Social Sciences

The Social Sciences are a suite of related disciplines that study society, culture, and the relationships. Compared to the Natural Sciences and the Arts, the Social Sciences are relatively recent – most of them only having truly formed as independent disciplines around the turn of the 19th century. For the last 100 years, a steady stream of theoretical writing and case-studies have been collected, contributing to the nuanced and varied understanding of the human condition that prevails in academia today. Whereas the Natural Sciences are dominated by quantitative methodologies, and the humanities tend to focus on more qualitative techniques, the Social Sciences tend to draw upon a mixture of both, providing a diverse and holistic approach to the study of humankind and the world we inhabit. Consequently, Masters degrees in the Social Sciences offer a tremendous degree of variety – regardless of the combination of skills and topics an individual student would find most interesting and useful, they can find them in the Social Sciences.

Social Sciences