Distance Learning Programmes in Social Sciences

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Social sciences are scholarly disciplines studying human society and individual relationships in and to society. The field includes study areas such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science and history. Social science research is often eclectic; therefore practitioners use various methodologies combining quantitative and qualitative research techniques. Even though they are closely linked to humanities, social sciences differ from the latter with their use of scientific research methodologies in the inquiries about human society.

Studies in social sciences equip students with cross-cultural awareness, social research skills, critical thinking and communication skills. Many Masters in Social Science provide knowledge and skills on how to identify and analyze social concerns, and develop positions and proposals on social issues. Students examine historical and contemporary problems and gets involved in intellectual debates to flourish. They are encouraged to question and challenge assumptions to comprehend the world we live in more deeply. Specialized degrees in economics, psychology, humanities, geography and other social sciences stimulate students' intellectual curiosity and allow them to broaden their perspective.

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Suggested Online Programmes Social Sciences

M.Sc. Communication

Open the door to exciting new career opportunities with an online MS in Communication from Walden University. Explore the latest communication practices and theories; master the art of persuasive messaging; and learn to develop, execute, and measure effective communication plans using traditional and digital media.

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M.Sc. Clinical Psychology

Gain an understanding of the foundations of psychology and human behavior and learn to apply psychological theory and research to real-world situations in clinical settings. Promote positive social change by applying psychological theory, research, and practice in an academic or professional setting.

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Postgraduate Certificate International Security

Gain insight into the complex issues that shape the global security landscape, and examine the link between domestic and foreign policies, politics, and the causes of conflict. Through the International Security professional graduate certificate from Harvard University, you build expertise to help you advance a career in government, an NGO, an international organization, or a multinational corporation.

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Ph.D. Psychology - General Psychology (Teaching Option)

Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can build the skills and knowledge required to meet the changing needs of a diverse world. Delivered online, this program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical expertise.

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