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356 Social Sciences Colleges in 6 Countries Offering 2141 Courses

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cambridge, United States
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singapore, Singapore
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17100
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17100
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17100
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17100
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Mar
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17100
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Mar
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29400
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88050
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Aug
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2 years
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88320
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Band 6
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Aug
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dublin, Ireland
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15900
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18300
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22085
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parkville, Australia
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35072
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35744
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auckland, New Zealand
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oxford, United Kingdom
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21000
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Band 7
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brisbane-cbd, Australia
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2 years
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26304
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Band 7
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palmerston-north, New Zealand
Rank : #2
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1.5 years
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27560
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Band 6
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Feb
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singapore, Singapore
Rank : #2
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2 years
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17450
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Band 6.5
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Aug, Jul
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cambridge, United Kingdom
Rank : #2
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3 years
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19197
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Band 7.5
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Sep
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auckland, New Zealand
Rank : #2
Duration -  
4 years
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24290
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25760
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29230
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Feb
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29230
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29230
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stanford, United States
Rank : #2
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3 years
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16901
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Band 6.5
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Sep
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2 years
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34000
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Sep
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1 years
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34000
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80781
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Band 7
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Jan
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4 years
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80781
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Band 7
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Dec
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st-lucia, Australia
Rank : #2
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3 years
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30672
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Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
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1 years
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30672
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Feb
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singapore, Singapore
Rank : #3
Duration -  
2 years
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24400
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Band 6.5
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may, Sep, Dec
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auckland, New Zealand
Rank : #3
Duration -  
1 years
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22800
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Band 6.5
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Feb
Updated on - May 22nd 2020 by Rachit Agrawal

About the Course

Social Science is the scientific study related to human social relations and learning of the human society. Simply said, it is that category which helps those academic disciplines concerned with the growth and upbringing of the society, as well as the relations of the humans with the society and among themselves. The subjects in social science is a long list of course including Anthropology, History, Economics, Communication Studies, Geography, Linguistics, Sociology and Philosophy. While positivists in the sociology sector and scientists in the field focus on the different natural sciences as a tool to understand the societal dynamics, the interpretive social scientists focus on contemporary understanding of the society as a whole. Researchers nowadays are using diverse tools to understand society, and using both qualitative and quantitative measures of research to come up with a better understanding. This is what is termed as “Social research” and has always been a diverse subject taken up by students from different streams. 

UG/PG Degrees

As similar to the other fields of specialization, there are three specific study programs offered in this field worldwide which includes :

  • B.A in Social Sciences
  • M.A in Social Sciences
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Sciences. 

Exams required

  • IELTS
  • GRE
  • TOEFL
  • PTE

Top Colleges for Department by UG/PG

Since Social Science is a diverse field and includes many sub courses which includes Sociology, Polity, History, Archeology, Philosophy etc, there are a number of renowned institutions around the world which students eye for :  

  • University of Alberta
  • Harvard University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Ryerson University
  • The University of Adelaide
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • The University of Queensland
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • Australian National University

There are various other universities as well which offer programs in Social Sciences at various levels in different parts of the world. Students must choose the course in this field wisely. 

Course Details Level wise

Level Wise Course

Course Details

1. Bachelor’s Program

The most bachelor’s degree programs in this particular field involves coursework that are interdisciplinary as well as multidisciplinary. The area includes history, polity, anthropology, sociology etc. Students can build their critical analysis skills, creating problem solving skills, as well as writing, problem solving and decision making skills. Students are also made a part of various research projects. 

2. Master’s Degree program

The master’s degree in social sciences are suitable for one’s who are in entry level positions, administrative positions, as well as supervisory positions in private and public industries. The research in niche categories also wants individuals to complete their research work in the field of mathematics and statistics. The curriculum for master’s degree is on a whole a field on concentration.

3. Research programs

In the research programs, students have to look thoroughly and examine the critical as well as positive aspects of traditions, controversies, and issues that are found in social sciences. They are also asked to attend seminars which has subjects like statistics, public policy making, methodology, ethics and behavioral sciences. 

Top Universities level wise

  • University of Alberta : BA in Science Technology and Society
  • Harvard University : Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • The University of Melbourne : Masters in Sociology Major
  • Vancouver Island University : Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Ryerson University : Phd in International Studies
  • University of Northern British Columbia : Masters of Social Work
  • The University of Queensland : Masters of Arts in Philosophy
  • The Australian National University : Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology (Major)

Requirements, Eligibility and Fees

There are different requirements, eligibility and fees for different universities in and around the world, depending upon the course, rankings as well as location. The following is a list of most renowned universities providing courses of different levels of bioinformatics. 

