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Top Master Programs in Social Sciences in Europe 2019

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Master's Program in Social Sciences in Europe

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VID Specialized University

Do you want to learn more about grassroots community development, civil society, diversity, and being an agent and leader for the social change? Our new master's degree p ... [+]

Do you want to learn more about grassroots community development, civil society, diversity, and being an agent and leader for the social change? Our new master's degree prepares students to solve societal challenges in local and global communities.

What will you learn?

Global trends increasingly affect local societies. Both individual citizens and local actors in civil society, religious organizations, churches, welfare, and health services have to adjust to new frameworks and situations of constant change. Are you looking for a future job where you can contribute to sustainable societal development? Do you want to acquire skills that foster cooperation and social innovation?

Starting from the UN sustainable development goals, this master's programme in Community Development and Social Innovation offers a platform for learning about co-operation and leading for change. Candidates will be prepared to initiate and nurture processes of interaction between different cultures and sectors in society (public, private, civil society), between varying secular and religious life stances and between professionals and volunteers.... [-]

Norway Oslo Stavanger
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Bonn

A one-year postgraduate program, offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). Taught by ZEI professors and a flying faculty of ... [+]

The development of the European Union has increased the need for comprehensive expertise in European affairs as well as the sources and effects of integration at all levels of government and in the private sector in the EU. ZEI's Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation prepares students for an international career in EU institutions, international organizations, national administrations, NGOs and global companies.

The transformation process of the EU includes and affects the development of EU institutions and their interplay with national institutions in the EU Member States. Based on subsequent treaty changes, more and more sovereignty has been transferred from the national to the EU level. The program examines the implications of EU governance for the EU as well as for its Member States, also taking into account national reservations. The program also introduces ZEI students to the basic theories and methods of economic integration and economic and monetary governance in the EU. ... [-]

Germany Bonn
Open Enrolment
Full time
Online & Campus Combined
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University of St. Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs

The Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisat ... [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Social Sciences in Europe 2019. The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations and international agencies. MIA graduates are trained as generalists and are skilled at integrating the specialist knowledge required to address today’s pressing political, economic, and social problems. Combining interdisciplinary study with a result-oriented approach, the MIA programme prepares graduates for a world in which leaders and professionals must increasingly be able to work across borders, disciplines and sectors. Curriculum The MIA programme is based on a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates ... [-]
Switzerland St. Gallen
September 2019
Full time
18 
Campus
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Trinity College Dublin

This course critically examines the techniques used by states to manage population movement and conflict, their social and cultural impact and the responses they elicit. ... [+]

This course critically examines the techniques used by states to manage population movement and conflict, their social and cultural impact and the responses they elicit. It is unique in the way it applies race-critical, cultural and postcolonial theories to racialization, population movement, conflict and peace-making. It is designed for people who work or wish to work in any of these fields, and/or who are thinking of PhD research. There is a focus on Ireland, Europe (including the Balkans), the US and the Middle East.

The course has three components:

Three core modules: race-critical theory, research methods, and colonialism, conflict and liberal intervention. Optional modules covering topics such as ethnic cleansing and forced migration; ethnicity and social policy; human rights and international issues; gender, race and conflict; migration and the European labour market; migration and education; representation and resistance; social movements and international solidarity. (Topics can vary from year to year). A 20,000-word dissertation researched and written under the supervision of a member of staff with relevant expertise. ... [-]
Ireland Dublin
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Queen Mary Online

This masters programme focuses on the traditional geographic areas of international relations as well as emerging areas of interest in the developing world. It discusses ... [+]

Why study International Relations? What are the main characteristics of the international order? How has globalisation changed international relations? To what extent is the international order based on conflict or cooperation? How is the global financial crisis affecting international politics? Do foreign military interventions in civil wars help or hinder peace-making? Why are economic resources so unevenly spread across the world, and what are the prospects for global justice?

If you are interested in these questions and are excited at the prospect of exploring them with like-minded individuals, but your circumstances or commitments make is difficult for you to attend university, then our online International Relations MA is for you.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Part time
Online
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University of Gothenburg: Faculty of Arts

Do you want to change the world? Do you want to challenge social and cultural norms about gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, functionality, age? Are you interested in w ... [+]

Do you want to change the world? Do you want to challenge social and cultural norms about gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, functionality, age? Are you interested in working with issues of gender and equality in your everyday practice? Then Gendering Practices is the master’s programme for you. The programme will help you understand your practical work with theories of power relations and equality work, and provide you with methodological insights into the field of gender studies and research.

Gendering Practices will prepare you for an international labour market that requires advanced knowledge about – and critical perspectives on – power relations, equality work, and social and cultural norms. ... [-]

Sweden Gothenburg
September 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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The International University in Geneva

The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in internation ... [+]

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in academia and international institutions; Providing knowledge and skills to analyze international issues, prepare policy reports and participate in international decision making via international conferences and meetings; Exploring the United Nations system, international regimes, regional agreements and technical cooperation between states; Gaining insight into multilateral diplomacy being in the heart of “International Geneva”. PROFILE

The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services, and the private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions.... [-]

Switzerland Geneva
February 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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University Centre of the Westfjords

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the f ... [+]

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. It focuses on coastal communities along the North Atlantic and the Arctic, although theoretical foundations might be found in other regions.

