Master of Science (MSc) in Sociology

Best 61 Masters of Science in Sociology 2017

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Msc stands for Master of Science. It is a postgraduate educational master's degree given by universities in a wide number of nations. The degree is typically studied for in the sciences and occasionally in the social sciences.

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Master of Science in Cultural Sociology - Law, Power and Social Justice

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Esbjerg

The profile is centered on cultural encounters within the legal system with specific focus on the meeting between citizens and the societal macro-structures... [+]

When choosing the Master of Social Science in Cultural Sociology with a profile in Law, Power and Social Justice you obtain a thorough theoretical and empirical insight into how the modern society is structured and organized by means of formal and informal rules and laws.The profile is centered on cultural encounters within the legal system with specific focus on the meeting between citizens and the societal macro-structures characterized by formal rules, administrative procedures and the reduction of people into cases and numbers.The profile builds on the three-year bachelor programme in Sociology and Cultural Analysis offered at Campus Esbjerg.

 

 

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MSc Holistic Science

Schumacher College
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Totnes

Schumacher College in partnership with Plymouth University is the first in the world to offer a postgraduate programme in Holistic Science. Starts Sept 2018 [+]

Are you deeply concerned about the state of the natural world? Are you hoping to make a difference with your life and work? Schumacher College in partnership with Plymouth University is the first in the world to offer a postgraduate programme in Holistic Science. Western science is dominated by ‘reductionism’ – the idea that natural phenomena can be explained in terms of their component parts. Reductionism is incomplete, and can be counter-productive since it suggests that by analysing the ‘mechanical’ workings of nature we can fully predict and manipulate it. Holistic science recognises the limitations of this methodology, focusing instead on nature’s qualities, complexity and intrinsic value, giving a science fit to solve global challenges. What is Holistic Science? The programme explores new methodologies that are gaining success in exploring natural systems. These recognise that complex systems are dynamic processes realising their emergent properties as wholes – and that these properties are conditioned, but not determined, by the system’s constituent parts. The course provides methodologies that go beyond reductionism in understanding dynamic interactive systems, whether these are ecosystems, the weather, organisations, a plant or a developing human embryo. Students develop a holistic understanding of these systems and along the way learn to apply techniques such as computer modelling, intuitive perception and phenomenology. Of particular importance here is Goethe’s methodology as a way of meeting the whole through the parts. The programme advocates a participatory science of interactions, qualities, values and intuition, a science that is more capable of informing some of the key movements today, including environmental restoration, spiritual renewal and community regeneration. Holistic thinking is already revolutionising physics, earth system science, ecology, evolutionary biology, organisational development and health studies. It is generating increasing interest from scientists in many fields – especially those concerned with issue relating to sustainability. Since1998, when it first began, this Masters programme has developed a coherent methodology of holistic enquiry, proving a rigorous and ethical framework for a mature science. Join our learning community for this pioneering programme in Holistic Science which completely re-evaluates our scientific understanding of nature, the ecological crisis we face and our role in widespread ecological, economic and social change. Our teachers have included: Stephan Harding Philip Franses Patricia Shaw Satish Kumar Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen Craig Holdrege Rupert Sheldrake Shantena Sabbadini Jules Cashford Who is this course for? The primary qualification we are looking for in our students is a strong interest in nature, how it evolves and self-organises and what we as individuals, organisations and cultures can learn from it in our quest for a sustainable future. We welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and of any age – whether you are currently employed, unemployed, a student or retired. The diversity of our student group is a rich part of how we learn and is a reflection of the diversity of nature itself. What will you learn? A thorough understanding of the implications and consequences of using western science as a tool for gaining reliable information about the world. Insights about how contemporary sustainability issues have come about and the various routes we could take in addressing them. Theoretical and experiential understandings of an ecological world view for transforming your understanding of your place in the world and how to act within it. An understanding of the importance of sensing, feeling and intuition for an expanded science. Knowledge of a range of alternative scientific methodologies which integrate qualitative experience and quantitative measurement. An understanding of the emergent properties of whole systems through the lenses of chaos, complexity and Gaia theories, and how these relate to ecological, social and economic problems. An understanding of how Holistic Science is being applied in the creation of a more sustainable world. A clearer understanding of your own rational and emotional states and processes through experiential and reflective group enquiry. As part of this programme you will also carry out an independent research project in which you can apply holistic science to your own area of interest. This is an unparalleled opportunity to undertake high level research outside the usual constraints of academic norms. Projects can be presented as personal narrative, film, artwork, poetry or any other creative endeavor, alongside more conventional modes of delivery. Where you will go? Graduates of the programme have taken a broad integrated systemic approach in areas such as environmental management, education for sustainability, design, biological research, ecological business consulting, academia, healthcare, agriculture, media and film-making, NGOs and working with indigenous people. [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO), M.Soc.Sc.

