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Sociology is a study field which deals with human social behaviour. It can be also defined as the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society. Sociology is a part of social science and aims to acquire knowledge about human social factors by performing empirical and critical analysis through qualitative and quantitative techniques, interpretative, hermeneutic and philosophic approaches. The study field looks into the factors such as deviance, social stratification, social class, culture, social mobility, law and religion and develops scientific knowledge. Sociologists try to understand the issues that influence society. Sociology students discover answers to critical questions for our society like: how is culture created? Is social equality possible?

Students enrolled in a Bachelor or Master in Sociology will develop their communication, analytical and research skills as well as their understanding of various human aspects and behaviours.

Graduates of sociology degrees usually follow one of these paths: criminal justice, human services, education, research, policy or business. Find work in diverse and versatile fields as a public relations representative, rehabilitation counsellor, journalist, advocacy expert, state agent, and many more.

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Suggested Masters in Sociology

MA - PGDip - PGCert Social Policy

The MA Social Policy offered by the University of Birmingham explores issues and developments in social welfare from both a British and international perspective. 

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M.Sc. Human and Social Services - Military Families and Culture

Further your commitment to social change with an 100% Online MS in Human and social Services from Walden. Through professionally-focused curriculum, interactive case studies and simulations, and an interprofessional approach, you prepare to address the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations within a global context.

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MA - PGDip - PGCert Migration, Superdiversity and Policy

The Migration, Superdiversity and Policy programme offered by the University of Birmingham will explore the social, economic and political impacts of international migration and examine current, proposed and ideal approaches to welfare provision in the era of superdiversity. 

United Kingdom
M.Sc. Human and Social Services

Further your commitment to social change with an 100% Online MS in Human and social Services from Walden. Through professionally-focused curriculum, interactive case studies and simulations, and an interprofessional approach, you prepare to address the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations within a global context.

