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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
  Social and Cultural Science (Research Master)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  M.A. Counseling (Ehe-, Familien-, Lebensberatung)   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
  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 Research     University of Lincoln
  Complex Systems Modelling - From Biomedical and Natural to Economic and Social Sciences     King's College London
  Social Research Methods     University of Sussex
  Applied Social Research (Criminology)     University of Stirling
  Applied Social Science     University of the West of Scotland
  Applied Educational & Social Research     University of Strathclyde
  Social Work     Cardiff University
  Social Work     Liverpool Hope University
  Quantitative Methods for Science, Social Science and Medicine     Lancaster University
  Critical Social Science     Liverpool John Moores University
  Social Research and Evaluation     Plymouth University
  Social Science Research Methods (Sociology)     University of Bristol
  Social Research     Birkbeck, University of London
  Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods     University of Reading
  Social Research (African Studies)     University of Birmingham
  Social Work     Plymouth University
  Disasters, Adaptation & Development     King's College London
  Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work     Coventry University London
  Social and Political Theory     Birkbeck, University of London
  Research degrees in Social Sciences     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Social Sciences (MRes)     Northumbria University
  Social Innovation     The University of Northampton
  Social Work     University of Worcester
  Social Research     University of York
  Sociology (The Sociology of Reproduction)     University of Cambridge
  Social Science of the Internet     University of Oxford
  Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice)     University of Birmingham
  Social Work     University of Bedfordshire
  Sociological Research     University of Manchester
  Ethnomusicology     Cardiff University
  Social Archaeology     University of Southampton
  Social Science, Health & Medicine Research     King's College London
  Social Science Research (Social Policy)     Loughborough University
  Social Science Research (Social Policy and Social Work)     University of Nottingham
  Economic and Social History     University of Manchester
  ...     ...


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