University of Tampere
Campus Full time August 2018 Finland Tampere

Knowledge on Society. Expertise on Policy. Competence in Research. A joint approach by three European universities to contemporary societies and social issues. [+]

Masters of Science in Sociology. Next intake will be in December 2017 - January 2018 for 2018 admission Degree: Master of Social Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 (to be confirmed) Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO) is jointly organised by three European universities: University of Tampere (Finland), Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria) and Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius, Lithuania). The COSOPO programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary societies in Europe. It is based on the strong research tradition on social policy and welfare in social sciences in the University of Tampere, in the Johannes Kepler University and in the Mykolas Romeris University. The aim of the programme is to facilitate the understanding of social policy and welfare in Europe. The programme focuses, for example, on the dynamics of social policy in the countries representing different welfare models and on analyzing different fields of social policies from various perspectives. During the programme students will learn about comparative designs, and about methodology on qualitative and quantitative policy studies. Study objectives Students of the COSOPO programme will gain knowledge and understanding of comparative and interdisciplinary welfare and social policy research. The programme also offers an excellent opportunity for intercultural communication and learning by combining contact teaching with on-line learning. Upon completing the programme, students will be able to: understand the European dimension of social policy and welfare engage in an open and critical examination in the fields of social policy and welfare use and accomplish research in the fields of social policy and welfare in the countries representing different welfare models. meet the different professional demands in the fields of social policy, welfare, social and welfare statistics, social security systems, labour policy, poverty, gender etc. discuss relevant current literature, approach new scholarship, and critically present in public develop, complete and defend scientific papers Career opportunities The programme aims at improving students' academic credentials and in enhancing their career prospects as highly qualified analysts and applied researchers in national, European and international organizations. Graduates are expected to work in the areas of welfare management and social policy development and they will be able to apply their skills in creating, developing and evaluating social programmes and projects. Eligibility There is no intake into the COSOPO programme in 2017. Eligibility criteria to the Master's degree programmes consist of two parts: the University of Tampere general eligibility criteria, and programme specific eligibility criteria, which specify and/or add information to the general criteria. Applicants must meet both in order to be considered eligible. General eligibility: To be eligible to apply for a Master’s programme at UTA, an applicant must have: a completed university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired programme or in a closely related subject fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies. [-]

Master in Counseling (MS)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Stamford Waterbury Bridgeport + 3 more

The Counseling Program promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to community service. Our curriculum is offered in an international, culturally diverse, supportive learning environment which prepares counselors for leadership in our increasingly interconnected world. [+]

Offering Master of Science (M.S.) and 6th Year Certificate of Advanced Study Degrees We have a long tradition of preparing our graduates for outstanding careers in professional counseling and seek students interested in personal as well as professional growth. The Counseling Program promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to community service. Our curriculum is offered in an international, culturally diverse, supportive learning environment which prepares counselors for leadership in our increasingly interconnected world. Career Paths The Master of Science in Counseling offers two concentrations: College Student Personnel – prepares students for careers in higher education Clinical Mental Health Counseling – prepares students for careers in community counseling, substance abuse treatment, crisis counseling centers and mental health Students in each concentration share a core counseling curriculum with the remaining coursework selected based upon their chosen concentration. All counseling students complete a supervised field and internship experience in their area of concentration. Coursework for Adult Learners and Professionals The Master of Science in Counseling degree program runs coursework in the evenings (beginning at 4 p.m.) and on weekends to meet the needs of working adults. With the help of a personal academic advisor, each student completes the program at his or her own pace. Core courses build counseling knowledge and counseling skills in the following areas: Human growth and development The helping relationship Lifestyle and career development Research and evaluation Social and cultural foundations Professional orientation, ethics and behavior Counselor Development There are three dimensions to your development as a counselor: Your personal growth and development (you as a person who counsels) Your intellectual growth and development (your professional knowledge) Your counseling skill set Our curriculum is designed to address all three dimensions, inspiring personal growth, building professional knowledge and honing counseling skills. These aspects of counselor development are important to all counseling students irrespective of their specific career path. 6th Year Program The 6th Year Program is designed for students who have achieved a master’s degree applicable to counseling or related field and need to supplement their coursework in clinical mental health skills and appraisal procedures. This advanced 30 credit program offers core courses in substance abuse counseling, psychopharmacology, evidence based therapies, and counseling special populations. In addition an internship/practicum in clinical mental health is required. Admission Requirements The University has a rolling admissions policy. To be fully admitted applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Applicants are expected to have at least 9 credits of psychology coursework (graduate or undergraduate) such as Personality Theories, Abnormal Psychology, or Clinical Psychology. They must also successfully complete the supplemental application portfolio which includes personal references, a writing assignment, and an official transcript. Program Prerequisites Bachelors degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university or recognized international institution Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher Nine credits in undergraduate psychology coursework with a grade of B or higher; three of the nine credits may be in an area closely related to psychology It is recommended that clinical mental health counseling applicants have three undergraduate credits in either abnormal psychology or psychopathology [-]

Master in Sociology (MSc)

