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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 Sciences (MRes)   comprehensive profile   Northumbria University
  Social Science Research Methods (Business and Management Studies: Human Resource Management)     Cardiff University
  Social Science Research Methods (Sociology)     University of Bristol
  Social Science Research (Social Policy and Social Work)     University of Nottingham
  Social Research     University of Lincoln
  Social Science Research Methods (Sociology)     Cardiff University
  Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research)     University of Stirling
  Social Research     University of Sheffield
  Social Theory and Space     Swansea University
  Social Innovation     University of Cambridge
  Social Research Methods     University of Dundee
  Social Work     University of Worcester
  Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Science     University of Bath
  Social Research Methods     Swansea University
  Media Practice for Development and Social Change     University of Sussex
  Social Science Research Methods     Cardiff University
  Social Statistics     University of Southampton
  Social Research (Education)     University of Birmingham
  Sociological Research     University of Manchester
  Social Science Research Methods (Management)     University of Bristol
  Management and English Language Teaching     University of Stirling
  Social Science Research Methods (Social-Legal) (Law)     Cardiff University
  Education     Liverpool Hope University
  Applied Educational & Social Research     University of Strathclyde
  Social Science Research Methods (European and International Studies)     Cardiff University
  Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods     University of Reading
  Participation, Power and Social Change     University of Sussex
  Science and Technology Studies     University of Exeter
  Social Research     Plymouth University
  Social Science of the Internet     University of Oxford
  Social Work     Cardiff University
  Social Sciences     Sheffield Hallam University
  Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work     Coventry University London
  Applied Social Research     University of Stirling
  Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice)     University of Birmingham
  Social Research (African Studies)     University of Birmingham
  Social Research     University of York
  ...     ...
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