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Top Ranked Universities in Sociology on MastersPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Sociology QS Rankings (2018) Sociology
Cambridge, United States 1 1
Stanford, United States 2 5
Ann Arbor, United States 3 13
Berkeley, United States 4 2
New York City, United States 5 12
Madison, United States 6 6
New York City, United States 7 15
University Park, United States 8 101
Princeton, United States 9 10
Irvine, United States 10 -
Ithaca, United States 11 20
Chapel Hill, United States 12 23
Los Angeles, United States 13 11
Columbus, United States 14 101
Oxford, United Kingdom 15 3
Bloomington, United States 16 51
Austin, United States 17 43
Seattle, United States 18 51
Chicago, United States 19 7
Durham, United States 20 34
Philadelphia, United States 21 51
New Haven, United States 22 8
Minneapolis, United States 23 -
Evanston, United States 24 51
Toronto, Canada 25 17
Los Angeles, United States 26 151
College Park, United States 27 51
Amherst Center, United States 28 151
Tempe Junction, United States 29 101
Amsterdam, Netherlands 30 14
London, United Kingdom 31 4
East Lansing, United States 32 101
Utrecht, Netherlands 33 51
South Bend, United States 34 51
Santa Barbara, United States 35 101
West Lafayette, United States 36 251
Iowa City, United States 36 251
Manchester, United Kingdom 38 21
Montréal, Canada 39 35
Stockholm, Sweden 39 49
Providence, United States 41 40
Vancouver, Canada 42 40
Cambridge, United Kingdom 43 8
Pullman, United States 44 251
Storrs, United States 45 -
Atlanta, United States 46 201
Albany, United States 47 151
Salt Lake City, United States 48 -
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 49 19
Groningen, Netherlands 50 51
Aarhus, Denmark 51 -
Boston, United States 51 51
Cardiff, United Kingdom 51 101
Hanover, United States 51 -
Tallahassee, United States 51 151
Moscow, Russia 51 51
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 51 151
Athens, United States 51 -
Brisbane, Australia 51 37
London, United Kingdom 51 -
Tucson, United States 51 -
Bristol, United Kingdom 51 51
Davis, United States 51 151
Boulder, United States 51 151
Copenhagen, Denmark 51 42
Helsinki, Finland 51 51
Chicago, United States 51 -
Lexington, United States 51 -
Eugene, United States 51 251
Oslo, Norway 51 51
Southampton, United Kingdom 51 201
Charlottesville, United States 51 201
Coventry, United Kingdom 51 44
York, United Kingdom 51 101
Amsterdam, Netherlands 51 101
Ramat Gan, Israel 76 -
Bielefeld, Germany 76 51
Provo, United States 76 -
London, United Kingdom 76 251
Durham, United Kingdom 76 51
Rotterdam, Netherlands 76 151
London, United Kingdom 76 -
Leuven, Belgium 76 51
Notting Hill, Australia 76 30
Singapore, Singapore 76 15
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 76 151
Houston, United States 76 -
Philadelphia, United States 76 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 76 33
Melbourne, Australia 76 28
Sydney, Australia 76 51
Sheffield, United Kingdom 76 101
Riverside, United States 76 -
Haifa, Israel 76 -
Leeds, United Kingdom 76 51
Mannheim, Germany 76 51
Columbia, United States 76 -
Lincoln, United States 76 -
Pittsburgh, United States 76 201
Sydney, Australia 76 23
Canberra, Australia - 18
Tokyo, Japan - 22
Berlin Steglitz, Germany - 25
Cambridge, United States - 25
Beijing, China - 27
Mitte, Germany - 28
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 31
Seoul, South Korea - 32
Mexico City, Mexico - 36
London, United Kingdom - 37
Colchester, United Kingdom - 37
Paris, France - 44
Lancaster, United Kingdom - 46
Santiago, Chile - 47
Buenos Aires, Argentina - 47
Auckland, New Zealand - 50
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) - 101
Geelong, Australia - 101
Shanghai, China - 101
Göttingen, Germany - 101
Washington, D. C., United States - 101
Gent, Belgium - 101
Brussels, Belgium - 101
Hamilton, Canada - 101
Singapore, Singapore - 101
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - 101
Osaka-shi, Japan - 101
Kingston, Canada - 101
Brisbane, Australia - 101
Nijmegen, Netherlands - 101
Roma, Italy - 101
Seoul, South Korea - 101
Jerusalem, Israel - 101
South Perth, Australia - 101
Sendai-shi, Japan - 101
Madrid, Spain - 101
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - 101
Dublin, Ireland - 101
Adelaide, Australia - 101
Edmonton, Canada - 101
Barcelona, Spain - 101
Bath, United Kingdom - 101
Bremen, Germany - 101
Christchurch, New Zealand - 101
