, and with a prior qualifying course of study, law (practising lawyer, international and regional courts of justice). [-]

Graduate In Design For Social Impact

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Full time 18 months March 2017 Brazil São Paulo

This is the first course of postgraduate in Brazil dedicated to the theme. Social Business, according to several analysts, present great opportunities and a lack of qualified professionals. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught This is the first course of postgraduate in Brazil dedicated to the theme. Social Business, according to several analysts, present great opportunities and a lack of qualified professionals. Start Date: September / 2015 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays (10 meetings) Time: 19h30 to 22h45 Duration: 18 months Hours: 400 hours Registration until: September / 2015 SCENARIO More and more people, institutions and companies look for ways to positively impact the most diverse social issues, either by conviction or by necessity. Design for social impact resets and features a design process from purposes and methods focused on social innovation, to meet the assumptions involved the business focused on the transformative impact to the bottom of the pyramid. The problems of our time are systemic, meaning that they are interconnected and therefore the solutions require innovative approaches by trained professionals from various fields in cooperation. In this sense, there is now a growing demand by a dedicated approach by a professional vision with comprehensive knowledge and look visionary, able to face complex problems, identify opportunities, engage with diverse groups and inspire / empower people, turning extreme realities to build a world more equitable and sustainable. COURSE This is the first course of postgraduate in Brazil dedicated to the theme. Social Business, according to several analysts, present great opportunities and a lack of qualified professionals. Some say they are the future of the global economy, where everyone wins and the exchange ratios take on new dimensions and perspectives. The graduate of the differential in Design for Social Istituto Impact Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo is to provide an immersive experience participant in one of the distinct social realities with which they will be prepared to interact, thus mixing reflection and practice. The course is structured from three main areas - Design for Social Innovation; Management and Impact; and Sustainable Development. The modular structure of the course is designed to provide the student with a progressive development experience of their skills and conceptual, technological and creative skills. This wide range is filtered by the discussion of what actually generates social impact in the context of how to identify opportunities and how to find ways of establishing consistent dialogue. The course incorporates the collaboration of active partners in the current scenario, such as NGOs, associations, businesses, government agencies etc. The constant contact with inspiring professionals support students in the process of critical review of the real context, to conceptualize creative solutions based on empathy in order to amplify the impact of targeted projects and services for social enterprises. DELIVERY Each participant will be encouraged to develop their own views to go their way and act as a designer in a changing world. The program graduates will have developed a global perspective, while we understand the specifics needed to meet local singularities. Be able to integrate different disciplines of the world of design in their projects, focusing on the social impact of business. Humanistic, multidisciplinary and creative, the Social Information formed by IED São Paulo should be able to assess and create new models, strategies, environments, products and services with the potential to fulfill a key role in the development and transformation of society. In addition to the systemic view of the acute sensitivity to human issues and deep knowledge in innovation, this new professional will have practical experience in working collaboratively. Therefore, we expect a critical attitude, reflective and constructive. The program graduates will bring their valuable experience to companies, institutions, NGOs or initiatives related to Creative Economy, joining multidisciplinary teams, communities and / or entrepreneurs to undertake their own projects. The course also provides the performance in careers in areas such as design innovation, design and strategy, business development, brand development and social responsibility. [-]