Masters in Sociology in Europe

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Sociology programs provide an in-depth look at the functions and organization of society. Topics such as class, crime, race and gender, and culture are usually studied during a sociology program. Courses in economics, history, and philosophy may also be required.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Master Design (MDes) Social Innovation

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Europe 2017. The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. Its focus is on the organisational models, methods and approaches needed to shape positive social change, sustainable growth and new business models. In the face of the promise of untold growth we are now confronted by a harsh reality: that in the second decade of the 21st century the traditional model of ‘business as usual’ is no longer viable. In applying a range of approaches to designing and prototyping social ventures and models of organisation, the MDes in Social Innovation will equip you with a practice-based approach to embedding innovation in the area of sustainability, community resilience, corporate social responsibility, venture philanthropy and organisational agility. Working with a cross- disciplinary team of professionals, the course will allow you to learn about radical ideas, evolve these ideas and test them in a ‘lived’ organisational environment. The MDes Social Innovation will demonstrate that many of the most successful designs, innovations and innovators have learned to operate across the boundaries between disciplines, sectors, organisations and traditional services. At its heart lie three design principles: an holistic approach - the need to approach innovation from a ‘holistic’ point of view, drawing on its potential impact in terms of people, technology, the environment, psychological and emotional meaning and long-term sustainability a core intent - the potential to develop a ‘core intent’ and value proposition... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Part time 14 - 18 months September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

Part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources. Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe that allows you to pursue your professional activity while studying. [+]

Enrich your professional profile in the public or private sector with high-level intercultural competencies!

 

New edition starting October 2, 2017

The Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC) is a part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources.

 

Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe that allows you to pursue your professional activity while studying.

 

As part of our program you will: Achieve a higher comprehension of your own culture and the culture of others. Develop a laser focus in analyzing multicultural situations; Gain the necessary skills for mediating conflicts and creating effective solutions; Challenge yourself in intercultural strategic sessions in Asia, N. Africa, and Europe, Make an immediate impact in your organization. ... [-]


Master of Digital Humanities (Leuven)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Science in Digital Humanities helps graduates from Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences programmes to develop digital competencies that will allow them to add digital dimensions to their own domain expertise. It aims to explicitly link these competencies to research questions, case studies and applications related to the domain expertise of the students. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Europe 2017. Master of Digital Humanities (Leuven) Digital Humanities is a young field of research, focused on the use of computational techniques to support research in the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences. One of the key drivers of the field is the recent availability of large digital repositories within many areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences. These repositories offer the prospect of applying computational visualization, querying and analysis techniques, leading to the discovery of new knowledge and insights. The field also applies new digital techniques to enhance approaches, processes, skills and methods developed and applied in the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences. This includes the use of digital techniques in instructional sciences, the use of digital games in social sciences or the use of digital techniques in on-line publishing. What is the Master of Digital Humanities all about? The Master of Science in Digital Humanities helps graduates from Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences programmes to develop digital competencies that will allow them to add digital dimensions to their own domain expertise. It aims to explicitly link these competencies to research questions, case studies and applications related to the domain expertise of the students. Graduates of this programme will be able to bring their own domain expertise to a significantly higher level of functionality, using digital tools and techniques. Building both on the expertise they obtained from the programme and their prior expertise in Humanities, Social or Behavioral Sciences, graduates will be well placed to... [-]

Master in Humanities: Literature & Contested Spaces (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

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.

 

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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... [-]

MRes in Applied Social Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Master’s in Applied Social Research gives graduates the ideal preparation for undertaking social research and evaluation. There is a core of four shared modules in generic research skills, plus specialist disciplinary modules and a range of options. They combine high quality with flexibility and choice for students. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Europe 2017. The Master’s in Applied Social Research gives graduates the ideal preparation for undertaking social research and evaluation. There is a core of four shared modules in generic research skills, plus specialist disciplinary modules and a range of options. They combine high quality with flexibility and choice for students. Recognition The course has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting its requirements for postgraduate research training. Fully funded places are available through the ESRC, details can be found on the pages of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science website. Course objectives Provide you with the skills and knowledge base required to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, taking account of ethics, reliability and validity Enable you to examine critically the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research Enable you to examine issues concerning comparative social research Develop your understanding of the relationship between research and policy, and the meanings of evaluation, its terminology, practice and use Provide you with the opportunity to tailor your programme with a choice of further research-based modules What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS:... [-]

Research Master Literary and Cultural Studies

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture [+]

Research Master Literary and Cultural Studies

 

The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture.The programme in Literary and Cultural Studies provides you with an advanced investigation of the arts. You will focus specifically on the role the arts play in processes of cultural change. Also, you will study arts and culture in general and specialize in one of these art forms: literature, film, theatre, music, and multimedia forms.The programme has a multi-disciplinary approach. You will study the arts from perspectives such as history, philosophy and sociology. In addition, the programme is closely related to the multidisciplinary research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG).Specific requirements for international students... [-]


Postgraduate Research Programmes

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The School has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. The School’s vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the world who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline [+]

