Master Program in Social Sciences

Top 535 Master's Programs in Social Sciences 2018

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

Masters in Social Sciences

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Official University Master's Degree: Government And Public Administration (UIMP)

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time October 2018 Spain Madrid

The main objective of the Master's program in Government and Public Administration is to train academics and professionals in the area of ​​institutions, administration and public policies. Students acquire advanced training in Political Science and Administration, oriented to academic and professional specialization, promoting initiation in academic or research tasks. The Program offers a systematic and deep knowledge of Political Science and Administration to graduates interested in a specialization in those subjects, either for academic or professional purposes. During this Master the great pillars of the Government and the Public Administration are studied. The necessary aspects are presented and examined, from a critical point of view, to face successfully any issue with political and administrative relevance that the students need to solve or deal with. It is about offering a general vision about the decision making process within a political system, and at the same time delving into substantive matters such as public administration or public policies, in order that students perceive and dominate in their complexity. [+]

The Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset develops this master's degree in its School of Politics and High Government, Governance.

A plural and independent space to share experiences, acquire new knowledge and develop the capacities that governments and public administrations need to be transparent and efficient in their management.

Basic information

Official Qualification granted by the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP), in collaboration with the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset ./>

Director: Dr. José Manuel Ruano de la Fuente/>

Academic Coordinator: Dr. Ricardo García-Vegas

Academic Council: Dr. Javier Zamora Bonilla, Dr. Robert Agranoff, Dr. Jesús Ruiz-Huerta, Dr. Joan Subirats, Dr. Fernando Vallespín Oña and Dr. Manuel Villoria.... [-]


Master in Global Politics and Communication

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time September 2018 Finland 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 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. [+]

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.... [-]


MA School Counseling

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adolescents, and young adults in educational settings. [+]

The 49 credit School Counseling program meets requirements recently issued by the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for those seeking a career in school counseling in K-12 schools.

OPTION: After their first semester at USF, students enrolled in the 49-credit School Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Program have the option to enroll in a 60-credit Dual Concentration Program in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling.

Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and are eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential. They may be employed:

in public or private educational settings, in community-based agencies, as consultants to schools, education programs, and other institutions serving the educational needs of youth. ... [-]

Master in International Relations (Online)

Queen Mary Online
Online Part time September 2018 United Kingdom London

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 the historical significance of globalisation and how it relates to a number of key issues in international relations today. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) International Relations

Webster Vienna Private University
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2  October 2018 Austria Vienna + 1 more

The international relations curriculum is designed to enable the student to examine and understand the complexities and processes involved in the relationships among institutions of international governance. [+]

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations

Enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs.Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as international security, European Integration, EU-Asia relations, terrorism, and energy security. The program can help prepare students to compete for work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organization, a nongovernmental organization, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended for students planning to pursue a Ph.D. or an academic career at another institution.Note: the International Relations curriculum at Webster Vienna, Private University differs in some aspects from other Webster campuses because of Austrian accreditation requirements.... [-]


Master in Political Marketing

Rome Business School
Online Campus Part time 12  Open Enrollment Italy Rome + 1 more

Join the most international business school in Europe! The Master’s Degree in Political Marketing is aimed at providing the knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively and professionally manage the communication and marketing processes that support political campaigns and activities. [+]

Starting date: each year, in March and October.

Working in politics has never required as many professional competencies as in this historical period. Playing an active role in an electoral campaign on in the life of a party, but also writing about politics on a daily basis, are activities that, without specific training and without the mastery of the most up-to-date techniques, risk being unproductive.

The Master’s Degree in Political Marketing is aimed at providing the knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively and professionally manage the communication and marketing processes that support political campaigns and activities. Political-Electoral Marketing - Strategy - Market research for politics - Segmentation, targeting and positioning for politics - Political-Electoral marketing mix - Marketing 2.0 and 3.0 for politics Web and Social media for politics - Web and Social Media campaign planning, implementation and control for politics - Using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for political communication - Political blogging - Emailing techniques Public speaking - Verbal and Non-verbal communication - Feedback effectiveness - Active listening - Steps for an effective public presentation Political Press Office - Political journalism - The Press Office - The planning of activities - Implementing actions and monitoring results. Organising events - Choice and ideation of the most suitable event in order to reach objectives - Project definition - Budget definition through the evaluation of economic aspects - Promotion: online through social media and offline through traditional media - a Practical organization of the event. The electoral system and its... [-]


Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) (European & US accreditations)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of International Policy and Practice

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 2 more

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. [+]

NOTE: If you are interested in studying this program online, scroll down to the next section of this program description for more information. Preparing professionals for 21st-century challenges

The demands of globalization are dramatically changing career and employment practices for individuals and organizations in international affairs. Professionals who want to excel in the international arena must have knowledge of international economic, political and social trends. They must possess the analytical and management skills necessary to formulate and advocate policies on key international issues, and the ability to negotiate and work effectively in cross-cultural settings.