College

Course Name

Requirements and Eligibility

Fees

University of Alberta

BA in Science Technology and Society

GRE Accepted

TOEFL : 80

IELTS : 6.5

  • Tuition Rs 10.98 Lakhs
    Other + Rs 6.00 Lakhs
  • 1st year total fees= Rs 16.97 Lakhs

Harvard University

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

GRE Accepted

TOEFL : 100

IELTS : 9

  • Tuition Rs 35.28 Lakhs
    Other + Rs 21.30 Lakhs
  • 1st year total fees= Rs 56.58 Lakhs

The University of Melbourne

Masters in Sociology Major

GRE Accepted

TOEFL : 95

IELTS : 8

  • TuitionRs 18.01 Lakhs
    Other+ Rs 17.11 Lakhs
  • 1st year total fees= Rs 35.12 Lakhs

Vancouver Island University

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

GRE Accepted

TOEFL : 70

IELTS : 8

  • Tuition Rs 7.96 Lakhs
    Other + Rs 5.40 Lakhs
  • 1st year total fees= Rs 13.37 Lakhs

Ryerson University

Phd in International Studies

GRE Accepted

TOEFL : 80

IELTS : 7

  • Tuition Rs 13.59 Lakhs
    Other + Rs 9.27 Lakhs
  • 1st year total fees= Rs 22.86 Lakhs

The University of Queensland

Masters of Arts in Philosophy

GRE Accepted

TOEFL : 85

IELTS : 7

  • Tuition Rs 15.89 Lakhs
    Other + Rs 12.58 Lakhs
  • 1st year total fees= Rs 28.48 Lakhs

The Australian National University

Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology (Major)

GRE Accepted

TOEFL : 80

IELTS : 7

  • Tuition Rs 17.13 Lakhs
    Other + Rs 9.26 Lakhs
  • 1st year total fees= Rs 26.38 Lakhs

Admission Procedure Level wise

For Bachelor’s in Social Sciences :

  • Class 12th : 75-85%
    • Applicants need to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4 from high school which is equivalent to around 75-85 on a 100% scale. Students need to have proper English background and sound knowledge of both Science, Social Science and Computer Science. 

Master's Degree in Social Sciences

  • Class 12th: There is no specific cut off for this. 
  • Bachelors: Around 3 GPA or Above for most top universities
    • Applicant needs to have a four year bachelor’s degree with 3 or more GPA on a scale of 4.0.

Ph.D./Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Sciences. 

  • Class 12th: No specific cutoff mentioned
  • Bachelors:  No specific cutoff mentioned
  • A valid IELTS, TOEFL, PTE score and even GRE is accepted.

Course & Syllabus Details Level wise

Level Wise Course

Syllabus

Course Details

Bachelor’s Program

  1. Social theory and social statistics
  2. Research methods
  3. Economics
  4. World religions
  5. Oral language
  6. Psychology

The most bachelor’s degree programs in this particular field involves coursework that are interdisciplinary as well as multidisciplinary. The area includes history, polity, anthropology, sociology etc. Students can build their critical analysis skills, creating problem solving skills, as well as writing, problem solving and decision making skills. Students are also made a part of various research projects.

2. Master’s Degree program

  1. Quantitative and qualitative family
  2. Cultural analysis of Asia
  3. Society and armed conflicts
  4. Research techniques
  5. Ancient civilizations
  6. European politics

The master’s degree in social sciences are suitable for one’s who are in entry level positions, administrative positions, as well as supervisory positions in private and public industries. The research in niche categories also wants individuals to complete their research work in the field of mathematics and statistics. The curriculum for master’s degree is on a whole a field on concentration.

3. PhD in Social Sciences

  1. Sociology
  2. Statistics
  3. Political science
  4. Psychology
  5. History
  6. Philosophy
  7. Anthropology
  8. Economics

In the research programs, students have to look thoroughly and examine the critical as well as positive aspects of traditions, controversies, and issues that are found in social sciences. They are also asked to attend seminars which has subjects like statistics, public policy making, methodology, ethics and behavioral sciences.

Average Fees Level wise

Level Wise Course

Average Fees

  1. Bachelor’s Program
  • Tuition Rs 10.98 Lakhs
    Other + Rs 6.00 Lakhs
  • 1st year total fees= Rs 16.97 Lakhs

2. Master’s Degree program

  • Tuition Rs 15.89 Lakhs
    Other + Rs 12.58 Lakhs
  • 1st year total fees= Rs 28.48 Lakhs

3. Research programs

  • Tuition Rs 13.59 Lakhs
    Other + Rs 9.27 Lakhs
  • 1st year total fees= Rs 22.86 Lakhs

Career Scope

After completion of the degree in Social Sciences, students search for job. Since every company needs analytical scientists and critical thinkers, the degree in Social Science is always helpful. The following are the job positions that you get after the completion of the course : 

  1. Policy analyst
  2. Social worker
  3. Anthropologist
  4. Market analyst
  5. Geographer
  6. Political scientist
  7. Social science research assistant
  8. Historian
  9. Sociologist

Salary Scope

The students who graduate with a degree is social sciences may be qualified for entry-level jobs in various fields, both private and public. But for better opportunities, U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that you need an advanced degree. 

A master’s degree prepares an aspirant to a field of career opportunities which includes history, law, social work, public health, business as well as anthropology. 

Reports from Payscale.com in 2016 shows that most social scientists earned around $70,000 annually. Higher salaries go as much as $183,180 (median).

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