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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   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  M.A. Counseling (Ehe-, Familien-, Lebensberatung)   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
  Social and Cultural Science (Research Master)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  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)
  Disasters, Adaptation & Development     King's College London
  Social Policy and Social Research     University of Southampton
  Social Science Research Methods (Politics/International Relations)     University of Bristol
  Health and Social Science Research Methods     Cardiff Metropolitan University
  Economic and Social History     University of Manchester
  City Design and Social Science     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies)     Loughborough University
  Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research)     University of Stirling
  Social Research (Economic and Social History)     University of Birmingham
  Social and Market Research     Plymouth University
  Sociological Research     University of Manchester
  Applied Social Work: Practice Education     University of Bedfordshire
  Social and Political Theory     Birkbeck, University of London
  Social Work     Cardiff University
  Social Science Research (Social Policy)     Loughborough University
  Quantitative Methods for Science, Social Science and Medicine     Lancaster University
  Social Research Methods     Durham University
  Sociology     University of Glasgow
  Social Science Research (Sport and Exercise Science)     Loughborough University
  Social Science Research (Communication and Media)     Loughborough University
  Humanities     Edge Hill University
  Poverty and Development     University of Sussex
  Social Science Research Methods     Keele University
  Social Science Research Methods (Management)     University of Bristol
  Digital Civics     Newcastle University
  Research in Social Work and Social Sciences     Robert Gordon University
  Social Innovation     The University of Northampton
  Sociology & Research Methods     University of Glasgow
  Social Work     University of Hull
  Social Research (African Studies)     University of Birmingham
  Complex Systems Modelling - From Biomedical and Natural to Economic and Social Sciences     King's College London
  Disability Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  Social Science Research Methods     University of East Anglia
  Social Archaeology     University of Southampton
  Education, Power and Social Change     Birkbeck, University of London
  ...     ...


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