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 1 - 2  January 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master's program in Sociology offers several options for students who are interested in the academic field of Sociology and want to acquire new knowledge and skills. The Master options are: • The Master in Sociology (1 year) • The Extended Master in Sociology including a traineeship (1,5 year) • Double Degree in Sociology and Population Studies (1,5 year) • Double Degree Program Tilburg & Trento (2 years) [+]

Masters of Science in Sociology. Master in Sociology (MSc) The Master in Sociology is a one-year, English-taught program containing 60 ECTS credits. The program focuses on the analysis of problems of social cohesion. It does so comparing individuals and countries. Questions dealt with include: What are people's attitudes about welfare rights for minority groups in society, such as immigrants, and what factors can explain these attitudes? Does a country's social security system effect solidarity with one's fellow citizens? Do people increasingly act individually, and does the existence of and involvement in social media compensate for this? How can we explain the growth of political cynicism? What social groups are more involved in crime? Are certain social groups more involved in crime than others? The Master's program has a theoretical and empirical research focus. This means that social problems and issues are translated into sociological research questions, which are then analyzed using sociological theories, models, advanced research methods and statistical techniques. In addition to this, students will then learn how policy solutions can be derived from the results of this sociological analysis, and to evaluate the implementation of these solutions. The broad and in-depth knowledge acquired during your Sociology studies will enable you to make a substantial contribution to the analysis and solution of today's social problems. Program structure The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, divided into four units. As of Academic Year 2015-2016 the Master's program in Sociology will start with a second intake moment. Students can start the Master's program at the end of August 2015 (first intake moment) or at the end of January 2016 (second intake moment). The students follow the same program. First intake moment: start September 2015 Unit 1 Social Policy & Social Risks (6 ects) Master's seminar Sociology (9 ects) Unit 2 Social Capital: Networks Resources and Attitudes (6 ects) Master's seminar Sociology (3 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (6 ects) Unit 3 The Social Structure of Western Societies (6 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ects) Unit 4 Populism in Comparative Perspective (6 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ects) Second intake moment: start January 2016 Unit 1 The Social Structure of Western Societies (6 ects) Master's seminar Sociology (9 ects) Unit 2 Populism in Comparative Perspective (6 ects) Master's seminar Sociology (3 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (6 ects) Unit 3 Social Policy & Social Risks (6 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ects) Unit 4 Social Capital: Networks Resources and Attitudes (6 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ects) Master's Program in Sociology The Master in Sociology is an English-taught program that focuses on the analysis of problems of social cohesion (e.g., crime, social contacts, solidarity). It does so comparing individuals and countries. The Master program has a theoretical- empirical research focus. Social problems and issues are translated into sociological research questions and analyzed with the aid of theories and advanced research methods. Students will also learn how policy solutions can be derived from results of sociological analyses, and to evaluate policy. Master's program in sociology Extended Master in Sociology The Extended Master in Sociology (EMS) consists of the (regular) program of the Master Sociology extended with a unique one-year traineeship position. The entire program lasts 18 months (90 ECTS). During the first semester, EMS students will do the course work of the regular one-year Master in Sociology at Tilburg University. During semesters two and three, students will follow a junior traineeship at a selected organization for 50% of their time, during which they will participate in existing (research) projects; for the other 50% of the time students will carry out research for - and write - the Master’s Thesis. The EMS combines academic education and scientific research during the Master's thesis trajectory with in-depth work experience in an organization. The goal of the EMS is to provide students with relevant work experience and to enhance their research skills and knowledge. Double Degree in Sociology and Population Studies The English-taught international Master in Sociology and Population Studies is a Double Degree Program offered jointly by Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Tilburg University. This 18-month Double Degree Program is taught both in Barcelona (first year) and in Tilburg (second year). Double Degree Program Tilburg & Trento Have you decided to continue your education after your Bachelor's degree with a Master's degree in Sociology? Are you looking for a unique experience abroad to prepare yourself for a career in an international organization? Do you want to challenge yourself academically and distinguish yourself from your fellow students? Then we have the challenge for you! We have a unique, English-taught two year double degree program with the University of Trento in Italy. Duration 1 year Master's Program, 1,5 year Extended Master, 1,5 year Double Degree in Sociology and Population Studies, two year Double Degree Program Tilburg & Trento [-]

Cybercrime and Digital Investigation MSc

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This master's degree is designed to provide students with an understanding of the criminological, legal and research context of cybercrime. Furthermore, it equips students with an understanding of computing skills and capabilities that will help to respond to online threats to personal information as well as to organisational environments. [+]

Why study MSc Cybercrime and Digital Investigation at Middlesex University? This makes it the ideal postgraduate qualification for professionals seeking a specialist role in a community or support service environment, such as victim support services, the police force, child protection, offender services, as well as corporate environments where there is a need to prevent and respond to cybercrime and issues related to online safety. Middlesex is home to some of the UK's foremost authorities on cybercrime and cyber safety. Among them are the Programme Leader Dr Elena Martellozzo, who is currently co-leading a project on the use of online pornography funded by the NSPCC and the OCC and has recently worked with the Metropolitan Police to advance internet investigators' performance through the understanding of children and sex offenders' online activities, and Professor of Criminology Julia Davidson, who co-directed the first European study exploring internet offenders' online grooming practices on behalf of the European Commission Safer Internet Programme. Course highlights - Taught by leading experts working in the field of online safety and child protection - Learn how cyber criminals seek to take advantage of internet systems and ways of preventing these crimes from happening - Gain specialist skills and knowledge in an increasingly relevant and important area of criminology, with many employment options. [-]

