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Manifold varieties in this postgraduate degree

Does “Social Science” not describe a broad field of study rather than a particular degree course? Yes and no. Indeed social science embraces virtually everything and anything that connects – academically – to society, mankind and the human nature. Nevertheless, a postgraduate degree in social science exists, too. It intends at a greatest possible understanding and insight for society at large. And it allows for the greatest possible individualisation of your study.

In very broad terms, you analyse social phenomena. In a narrow sense, though, this allows for you to pick and choose whatever social phenomenon comes to mind. Naturally, you need to stick to your university’s curriculum. Nevertheless, a Master of Social Science usually focuses on the teaching of social research skills, statistics, scientific methodology, and the academic usage of theories to underlie your studies. The actual exemplary topics used to teach these skills are widely incumbent to your very own choice.

Career prospects in or with a Social Science degree

Social science embraces virtually any aspect of our human and societal life which is why you may enter attractive careers in virtually all professional sectors. However, your individual path depends on your personal interests, your prior qualifications, and a good motivation. While you can become a social researcher, an academic professional or a social worker, consultant or lobbyist, you may also opt for a professional entry as career changer in a company, the media, journalism or anything that comes to mind. Social and political scientists count to the academic alumna that most often start careers as career changers.

Study Social Science as a postgrad programme at one of these universities:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Middle East Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   International Security and Law   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  M.A. Counseling (Ehe-, Familien-, Lebensberatung)   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
  Empirische Politik- und Sozialforschung (dt.-frz.)   comprehensive profile   Universität Stuttgart
  Empirische Politik- und Sozialforschung   comprehensive profile   Universität Stuttgart
  Doppelabschlussprogramm: M.A. European Integration in East Central Europe (Universität Leipzig) und M.A. Internationale Beziehungen (Andrássy Universität Budapest)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
  Social Sciences (MRes)   comprehensive profile   Northumbria University
  Leraar VHO in Maatschappijleer en Maatschappijwetenschappen   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Social Work     Liverpool Hope University
  Social Research     University of Sheffield
  Social Research Methods     University of Sussex
  Applied Social Research     University of Stirling
  Science Communication     Cardiff University
  Sociology (The Sociology of Reproduction)     University of Cambridge
  Politics, Media and Performance     Aberystwyth University
  Social Research (African Studies)     University of Birmingham
  Social Work     University of Bedfordshire
  Translation in a European Context     Aston University
  Applied Social Work: Practice Education     University of Bedfordshire
  Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods     University of Reading
  Applied Social Science     University of Cumbria
  Social Research (Business)     University of Birmingham
  Participation, Power and Social Change     University of Sussex
  Quantitative Methods for Science, Social Science and Medicine     Lancaster University
  Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Science     University of Bath
  Media Practice for Development and Social Change     University of Sussex
  Social Research     Birkbeck, University of London
  Social Science Research Methods     Cardiff University
  Humanities     Edge Hill University
  Social Science Research (Social Policy)     Loughborough University
  Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice)     University of Birmingham
  Social Policy and Social Research     University of Southampton
  Social Research Methods and Statistics     University of Manchester
  Social Science Research Methods (Social Policy)     Cardiff University
  Philosophy of the Social Sciences (MPhil)     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Critical Social Science     Liverpool John Moores University
  Sociology & Research Methods     University of Glasgow
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