The program is specially built on the principle and practice of sociology, macroeconomics and geography/planning. By the end of the program, students understand the changes and challenges of coastal communities' development and have versed themselves in methods and skills to predict their development and manage it. The language of teaching and general communication is English. The program is offered by the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.... [-]

Iceland Ísafjörður
September 2019
Full time
18 - 24 
Campus
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice

7th edition - Recent developments in the world of art and culture, on one hand, saw Artists and other professionals involved in the field dealing with both the creative a ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

7th edition - Recent developments in the world of art and culture, on one hand, saw Artists and other professionals involved in the field dealing with both the creative and the business part of their work. On the other, the idea and function of culture evolved towards a more conscious and structured public good and service, in need of professionals with an entrepreneurial approach and a focus on social awareness and sustainability.

The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture provides students with a strong theoretical and practical background that allows them to start from an idea and define an effective business plan that would make the idea work and generate valuable innovation. Thanks to specific tailor-made teachings that support classes with dedicated mentorships, participants learn how to plan and manage an artistic or cultural project in its entirety. At the end of the Master, it is possible to start a career within private and public cultural institutions, to launch a business or to plan projects for no-profits.... [-]

Italy Venice
January 2020
Full time
Campus
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Eötvös Loránd University

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD), involv ... [+]

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD), involving five universities from the EU and Canada. The TEMA+ Consortium is coordinated from ELTE and formed by the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS), the University of Catania (UNICT), the Charles University, Prague (CUNI), and the Laval University from Canada (UL) in cooperation with the European Heritage Label (EHL) and different UNESCO offices.

The goal of this program is to provide a better understanding of the growing presence and importance of cultural heritage in a European context by applying a multinational, interdisciplinary approach. Over the past decade, academics have started recognizing the importance and impact of European cultural heritage on identity and contemporary culture. For this reason, the consortium has commonly decided to use its expertise to develop a new interdisciplinary programme and curriculum and to create the first European joint master programme on European Heritage Studies that connects the academic fields of Social Sciences and Humanities.... [-]

Hungary District V.
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

E.MA offers you a unique learning and human experience through this intensive one-year Master’s programme articulated in two semesters: a First Semester in Venice (Italy) ... [+]

Admissions to the 2018/2019 edition of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) are open: first deadline – 22 January 2018, second deadline - 15 March 2018. EMA was created with the support of the European Union and 41 participating universities from all the EU member states.

The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) is organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). It is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating 90 professionals annually in the field of human rights and democratisation. The Master’s Degree is also an action and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines legal, political, historical, anthropological, and philosophical perspectives with skill-building activities, and in-depth study of the following areas: Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Standards; Human Rights in Context: Historical, Philosophical, Religious and Anthropological Perspectives; Globalisation, Development and Human Rights; Building and Protecting Democracy; Human Rights, Peace and Security.... [-]

Italy Venice
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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James Madison University

Taught exclusively in Florence, Italy, the Master of Arts in political science program focuses on comparative and international politics. This program is designed to dire ... [+]

This program is taught in Florence, Italy.

James Madison University's M.A. program in political science with a concentration in European Union Policy Studies (EUPS) is a one-year program based in Florence, Italy. Students become experts in European politics, policy analysis, and the transatlantic relationship in the city that has inspired Dante, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and countless others.

Alumni of the master's program take on positions in government and diplomatic service, international business, non-governmental organizations, and educational/research institutions.

The program features small classes and a dynamic international faculty. Students put their policy analytic skills into practice during summer internships. They take multiple academic trips to Brussels and Strasbourg, where they network with officials in the European Parliament, European Commission, US Department of State, NATO, and elsewhere. They collaborate on team-based projects with master's-level peers from European universities. The program's coursework is in English, but Italian language training is emphasized, starting with full-immersion courses upon arrival.... [-]

Italy Florence
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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European University Cyprus

The program seeks to provide a high level of scientific knowledge to prepare qualified scientists who will help individuals in career planning, professional and education ... [+]

The program seeks to provide a high level of scientific knowledge to prepare qualified scientists who will help individuals in career planning, professional and educational guidance, and in career development and growth.

Employment Opportunities

Career Guidance and Counselling in the public and private education sector, Youth and Employment Programs, Human Resource sector, freelance consultant.

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Cyprus Nicosia
September 2019
Full time
18 
Campus
Online
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Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H)

The Master programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and p ... [+]

The Master programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized world. The Master PPE in Witten is also a tailor-made programme for any career in leading positions at the interface of politics, economics and (civil) society. Our graduates find career prospects in a range of political and social fields, NGOs, management, further education, personnel and organisation development, economic and political consulting.The programme starts in the winter semester. Applications must be submitted until June 30th.... [-]

Germany Witten
October 2019
Full time
2 - 4 
Campus
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University of Helsinki

How do global transformations affect democratic politics? What is the role of the media in the transformation of contemporary democracies? Why do economic activities resu ... [+]

How Can Knowledge Help Us Prevent Confrontation?

How do global transformations affect democratic politics? What is the role of the media in the transformation of contemporary democracies? Why do economic activities result in global and national financial crises and inequality instead of instability and democratization? How does governance affect organizations and communication, and how do governance and organizations structure communication and political and economic activity? These are the questions you will deal with in the Global Politics and Communication program at the University of Helsinki.

Goal of the Pro­gram

Global Politics and Communication is an interdisciplinary and innovative Master’s degree program that addresses the key challenges of globalization from the perspective of media and communication studies, organization research and global political economy. The program emphasizes developing your critical thinking, a necessary skill in many careers.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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