MSc Social Policy and Social Interventions

Utrecht University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Through this master's degree programme, you will develop into an academic professional. As a graduate, you will be able to study specific social problems in conjunction. You will also have acquired the necessary professional and academic skills to prepare, implement, and evaluate policy and interventions. [+]

Masters of Science in Sociology. Social policy from an interdisciplinary perspective What is the relationship between the decentralisation of care and changes in family relations? Why do some interventions do and some do not contribute to the labour market participation of adolescents from an ethnic minority background and other do not? Would better laws and legislation help to reduce absenteeism in the workplace? If you would like to study such issues, this one-year Master's programme is for you. You will become abreast of interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives, which will also help you to gain in-depth insight into the methodology and skills that you will need to research social policy and participation. To be more specific, you will be looking into problems, such as: loneliness poverty discrimination segregation exclusion of vulnerable groups. You will also study people's strategies for dealing with social risks: labour mobility and migration care networks neighbourhood initiatives small-scale and/or multicultural collaborative efforts independent entrepreneurship, etc. This will be done while combining your knowledge from behavioural sciences and social sciences. Research feeding into education The faculty conducts a great many studies into the problems that are central to this master's degree programme, with research themes such as: labour, care, and citizenship evaluation of social policy integration and participation of newcomers evaluation of interventions. The researchers involved in these studies also contribute to the curriculum of this master's degree programme. Also taught in Dutch This master's programme is also taught in Dutch; the Dutch variant is known as Arbeid, zorg en participatie. The lectures of both the Dutch and the English variants are delivered jointly, in English. The seminars of the Dutch master's degree programme in Labour, Care, and Participation (Arbeid, Zorg en Participatie) are taught in Dutch. The students of the English variant will be attending separate English seminars. International perspective Many of the problems focused on in this master's degree programme have a strong international (European) dimension: globalisation, for instance, and ageing, migration and ethnic relationships, individualisation, and gender relations. The same goes for the policy and intervention programmes that are used to tackle these issues. You will soon find that this international perspective is a returning feature in the curriculum of this master's degree programme. Interdisciplinary This master's degree programme is characterised by an interdisciplinary and multi-method approach as well as an international, comparative perspective. This not only applies to the research that you will conduct – with the explicit use of a combination of scientific perspectives from both behavioural and social sciences (especially psychology, sociology, and cultural anthropology) – but also in the exploration of the professional practice wherein the combination of (behavioural scientific) interventions and (social scientific) policy is also the point of departure. Scientifically justified research of interventions Programme objective Through this master's degree programme, you will develop into an academic professional. As a graduate, you will be able to study specific social problems in conjunction. You will also have acquired the necessary professional and academic skills to prepare, implement, and evaluate policy and interventions. Fully equipped, you will be able to pursue a career in a social scientific position with the government, a social institution, a company, or a care organisation. [-]

Research Master in Behavioural and Social Sciences

University of Groningen
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Are you a talented student in the Behavioural and Social Sciences, wishing to pursue a career as an academic researcher? This Master's programme introduces you to the craft of scientific research. [+]

