Masters Degree in Sociology in India

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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.

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world

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M.Des. in Public Space Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 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. [+]

Best Masters in Sociology in India 2017. 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 (DEL Laboratory) Design EARTH Learning Network on Sustainability (LeNS)-India Student interacting with Public Space Design Facilitator Key Values Postgraduates in Public space design are evolutionists at heart and imbibe these core values: Empathetic – As public space designers we value the “other” over the “self”. While we brings the self into the design it is informed through putting ourselves in other’s shoes and by having empathy towards all. Inclusive – We ensure that the spaces we design are inclusive and accessible to all. Sustainable – We strive for sustainable place making that balances ecological, community and economic concerns. Adaptable – We designs for change. We are adaptable to the ever-changing contexts and ensure our designs are resilient to changing social and environmental needs and issues. Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach Learning is driven by engagement with theory/discourse, reflective practice and real world experience. This approach allows for a comprehensive exposure to possibilities across the world and creates an awareness of the contemporary context. Students on a field trip in the Banni Grasslands of Kutch, Photo Courtesy: School of Foudation and Prepatory Studies. Program learning components include: A theoretical and conceptual knowledge of approaches to public space design, current issues and discourses across the world Using design thinking tools to research the context, analyze and synthesize and conceptualize a solution. Understanding of methods and tools of comprehensive studies in project and/or discourse in public space design Collaboration among peers, practitioners and the community. Using live projects/opportunities to create and test interventions/participatory design in community spaces. Capability sets On successful completion of the course, graduates will have the following capabilities: Scholar Examine and engage in systematic enquiry of cultural, political, environmental and historical uniqueness of place and complexity of contexts Identify what is to be known in multifaceted contexts and suitably adapt discipline specific knowledge for problem solving. Critique constraints, question assumptions and limitations; think independently and strive for deeper engagement in the area of knowledge. Entrepreneurial leader Design, engage and manage safe, sustainable and layered engagements for people, with public space. Ability to understand, analyze and synthesize information, select and use appropriate methods of research & communication. Practitioner Identify, explore, experiment with real and conceptual frameworks and develop innovative practice. Make informed choices and expand ideas of art, design, policy and sustainability to make their own practice more informed and enriched. Global Citizen Use a participatory approach to engage with communities and effectively communicate their views to a wide range of audiences. Be sensitive towards regional perspectives, respect diversity and help design for just and inclusive communities. Opportunities Employment in creative industries such as architecture, landscape design, interiors and urban design Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in the urban sector Graduates can become contemporary design practitioner, entrepreneur, design consultant or an academician Graduates could work with and have an active involvement in emerging domains such as public policy making and public space design and planning Enquiries For further information, kindly email Mary Jacob Kuruvilla at maryjacob@srishti.ac.in [-]

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Parul University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years July 2017 India Vadodara + 1 more

Indeed, social work is the one helping profession whose revered code of ethics is clear about its moral mission to empower clients and addresses both society and industries. The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help to meet the basic human needs of all the people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. [+]