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. The program covers relevant national and international policies and provides insight into a wide range of international issues.... [-]


Joint Master in Global Economic Governance and Public Affairs

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Berlin France Nice Italy Rome + 4 more

The Master is focused on how to assess, manage and enhance private and public institutions’ governance with a wide range of economic and digital intelligence tools. The programme is taught by renowned researchers and experienced professionals who combine second to none practical expertise and academic credentials. It combines on-site teaching, case studies, consulting missions, research thesis, and distant learning tools. [+]

Key Facts

A new one-year joint Master programme by CIFE and the School of Government of LUISS Guido Carli. The Master is focused on how to assess, manage and enhance private and public institutions’ governance with a wide range of economic and digital intelligence tools.The programme is taught by renowned researchers and experienced professionals who combine second to none practical expertise and academic credentials. It combines on-site teaching, case studies, consulting missions, research thesis, and distant learning tools.

Teaching language: English Study Destinations: Rome, Berlin, Nice Duration: A one-year programme from October to June Credits: 60 ECTS Starting Date: October 2018 Applied research - Contributing partners ... [-]

M.Phil. in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2018 Ireland 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. 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 Ph.D. research. There is a focus on Ireland, Europe (including the Balkans), the US and the Middle East. [+]

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 Ph.D. 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 labor 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. ... [-]

Master in Coastal Communities and Regional Development

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time 18 - 24  September 2018 Iceland 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 future. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. [+]

Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. It addresses the English-speaking audience with a deep and versatile exploration of “the East”, understood as a territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, and the Post- Soviet area, including the Caucasus and Central Asia. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Czech language. The programme is deliberately structured to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of the Faculty, and students will be encouraged to make connections between different fields of study, learning to combine a global perspective with attention to detail and local interests. The core courses provide an overview of crucial segments of the area from an analytical and multidisciplinary perspective, while the elective classes allow students to create their own specialisation. The aim of the programme is to help students write a Master’s thesis of sufficient quality to merit publication. Through the university’s network of exchange programmes, talented students may also be offered the opportunity to make a brief research visit to another country in the area.... [-]


Master in Business for Arts and Culture

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time January 2019 Italy Venice

The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture is an internationally oriented course linked to real-life professional experiences. It provides participants with a strong theoretical and practical background in relation to culture and creativity, combined with a managerial-based vision. [+]

The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture is an internationally oriented course linked to real-life professional experiences. It provides participants with a strong theoretical and practical background in relation to culture and creativity, combined with a managerial-based vision.

The institutions involved range from museums to media, including companies that invest in arts. Starting from the consideration that the cultural world is moving towards a new model based on entrepreneurship and specific projects, this programme trains professionals able to create and manage cross-disciplinary projects that are economically sustainable and innovative.

The course presents a strong professional approach, through dedicated session it foster contacts and meetings with important companies and institutions active in the development of cultural policies and project, such as the ones members of Museimpresa, the Italian Association of museums and business archives, Guggenheim Intrapresae, and E.N.C.A.C.T. - European Network on Cultural Management and Policy.... [-]


Master in Criminology with Forensic Psychology (MSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

The course is of special interest to those without a first degree in psychology but with a particular interest in psychological perspectives on crime and criminal justice. [+]

Why study MSc Criminology with Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University?

Students studying this master's degree at Middlesex will benefit from field trips and expert guest lectures. Observational visits to the criminal courts assist a knowledge of psycho-legal courtroom decision-making and a visit to an adult prison builds an understanding of imprisoned populations and the psycho-social intervention programmes operating within prisons. Module teaching incorporates specialist guest lectures delivered by experts working in the fields of offender management, gangs, policing, prisoner care and welfare, and forensic psychology.

Students on the MSc are encouraged to attend the Common Studies Programme in Critical Criminology with postgraduate criminologists studying in universities across Europe including Athens, Barcelona, Ghent, Hamburg, Rotterdam, and also at John Jay College in New York.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Social Exclusion

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time August 2018 Finland Vaasa

This programme stems from the need to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of social exclusion. It takes seriously the need to provide analytical tools for critically reflecting on our social and cultural futures from a larger perspective based in the humanities, and anchored in subjects such as History, Ethics, Philosophy, The study of Religion, Gender Studies, Theology and Minority studies. The programme taps into a set of topical global issues and brings to the surface relevant factors and dimensions that underlie the process of social exclusion; values, ideas, beliefs, trends, ideologies, practices in combination with the individual and social agency, capabilities and power. The skillset provided by this programme is useful both for students seeking a career in a range of organisations and for those who are aiming for a career in research. [+]

Duration: 120 credits, 2 years of full-time study

Degree awarded: Master of Arts, Master of Theology

Annual intake: 20

Tuition fee: 10 000 € for students from non-EU/EEA countries

Contact: socialex@abo.fi

In the midst of the growing diversity and complexity of today’s rapidly changing world, people suffering from poverty, deprivation of legal rights, and cultural and social isolation has become a growing global concern. These issues are examples of a phenomenon termed social exclusion; a complex condition that extends beyond economic disadvantage and poverty. It is a multifaceted process through which people lose political, legal, and social agency, and through which they are stigmatized or discriminated against. Social exclusion is therefore closely linked to culture and history, how we interact and make boundaries, how we think about society, what we take to be true, and how we envision a good world.... [-]