Masters in Sociology in Europe 2017. The School has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. The School’s vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the world who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline. The breadth of expertise within the School enables us to provide research supervision on a very wide range of topics across Politics and International Relations. Research students can specialise in one of the following four areas: - Comparative Politics, MA-R, MPhil, PhD - International Conflict Analysis MA, MPhil, PhD - International Relations, MA-R, MPhil, PhD - Political and Social Thought, MA-R, MPhil, PhD MA-R The MA-R is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme. Candidates research and write a thesis of a maximum of 40,000 words under the supervision of one or two academic staff. The formal requirement to obtain the qualification is that the thesis must show the candidate is able to conduct an independent study, to understand its relationship to a wider field of knowledge, and to organise and present the thesis in an appropriate manner. MPhil The MPhil is a two-year full-time or three-year part-time programme. Candidates research and write a thesis of a maximum of 56,000 words under the supervision of two academic staff. The formal requirement to obtain the qualification is that the thesis must show the ability to conduct an original investigation, to test ideas, and to understand the relationship between the theme of the thesis and the wider field of knowledge of... [-]

Master in Business Sociology and Market Research

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

Business Sociology and Market Research (BSMR) programme aims to educate highly qualified sociologists - the experts in society and social behaviour, to give insight on how societies develop and organize themselves, to provide wide and systemic theoretical knowledge in sociology, incorporating roles in marketing, statistics, research, public relations, etc. [+]

Why this study programme? Business Sociology and Market Research (BSMR) programme aims to educate highly qualified sociologists - the experts in society and social behaviour, to give insight on how societies develop and organize themselves, to provide wide and systemic theoretical knowledge in sociology, incorporating roles in marketing, statistics, research, public relations, etc.; to develop skills to apply theoretical knowledge, analysing, comparing and valuating social phenomenons; to improve and creatively apply research and sociological practical skills; to disclose actual social problems and to foresee the ways of their solving. The graduates of the programme will be prepared to proceed their studies in sociological doctoral studies level or other in Social Sciences. Dr. Vida Česnuitytė, Programme director: Business Sociology and Market Research (BSMR) study programme is different from other Sociology study programmes as it provides an understanding of how to categorize and analyze different subsections within society, knowledge on the creation and targeting of marketing campaigns, gives the statistical and analytical skills providing an excellent background for effective work in this field. It is first programme of such type in Lithuania. Entry requirements Graduates of university bachelor's studies in any study field can apply to this programme; English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates. International mobility possibilities Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives a... [-]

MSSc in Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change

Linköping University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2 years Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

This is a full-time programme that focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Europe 2017. This is a full-time programme that focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. This is a full-time programme that gives you the opportunity to explore how processes of social and cultural change can be initiated or sustained by integrating a critical understanding of intersectional gender, by counteracting multiple inequalities and processes of discrimination, and by other kinds of transformative work. You will learn how to actively change, develop and challenge existing norms and structures. The programme combines online distance education with intensive mandatory on-campus gatherings. You will interact with your teachers and fellow programme members via a digital classroom. Three mandatory on-campus weeks will be held each year, the first one at the start of the programme. Programme description The programme focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. This is a full-time programme that gives you the opportunity to explore how processes of social and cultural change can be initiated or sustained by integrating a critical understanding of intersectional gender, by counteracting multiple inequalities and processes of discrimination and by other kinds of transformative work. You... [-]

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. [+]

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 questions. As a... [-]

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 Europe 2017. 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... [-]

MSc Science, Communication & Society

University of Kent, School of History
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This MSc is unique amongst science communication programmes in the UK and globally because of the depth of the critical humanities perspectives that it brings to bear on science: history, sociology, ethics and visual arts. Using [+]

’This is a degree of the highest quality’ Prof. Frank Burnet MBE, external examiner, 2009-2013 This MSc is unique amongst science communication programmes in the UK and globally because of the depth of the critical humanities perspectives that it brings to bear on science: history, sociology, ethics and visual arts. Using the latest scholarship, we enable students to get behind contemporary and historic science to understand how knowledge is created and consumed within society. The course also features visiting professionals from a range of sectors (medical writing, journalism, arts, museums). Practical and creative assessments harness students' developing knowledge to create a portfolio of skills that are highly valued by employers. There is a particular focus on developing excellence in writing. The MSc in Science, Communication and Society complements our more straightforward MA in History of Science, Technology, Environment and Medicine. If you are interested in the history of science or STS, you might nevertheless choose the MSc for its focus on practical and marketable skills, and for the route that it provides between an academic study of the history of science and related careers (museums, policy, lobbying, NGOs). However, the route to further study in history of science remains open; the programme’s graduates have gone into PhDs in history of science, PhDs in science policy or science communication, as well as professional work in a variety of science communication sectors. Entry Requirements Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Europe 2017. Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. The key areas of health, welfare, ethics, trade, aid and disaster management are analysed, with a spotlight on the dramatic and innovative public services changes in the UK and the wider international context. This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant differences in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Features and benefits of the course - The opportunity for cross-campus working with international partner universities - The opportunity to take a placement with a public service partner organisation in the region - To engage with a mix of traditional and blended learning environments - The opportunity to develop a wide range of analytic, presentation and other professional skills ABOUT THE COURSE This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant difference in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Typical units of study may include You will... [-]