Indeed, social work is the one helping profession whose revered code of ethics is clear about its moral mission to empower clients and addresses both society and industries. The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help to meet the basic human needs of all the people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Faculty of Social work at Parul University aims at transforming individuals by providing them a platform for gaining social work education and knowledge through interacting and closely associating with the society at large, assisting in the empowerment and up-gradation of society and understanding the role of Organizations for creating a better society. This transformation is achieved by need driven and dynamic curriculum, social interventions, research and networking and liasioning with government and non government organizations. Objectives The courses at Faculty of Social work shall prepare the students to: To gain an understanding about concept, history and philosophy of social work and to develop a knowledge base about Profession of Social Work, its practice and application. To gain an understanding of the concept and different processes of Social Work with special reference to Indian Society. To understand the various Indian social problems and their role to tackle them in a professional way. Parul University offers dynamic and relevant programs at the Bachelors & Master’s level in Social Work and Human Resource Management. It also identifies new areas for social work practice and evolves innovative strategies through practice-based research and field action projects. The course focuses on key importance of relevant subjects, Orientation visits, Concurrent Field work, Rural Camps, Study Tours, Field work Seminars, Communicable Skills, Viva Voce and Block Placements. Vision We aspire to be among the finest schools of social work and human resource management in the state offering holistic growth opportunity to our students. A vibrant center for intellectual development, producing qualified, competent and skilled Professionals- a leader in promoting diverse communities, advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work and human resource, all within a facility that supports the best educational practices. Mission The Faculty of Social work is committed to gain excellence in teaching, empowering, developing community through leadership and service. Our mission is to foster social responsibility regarding social and economic justice, quality of life and multicultural communities, based on equality for all people. As the institute for the creation and dissemination of knowledge, the institute provides attainment of social work education and human resource objectives in order to alleviate and prevent social problems and equality of roles in society for individuals, families and communities. Field Work Field Work is a part of the curriculum in all the semesters in Faculty of Social Work. The field work carries a total of six credits in each semester. The Field work is focused on rural villages, NGO’s, hospitals, Industries and social activities in each semester.The students are exposed to social issues and the problems faced. Also, the students are given the opportunities to conduct research projects to solve the issues which have been identified by the students. Industrial Visits Field Work is a part of the curriculum in all the semesters in Faculty of Social Work. The field work carries a total of six credits in each semester. The Field work is focused on rural villages, NGO’s, hospitals, Industries and social activities each semester. The students are exposed to social issues and the problems faced by people. Also, the students are given the opportunities to conduct research projects to solve the issues which have been identified by the students. Rural Camp The rural camp was organized by Faculty of Social Work in collaboration with Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC), at Panandhro village, Kutchh in November 2015 for 7 days. The camp was organized for MSW and MSW (HRM) so as to provide the students an opportunity to gain practical skills and be exposed to the rural communities in different district. The students of Parul University had created Awareness drive on Health and Personal Hygiene, First- Aid , Literacy through street plays, skits and FGD-Focused Group Discussions on broad topics like Family Planning, Sex Education, reproductive health, Entrepreneurship Development and PRA-Participatory Rural Appraisal & Bio-gas plant. A Study and survey was also carried out on the Education level and socio-economic profile amongst the villagers. The students were given exposure to observe mining activities at Lignite project by GMDC and Expert Talks. The objectives of the Rural Camp was to get hands on experience on Research methodology, to understand the Rural Setting of the different districts and different cultural diversity and their social issues within the state, to understand the process of planning and organizing the Camp and experience group living, analysis and Interpretation of the data collected, Preparation of report. Course Structure Semester 1 Introduction to Social Work Profession Human Growth and Behavior Ideologies of Social Work Contemporary Social Problem Philosophy of Social Work Field Work Soft Skills Rural Camp Semester 2 Social Case Work Social Group Work Community Organization Psychopathology Social Work Research-I Field Work Soft Skills Dissertation Semester 3 Labour Welfare and HRM Medical and Psychiatric Social Work Corporate Social Responsibility Social Work Research-II Field Work Study Tour Dissertation Elective Semester 4 Community Mental Health Program Family Child and Youth Welfare Psychiatric Social Work Criminology and Correctional Social Work Field Work Block Placement Viva Elective [-]

Master in design (MDes)

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique
Campus Full time 2 years

The MDes Health & Social Innovation aims to identify and experience how design can improve daily life through health, quality of life of a given group of population (elderly, children etc), mediation, collective identity... This program is taught in French. [+]

This full-time 2-year Master's program is taught in French.The MDes "Health & Social Innovation" aims to identify and experience how design can improve daily life through health, quality of life og a given group of population (elderly, children etc), mediation, collective identity...A focus on Health & Social Innovation:Life expectancy growing longer, design must strive to provide collectively thought-up responsible answers to emerging issues such as life conditions, health issues between care and treatment, arranging life spaces to adapt to each step of life... The Master’s program Health & Social Innovation trains designers to find their voice in this context of ever-changing uses.Areas of application:- devices adapted to diabetes and asthma treatments,- games and educational toys,- life space design and improvement,- arrangements of spaces dedicated to specific populations: signage, space design, furniture, products...Prerequisites for enrollment:Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in design (spatial, graphic, communication, interaction, mutimedia, product or industrial design) or interior architecture). You may apply before having actually obtained the herforementioned degree.A level of CEFR B2 in French is recommended.... [-]