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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.

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

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Master of Data Science for Public Policy   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  Social and Cultural Science (Research Master)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Design for Change   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Sozialwissenschaften   comprehensive profile   Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  Science Communication and Public Engagement   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Science Communication and Public Engagement (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Social and Political Science (MScR)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Social Research Methods     Durham University
  Applied Social Science     University of the West of Scotland
  Social Work     University of Bedfordshire
  Social Statistics     University of Southampton
  Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice)     University of Birmingham
  Social Work     University of Worcester
  Social Science and Health Research     Newcastle University
  Digital Humanities     King's College London
  Disasters, Adaptation & Development     King's College London
  MSc/PgDip Social Science Research Methods (Environmental Planning)     Cardiff University
  Social Research (Education)     University of Birmingham
  Social and Education Research     Plymouth University
  Critical Social Science     Liverpool John Moores University
  Digital Civics     Newcastle University
  Humanities and Social Science     University of Portsmouth
  Postgraduate Research Opportunities - Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies     Liverpool John Moores University
  Modern Liberal Arts     University of Winchester
  Social Innovation     University of Cambridge
  Applied Social Work: Practice Education     University of Bedfordshire
  Counselling     University of Manchester
  Translation in a European Context     Aston University
  Social Science Research Methods (Business and Management Studies)     Cardiff University
  Social Science Research (Sociology)     University of Nottingham
  Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice     SOAS, University of London
  Public Humanities     University of Sheffield
  Disability Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  Social Science Research (Socio-Legal Studies)     University of Nottingham
  Applied Social Research     University of Stirling
  Media Practice for Development and Social Change     University of Sussex
  Research degrees in Social Sciences     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Sociological Research     University of Manchester
  Sociology (The Sociology of Reproduction)     University of Cambridge
  ...     ...
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