Cape Town, South Africa - 101
Köln, Germany - 101
Florence, Italy - 101
Glasgow, United Kingdom - 101
Heidelberg, Germany - 101
Canterbury, United Kingdom - 101
Konstanz, Germany - 101
Lausanne, Switzerland - 101
Minneapolis, United States - 101
Trento, Italy - 101
Wellington, New Zealand - 101
Toronto, Canada - 101
Aalborg, Denmark - 151
London, United Kingdom - 151
Ottawa, Canada - 151
Copenhagen, Denmark - 151
Paris, France - 151
Belo Oriente, Brazil - 151
Adelaide, Australia - 151
Southport, Australia - 151
Seoul, South Korea - 151
Tokyo, Japan - 151
Linköping, Sweden - 151
Moscow, Russia - 151
Sydney, Australia - 151
New Brunswick, United States - 151
Saint Petersburg, Russia - 151
London, United Kingdom - 151
New York City, United States - 151
Hamilton, New Zealand - 151
George Town, Malaysia - 151
Brasília, Brazil - 151
San Francisco, United States - 151
Genève, Switzerland - 151
Hamburg, Germany - 151
Urbana, United States - 151
Leicester, United Kingdom - 151
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 151
Nottingham, United Kingdom - 151
Dunedin, New Zealand - 151
Ottawa, Canada - 151
Santiago, Chile - 151
Adelaide, Australia - 151
Guildford, United Kingdom - 151
Bogotá, Colombia - 151
Warsaw, Poland - 151
Waterloo, Canada - 151
London, Canada - 151
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland - 151
Brussels, Belgium - 151
Madrid, Spain - 201
Beijing, China - 201
Newton, United States - 201
Seoul, South Korea - 201
Halifax, Canada - 201
Santiago, Chile - 201
Lyon, France - 201
Seoul, South Korea - 201
Rio Grande, Brazil - 201
Jena, Germany - 201
Washington, D. C., United States - 201
Keele, United Kingdom - 201
Loughborough, United Kingdom - 201
Palmerston North, New Zealand - 201
Nagoya, Japan - 201
Galway, Ireland - 201
Paris, France - 201
Barcelona, Spain - 201
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 201
Beijing, China - 201
Burnaby, Canada - 201
Tallinn, Estonia - 201
College Station, United States - 201
Exeter, United Kingdom - 201
Tilburg, Netherlands - 201
Mexico City, Mexico - 201
Bogotá, Colombia - 201
Kampung Baru Subang, Malaysia - 201
Antwerpen, Belgium - 201
Bergen, Norway - 201
Bern, Switzerland - 201
Cincinnati, United States - 201
Norwich, United Kingdom - 201
Lisbon, Portugal - 201
Milano, Italy - 201
Padua, Italy - 201
Québec, Canada - 201
Hobart, Australia - 201
Bagong Pagasa, Philippines - 201
Johannesburg, South Africa - 201
Turin, Italy - 201
Tsukuba, Japan - 201
Enschede, Netherlands - 201
Wollongong, Australia - 201
Nanterre, France - 201
Nashville, United States - 201
Washington, D. C., United States - 251
Madrid, Spain - 251
Prague, Czech Republic - 251
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 251
Ames, United States - 251
Kraków, Poland - 251
Graz, Austria - 251
Stockholm, Sweden - 251
London Borough of Sutton, United Kingdom - 251
Kobe, Japan - 251
Seoul, South Korea - 251
Ottawa, Canada - 251
London, United Kingdom - 251
Bang Yai, Thailand - 251
Perth, Australia - 251
Taipei, Taiwan - 251
Córdoba, Argentina - 251
Gjøvik, Norway - 251
Bogotá, Colombia - 251
Seoul, South Korea - 251
München, Germany - 251
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 251
Albuquerque, United States - 251
Roma, Italy - 251
Dublin, Ireland - 251
Milano, Italy - 251
Cork, Ireland - 251
Aberdeen, United Kingdom - 251
Basel, Switzerland - 251
Calgary, Canada - 251
Santa Cruz, United States - 251
Gainesville, United States - 251
Freiburg, Germany - 251
Jyväskylä, Finland - 251
Limerick, Ireland - 251
Liverpool, United Kingdom - 251
Porto, Portugal - 251
Pretoria, South Africa - 251
Tampere, Finland - 251
Tübingen, Germany - 251
Turku, Finland - 251
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 251
Barcelona, Spain - 51
Bologna, Italy - 51
Budapest, Hungary - 51
Florence, Italy - 51
Baltimore, United States - 51
Seoul, South Korea - 51
Kyoto, Japan - 51
Melbourne, Australia - 51
Leiden, Netherlands - 51
München, Germany - 51
Lund, Sweden - 51
Taipei, Taiwan - 51
New York City, United States - 51
Beijing, China - 51
Campinas, Brazil - 51
Paris, France - 51
Frankfurt am Main, Germany - 51
Birmingham, United Kingdom - 51
Irvine, United States - 51
San Diego, United States - 51
Santiago, Chile - 51
Göteborg, Sweden - 51
Montréal, Canada - 51
Newcastle, Australia - 51
São Paulo, Brazil - 51
Brighton, United Kingdom - 51
Vienna, Austria - 51
Uppsala, Sweden - 51
Tokyo, Japan - 51
Sydney, Australia - 51
Seoul, South Korea - 51