Are you a talented student in the Behavioural and Social Sciences, wishing to pursue a career as an academic researcher? This Master's programme introduces you to the craft of scientific research. The two years Research Master's programme prepares you for a career in science and is part of the Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences. The degree focuses on theory-guided analysis of empirical data and generalizable explanations of both human behaviour and social phenomena. As a student of this programme, you will specialize in one of the following areas: Social and Organizational Psychology Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology Sociology Education and Development Psychometrics and Statistics With your supervisor, you will determine the focus of your programme to suit your ambitions, talents and interests. The two-year degree includes a traineeship and a Master's thesis project. You may extend this Master's thesis project to a proposal for a PhD programme. The Research Master also includes a general course that provides an overview of research within the Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences. Programme 1st year The programme takes two years (4 semesters) in total, with a total study load of 120 EC, and is composed of six parts. 1) General and statistical compulsory modules (25 EC)2) Specialization-related compulsory modules, and optional modules (25 EC)3) Seminars (5 EC)4) Literature studies (15 EC)5) Traineeship (15 EC)6) Master's thesis project (35 EC) 2nd year The programme takes two years (4 semesters) in total, with a total study load of 120 EC, and is composed of six parts. 1) General and statistical compulsory modules (25 EC)2) Specialization-related compulsory modules, and optional modules (25 EC)3) Seminars (5 EC)4) Literature studies (15 EC)5) Traineeship (15 EC)6) Master's thesis project (35 EC) Programme options Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology (specialization) The program teaches how to apply theoretical and methodological knowledge and advanced research methods in the area of psychopathology and clinical neuropsychology and consists of two streams: The focus of the Clinical Psychology stream is on investigating the causal mechanisms underlying the onset and maintenance of mental disorders. Knowledge of transdiagnostic processes, focusing on shared (dysfunctional) cognitive and behavioural processes across disorders, is combined with insight in specific disorders and symptoms. The Clinical Neuropsychology stream specifically addresses the effects of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders and other clinical conditions affecting the brain in children, adolescents and adults. Methods used in the field of clinical neuropsychology are neuropsychological tests, neuroimaging and EEG. Knowledge is used in the assessment, diagnosis and/or rehabilitation of patients. Within both streams advanced research skills will be acquired by participating in research projects, focusing either on fundamental research, or the more applied field, or in learning to critically evaluate the empirical support for specific treatments. Students also have the opportunity to train in advanced diagnostic and other clinical skills to qualify for a postdoctoral training program in the optional module. Sociology (specialization) The Sociology specialization focuses on theoretically and methodologically advanced research in the discipline of sociology and general social sciences. The Sociology specialization focuses on theoretically and methodologically advanced research in the discipline of sociology and general social sciences. It is offered jointly with the Department of Sociology in Utrecht and in the context of the interuniversity graduate school and research centre of the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). Students will follow a series of theory and applied research modules and actively participate in research seminars throughout the programme. By the end of the programme, students will be proficient in problem-guided and deductive theory building in sociology, coupled with applied empirical research using complex data analysis models and methods. The theoretical component focuses on deductive and structured sociological modelling of substantive social issues. The research methods component examines contemporary explanatory models, measurement models and analytical methods of complex multi-actor, multi-level and multi-event data structures in an integrative and applied manner. Education and Development (specialization) The Education and Development specialization focuses on the effectiveness of education and the improvement of development processes. It is jointly offered by Pedagogy, Education and Psychology. The Education and Development specialization focuses on the effectiveness of education and the improvement of development processes. There are four main strands of research topics within this programme: Adaptive and inclusive education, focusing on creating equitable and accessible education, especially for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and other students that are at risk, Socio-psychological precursors of school success, which studies how personality, motivation, meta-cognition, social comparison processes, and friendship ties affect students' school careers in secondary education; Instructional design, focusing on the use and effect of new learning environments, such as computer-supported collaborative learning, but also socio-constructivist inspired real-life situations for learning in vocational education; and Developmental processes in the life span, which studies developmental processes from a dynamic systems point-of-view. The research programme has both a fundamental and an applied orientation, and studies are often linked to ongoing research projects. Psychometrics and Statistics (specialization) Focuses on a variety of advanced statistical data analysis methods and experimental techniques. The Psychometrics and Statistics specialization offers a series of modules, as well as individual supervision on a variety of advanced statistical data analysis methods and experimental techniques. The modules deal with the application of methods, background knowledge on these methods, and their relationship with other methods. The specialization is suitable for students who want to build a solid basis in statistical data analysis methods, and is an ideal preparation for students aiming to undertake a PhD project on statistical data analysis methods. In such projects, statistical data analysis methods are often compared and sometimes new methods are developed which require evaluation to show their additional value over existing methods. Therefore, when preparing and writing the Master's thesis, the student will learn to apply one or more methods for comparing and evaluating statistical data analysis methods. Social and Organizational Psychology (specialization) The programme focuses on intrapersonal, interpersonal and intergroup perceptions and comparisons. The Social and Organizational Psychology programme focuses on intrapersonal, interpersonal and intergroup perceptions and comparisons, i.e. on how individuals and groups perceive themselves in relation to their own standards, in relation to other individuals, and in relation to other groups. The modules deal with topics such as social comparison, social exchange, negotiation, aggression, stereotyping and meta-stereotyping, achievement goals, pro-social behaviour, motivation, perfectionism, conflict, health behaviour, discrimination, and integration as well as their consequences in terms of, for example, self-evaluation, emotions, well-being, creativity, and performance. The modules in this specialization emphasize the integration of fundamental and applied research. This implies an emphasis on experimental paradigms with considerable ecological validity, and on applied research that has the potential to contribute to theory development. The underlying philosophy is that basic research needs to have relevance to phenomena in society, and that applied research needs to be directly theoretically relevant. Job perspectives The Research Master's degree programme in Behavioural and Social Sciences is designed primarily for highly talented, motivated and ambitious students who are interested in pursuing a career in research. This Master's degree qualifies students to conduct fundamental and applied scientific research in the social and behavioural sciences. Holders of this degree are well equipped for further study and training for a PhD thesis, and for employment in the public or private sector. The faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences aims to open a number of PhD tracks for the most talented Research Master's students. [-]

MSc in Sociology: Social Problems and Social Policy

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Social Problems and Social Policy offers students an insight into the ways in which social problems are defined and tackled within welfare states, analysing... [+]

