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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   Master of Data Science for Public Policy   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
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
  Social Science Research Methods (Business and Management Studies)     Cardiff University
  Social Work     University of Bedfordshire
  Management and English Language Teaching     University of Stirling
  Social Research     Plymouth University
  Sociology (The Sociology of Marginality and Exclusion)     University of Cambridge
  Social Sciences (Research)     University of Lincoln
  Applied Social Research     University of Hull
  Social Research (African Studies)     University of Birmingham
  Social Research Methods     University of Sussex
  Research in Social Work and Social Sciences     Robert Gordon University
  Social Research     University of Sheffield
  Disability Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  Social Research (Business)     University of Birmingham
  Social Research (Local Government and Public Policy)     University of Birmingham
  Social Work     Liverpool Hope University
  Social Science Research (Socio-Legal Studies)     University of Nottingham
  Social Sciences     Sheffield Hallam University
  Social Statistics     University of Southampton
  Social Research     University of Lincoln
  Social Sciences (MRes)     Northumbria University
  Social and Political Thought     University of Sussex
  Modern Liberal Arts     University of Winchester
  Social Work     Coventry University London
  Survey Methods for Social Research     University of Essex
  Social Innovation     The University of Northampton
  Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research)     University of Stirling
  Philosophy of the Social Sciences     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Critical Methodologies     King's College London
  Research degrees in Social Sciences     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Applied Social Science     University of the West of Scotland
  Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work     Coventry University London
  Disasters, Adaptation & Development     King's College London
  Social Archaeology     University of Southampton
  Sociology, Politics and International Studies (Research)     University of Bristol
  Applied Social Sciences     Durham University
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