Masters in Sociology in Europe

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Sociology

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

A sociology program provides individuals with a profound understanding of social groups and the individuals that they are composed of. Topics and courses regarding history, economics, religion, and psychology may also be required in order to study sociology.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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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 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


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. [+]

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 social 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.... [-]


Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

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. [+]

Research Master in Sociology of Culture, Media, and the Arts

Challenge yourself in this interdisciplinary Research Master’s program! Combine social-scientific training and hands-on research experience. Develop your own research interests. And prepare yourself for a Ph.D., or a research-oriented career outside of academia.

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. This Master’s of Science (MSc) Program is designed for talented and motivated students, who are interested in research on culture, media and the arts.

You will be trained to independently carry out high-quality research, whilst simultaneously getting the chance to more clearly outline your own research interests — with the help of top scholars in the field. The curriculum consists of theoretical courses, as well as quantitative and qualitative methodological training. You will put this knowledge into practice in a research traineeship, in which you get the opportunity to collaborate with an experienced scholar and work on a real-life research project. Through a study exchange in your second year, you get the opportunity to further broaden your knowledge and expand your international network.... [-]


Master in Intercultural Mediation

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

The master program 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 center in Wrocław offering BA and MA programs 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 master program 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 center in Wrocław offering BA and MA programs 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 program involves 890 teaching hours (120 ECTS). The particular focus of the "Intercultural mediation" program is on the local, regional (Central and Eastern European) and global dimensions of culture and multiculturalism.... [-]


MRes in Applied Social Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months January 2018 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. [+]

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 ... [-]

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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 in Cultural Sociology

Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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... [-]


Master in Comparative Social Research

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

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. [+]

About programme

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, ethical, 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!... [-]


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

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Master in Linguistics: Language and Society

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

Explore language from a (socio)linguistic and pragmatic perspective while gaining proficiency in one of seven European languages. In the one-year Master’s programme Language and Society, you will develop the knowledge and skills to analyse your target language within its unique social context. [+]

Explore language from a (socio)linguistic and pragmatic perspective while gaining proficiency in one of seven European languages. In the one-year Master’s programme Language and Society, you will develop the knowledge and skills to analyse your target language within its unique social context.

Exploring language within the context of society

In the Master’s programme Language and Society you will examine the role of language within a society and how a society can, in turn, shape a language. Providing real-world examples of core linguistics concepts and theory, the programme focusses on the analysis of language use and variation. You will explore how and why languages vary within particular communities, differences in language use and policy, and the influence of issues such as multilingualism and computer-mediated communication.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies, Master of Social Sciences (2 years)

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Finland Helsinki

The multidisciplinary, research-based Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS) focuses on the key themes in the dynamics of contemporary societies, both in a European and a global context. [+]

Goal of the pro­gramme

Is your goal to understand the complex issues associated with contemporary societies? As societies become increasingly diverse, change rapidly, and are confronted with inequalities, there is a growing need for professionals trained in the analysis of these dynamics. To become an expert in the analysis of contemporary societies – choose COS!

The multidisciplinary, research-based Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS) focuses on the key themes in the dynamics of contemporary societies, both in a European and a global context. Depending on your study track, one or several of the following pathways are available to you: Ethnic Relations and Migration, Mind and Society, Socio-Cultural Shifts, and Sources of Inequalities.... [-]


MSc in Sociology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The Master's programme In Sociology enables you to develop critical thinking, analytical skills and the ability to conduct societal analysis, as well as to acquire specialised knowledge of sociology. [+]

Programme overview

The MSc in Sociology prepares students for PhD studies in Sociology as well as for advanced professional work in sociological inquiries and community planning. The programme allows students considerable freedom to select courses according to interest and future needs. The programme enables students to develop critical thinking, analytical skills and ability to conduct societal analysis, as well as to acquire specialised knowledge of sociology. On completion of the programme, students are awarded a degree of Master of Science (120 credits) specialising in Sociology.

In the programme the students will acquire:

• knowledge and understanding in sociology, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as specialised insight into current research and development work... [-]


Health and Social Science Research Methods - MRes

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The course is suitable for students with a varied background in research methods. There is a choice of two research methods modules, one for those with little or no background experience of research and one for people who already have some experience of research, perhaps at undergraduate level​. [+]

This course covers research methods, statistics and broader research skills and will enable students to design, conduct and write up robust research studies. Students will conduct two substantial research studies in a topic of their choice, supervised by experienced members of academic staff.

The course is suitable for students with a varied background in research methods. There is a choice of two research methods modules, one for those with little or no background experience of research and one for people who already have some experience of research, perhaps at undergraduate level​.

Employability & Careers​

A postgraduate qualification in health or social science research provides an excellent foundation for a career in research, as a health professional who carries out and publishes research in their field, or for anyone planning to go on to complete a PhD. ... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]