MSc in Sociology: Social Problems and Social Policy

 

Language of instruction: English

Starts in: September

Social Problems and Social Policy offers students an insight into the ways in which social problems are defined and tackled within contemporary welfare states, analysing the roles ascribed to citizens, professionals and other stakeholders within these processes. It considers the recent histories of various policy approaches and puts these in a comparative European context.Social Problems and Social Policy combines a broad foundation of sociological theory and research methods training with a more specific focus on the construction of social problems and attempts by policymakers to solve these. The different components of the programme combine to enhance your skills in applying social theory to deconstruct contemporary social issues from a range of critical perspectives .The distinctive qualities of the programme are in its combining of constructionist perspectives with applied, case-oriented approaches to evaluate policy effectiveness. In linking these two approaches, the course enables you to develop critically incisive yet constructive insights into a range of contemporary problems and policy approaches. More specialised courses include those focusing on pertinent themes of active citizenship or vulnerable groups, alongside a more comparative approach to European welfare states, industrial relations and labour market policies.... [-]


International Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (IMCSP)

Lingnan University
Campus Full time August 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

We are excited to introduce this unique new master’s program that offers an applied international and comparative focus to the study of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance. [+]

Lingnan University in collaboration with University of York, UK International Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (IMCSP) We are excited to introduce this unique new master’s program that offers an applied international and comparative focus to the study of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance. The IMCSP is truly ‘international’ in its outlook: Delivered by international experts in comparative social policy, development, policy analysis and governance: Based in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy (SOCSP) at Lingnan University, Asia-Pacific Institute for Ageing Studies and Comparative Policy (APIAS) and Division of Graduate Studies at Lingnan University. International study pathway to visit the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York for one term: The Department was ranked Third in the UK for research excellence and equal First in research impact (REF 2014). According to the National Survey of Student Satisfaction, Social Policy at York is rated highly, with 97% student satisfaction. International guest speakers and site visits organized with our partners: East Asia Social Policy Research Network, Centre for Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy, Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership, Inter-University Research Consortium for Higher Education. International research workshops and seminar series with leading scholars in comparative development and social policy. International student body and multi-cultural residential university campus enabling fruitful discussions and interaction. Scholarships equivalent to full or half of the total program tuition fee are offered to outstanding local and international applicants. Applicants who receive admission offers will be automatically considered eligible to compete for the IMCSP Scholarship. Aims and objectives The IMCSP aims to: Provide students with a solid theoretical background and international and comparative perspectives to engage in the analysis of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance issues; Nurture students by enabling them to contribute to local, regional and global communities through engagement in research and academic dialogue; Upon successful completion of the IMCSP, students will be able to: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key theories and frameworks used in the international and comparative analysis of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance; Analyze local, regional and global policy issues with focus on four main areas: (1) Ageing, Families and Social Policy; (2) Education and Youth Transition; (3) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care; (4) Welfare Regimes and Governance; Design and execute their own research, and develop evaluations and recommendations accordingly; Develop links with leading international scholars, practitioners, and students for the study and research of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance issues in international and comparative perspective. Mode and Duration The IMCSP is a credit-based taught masters program. Students graduate upon the completion of 30 credits, including five core, three experiential courses and one comparative social policy research project. The normal duration for the programme is one year full-time. Teaching of the core courses normally starts in late August and will be held between Monday to Friday on Lingnan's Tuen Mun Campus. Experiential courses will encourage students to actively participate in an international conference setting, to engage in field observations and field visits to relevant government offices, political parties, research and policy institutes, NGOs and other economic and social organizations. Students will also benefit from special lectures and class discussions, professional visits and cultural tours organized in collaboration with social policy departments in leading universities in Greater China and East Asia. Upon completing of all coursework, students work full-time on an individually-supervised comparative social policy research project resulting in a final report of normally up to 10,000 words. Entry Requirements The IMCSP is primarily designed for graduates from social policy, international development, politics, sociology or other social sciences disciplines and professionals whose work is directly related to social policy formulation, execution and analysis. Graduates and professionals from other backgrounds and who seek to develop their social policy analysis, communication and research skills in a unique international and comparative teaching and learning environment are also encouraged to apply. Applicants whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should normally obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (Internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Tuition Fee The tuition fee for the Academic Year 2017-18 is HK$120,000. An application fee of HK$350 is payable (non-refundable and non-referable). Students on the international pathway to visit the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York will be asked to pay for all expenses for the visit and receive tuition fee waivers for two courses offered at Lingnan University. Apply Now For the current year intake, application closes on April 30th, 2017. Late application may be considered on case-by-case-basis. Detailed information about this course is available through the IMCSP website: http://www.ln.edu.hk/imcsp Telephone: (852) 2616 7425 Email: wy2li@LN.edu.hk [-]

MSc Humanitarian Studies

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme reviews historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, analyses the effect of war, natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing, investigates the evidence base for current operational guidelines and explores novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today’s humanitarian problems. It is responding to the need for a professional, integrated, accountable and ethical approach to humanitarian interventions in which humanitarian workers are often called upon to operate in environments where demands extend beyond conventional professional boundaries. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries. [+]

Masters of Science in Sociology. The programme reviews historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, analyses the effect of war, natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing, investigates the evidence base for current operational guidelines and explores novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today’s humanitarian problems. It is responding to the need for a professional, integrated, accountable and ethical approach to humanitarian interventions in which humanitarian workers are often called upon to operate in environments where demands extend beyond conventional professional boundaries. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries. Academic requirements: Open to graduates of health-related disciplines with relevant humanitarian assistance, developing countries’ or other appropriate professional experience. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Non-graduates with considerable satisfactory work experience with humanitarian / development organisations and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Field experience is desirable but not essential. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Provide experienced humanitarian workers with a deeper understanding of the political economy of humanitarian emergencies including the internally displaced, refugees and migrants: the historical context; regional and country case studies; the effect of war and natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing Provide an interdisciplinary forum in which participants from a variety of professional backgrounds (e.g. health, political and social sciences, engineering, agriculture, development, international humanitarian law, human rights, administration and media) can review critically and debate key issues of mutual interest Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Give participants an opportunity to conduct an independent in-depth research study of a specialist aspect of humanitarian interventions in the field Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in humanitarian interventions Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide variety of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. The MSc Humanitarian Studies (MHS) aims to strengthen links between academic institutions and operational humanitarian organisations. The skills, knowledge and understanding of humanitarian issues gained during the programme equip graduates to practise at a senior level in NGOs, IOs and Ministries involved in the prevention of and response to humanitarian crises. [-]

MSc in Evolution & Human Behaviour

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Taught by expert researchers, this unique and innovative MSc combines evolutionary anthropology, focusing on the behaviour of human and non-human primates, with evolutionary, social, and cognitive psychology. [+]

Interdisciplinary approach combining both evolutionary anthropology with evolutionary, social and cognitive psychology. Taught by expert researchers, this unique and innovative MSc combines evolutionary anthropology, focusing on the behaviour of human and non-human primates, with evolutionary, social, and cognitive psychology. You gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the origins and functions of human behaviour and can select from a range of advanced topics such as Evolutionary Anthropology, Primatology, Human Behaviour, Cognitive Psychology, and Intergroup Relationships. The programme places a strong emphasis on critical thinking and understanding of both the broad field and the specialisms within. Core to the programme is the development of research methods, culminating in a piece of original research, written up in the form of a publication ready journal article. The MSc in Evolution and Human Behaviour is a perfect foundation for PhD research: it provides theoretical background, discipline specific knowledge and advanced research methods. [-]

MSc Social and Applied Psychology

University of Kent, School of Psychology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The MSc in Social and Applied Psychology gives you the opportunity to sample a range of modules from our Group Processes and Forensic programmes as well as other modules related to social and applied psychology. [+]

Masters of Science in Sociology. MSc Social and Applied Psychology The MSc in Social and Applied Psychology gives you the opportunity to sample a range of modules from our Group Processes and Forensic programmes as well as other modules related to social and applied psychology. You also gain a thorough grounding in research methods, and conduct a project in an area of social/applied psychology that interests you. The programme is taught by the School’s outstanding research group in social psychology. Our teaching and research covers the psychology of intergroup behaviour, group decision and performance, attitudes and persuasion, organisational psychology, social cognition, children’s self-concept and social attitudes, and cross-cultural questions, relating social psychological research in these areas to social problems. Course tutors include academics and experts who work in the media, the health service and other applied settings. Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning. All of our taught Master’s (MSc) programmes have been recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the nationally recognised criteria for preparation training for PhD research. The School has a strong track record of attracting ESRC research studentship funding, which involves partnerships with external organisations such as Age Concern England and the Equality and Human Rights Commission and collaborative studentships with partners such as People United. Fees As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Social & Applied Psychology - MSc at Canterbury: Full-time: £5100 UK/EU; £12450 Overseas Part-time: £2550 UK/EU; £6240 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Subject area: Psychology Award: MSc Course type: Taught Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Attendance mode: Campus Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Start: September Total Kent credits: 180 Total ECTS credits: 90 [-]

MS First Year Studies

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Science in First-Year Studies (MSFYS) is a fully online graduate program that encompasses the theory and study of factors affecting the initial college experience, including foundations of students' transitional experiences and research on various programs that promote a successful transition. [+]

The Master of Science in First-Year Studies (MSFYS) is a fully online graduate program that encompasses the theory and study of factors affecting the initial college experience, including foundations of students' transitional experiences and research on various programs that promote a successful transition. Grounded in decades of research, this is the only graduate degree program dedicated to the discipline of first-year studies. Through an innovative curriculum, students in the MSFYS graduate program develop skills and knowledge needed to create and manage curricular and co-curricular programs, and engage in research that extends the collective understanding of first-year and transition studies. The MSFYS program is designed for anyone interested in working with or teaching first-year college students, including residence hall directors, academic advisors, teaching staff, faculty, and administrators. About Us The Department of First-Year and Transition Studies is home to the fully online graduate degree program in First-Year Studies. The M.S. in First-Year Studies will equip participants with the knowledge of the transitions that first-year students face to prepare them to design, manage and deliver both curricular and co-curricular programs to help first-year students succeed. This Master of Science degree will encompass the theory and study of factors affecting the initial college experience, including foundations of students’ transitional experiences and research on various programs that promote a successful transition. Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge of the leading theories in curriculum, instruction, and assessment relative to first-year students. Develop the ability to apply seminal concepts to create effective curricular initiatives and the practical organization of first-year programs. Understand the use of both quantitative and qualitative research/analyses to investigate and solve problems connected to the field of First-Year Studies while advancing research and teaching in the discipline. Demonstrate competency in multiculturalism, specifically as it relates to serving the diverse first year student population. Create outcome assessments and program evaluation protocols to support continuous assessment of first-year programs and experiences. Conduct primary research in the area of First-Year Studies or in the area of first-year student transitions through the design and analysis of an independent research study that is successfully defended at the conclusion of the program of study. Admissions Requirements Potential students will need to complete an application to the graduate program through the Graduate College at Kennesaw State University. Applicants must submit the following: an online Graduate College application, official undergraduate transcripts, GRE score (or equivalent), two letters of recommendation, and a letter of application (personal statement). All applicants must meet the Graduate College admission requirements in order to be considered for admission to the M.S. in First-Year Studies program. Curriculum Required and Elective courses FYS 5000 - Introduction to First-Year Studies FYS 5100 - Methods and Assessment of First-Year Programs FYS 5200 - History of First-Year Studies FYS 5300 - Fundamentals of Designing First-Year Programs and Experiences FYS 5400 - Cognitive Development of First-Year College Students FYS 5500 - Development and Organization of First-Year Programs FYS 5600 - First-Year Student Success: Theory and Practice FYS 5700 - Multiculturalism of First-Year Students FYS 5900 - Directed Study (Elective) FYS 6000 - Practicum: Teaching a First-Year Seminar (Elective) FYS 6100 - Seminar on Current Topics in First-Year Studies (Elective) FYS 6200 – Thesis [-]

MSc in Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This course provides an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on social statistics and quantitative methods. The course includes orientation material on social research methods as a whole, and detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods, with advanced modules on data management and emerging priority research areas, such as big data and social network analysis. [+]

Masters of Science in Sociology. This course provides an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on social statistics and quantitative methods. The course includes orientation material on social research methods as a whole, and detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods, with advanced modules on data management and emerging priority research areas, such as big data and social network analysis. Teaching covers the theories behind the methods, and the practical work in using datasets and analysing them with statistical software. Students will gain a variety of highly marketable skills in the areas of social research and social statistics. Course objectives This course provides an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on social statistics and quantitative methods. The course includes orientation material on social research methods as a whole, and detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods, with advanced modules on data management and emerging priority research areas, such as big data and social network analysis. Teaching covers the theories behind the methods, and the practical work in using datasets and analysing them with statistical software. Students will gain a variety of highly marketable skills in the areas of social research and social statistics. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant social science subject. Applicants without such qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. A willingness to learn advanced statistical methods is more important than a strong background in the area. Basic experience of a statistical software, such as SPSS, Stata, R or Excel is useful but not essential. 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: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Structure and content Students will undertake four core modules, two option modules and complete a 15,000 word dissertation. In the full time programme, 3 modules are completed during the Autumn semester, 3 in the Spring, and the dissertation submitted in the summer. Module either cover wider topics in social research, or focus on understanding and implementing advanced quantitative methods. Core modules Research Design and Process Quantitative Data Analysis Advanced Data Analysis Advanced Data Management Using Big Data in Social Research Option modules Students will also select two option modules from a range of applied social research topics. The recommended option is Social Network Analysis. Other options include The Nature of Social Enquiry, Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research, Qualitative Analysis and Research Methods in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies. Some of these modules will be particularly suitable for students with an interest in mixed methods research. Delivery and assessment Modules are generally a combination of lectures and workshops. Teaching largely takes place on Tuesdays, although some components might take place on other days. The contact hours are sympathetic to those working alongside their studies. Most teaching is performed in smaller classes, with group activities. Modules are usually assessed by an examination, software based assignments, and essays. Modes of study 1 Year (full-time) Students will take three modules in each the Autumn and Spring semesters, completing their dissertation over the summer. The course runs from September to August each year. 2 Year (part-time) The course can be taken over two years with students studying 1 or 2 modules per semester. Career opportunities Social statistics are an important area within applied social research, offering employment opportunities within the private, public and voluntary sectors, as well as further study. Students will develop thorough knowledge of software and learn a range of sought-after technical skills, including accessing, preparing, analysing and summarising complex quantitative datasets. The course is also designed to provide the technical skill set required for further PhD study. [-]