12/04/2021

Categories: Community Development and Youth, Postgraduate

Why Study a Master’s in Human Society?

Do you work with local communities, young children, or people who are vulnerable and need care? This could be the ultimate postgraduate training for you…

A master’s in sociology-related subjects can take your career to the next level if you’re responsible for the wellbeing of others. For those in the early childhood sector, community development or social care, there’s nothing more important than understanding how social background affects us.

American economist and former Economic Science Laureate, George Stigler, once said: “There is only one social science, and we are its practitioners.”

Humans hold the answer navigating and improving an organised society. So knowing more about why people do what they do, and cultural and economic influences, is key.

The University of Bolton’s MSc Human Society (with specialism) course is designed to grow your expertise in working with communities, helping you make a positive impact to people’s lives.

Study a master’s that matters

If you’re looking to upskill and boost your employability within your field, there’s no better time to return to university.

Our programme is suitable for graduates who have undergraduate degrees or five years’ work experience in early childhood, youth and community development, or health and social care. We’ve also been voted No.1 for Student Satisfaction in Social Work Courses* for the second year running!

Our 12-month programme takes a holistic view of social justice, equality and inequality in society. This provides students with a broader understanding of people who may be disadvantaged, as well as highlighting the need for multi-disciplinary work in human services.

From problem-solving skills, collaboration and teamwork to leadership skills and decision-making, this course gives you the practical tools you need to aid and support others.

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Build compassion for others

As well as developing key tools to excel in your specific line of work, a master’s in sociology or social science subjects can enhance your empathy and sympathy for service users.

With an improved understanding of cultural motivations, economic hardships, as well as citizen responsibilities and values, you’ll be able to appreciate and identify with people’s life stories.

Through honing your knowledge in human society topics, you can recognise human behaviours, while being aware of their journey and knowing how best to change outcomes.

Get relevant training in your field

Join our Postgraduate programme if you want professionally-relevant training to take the next step in your career.  Our goal is to deliver high-level transferable skills that are in-demand by employers.

Whether you are looking to access new opportunities or move into senior management and policy-making roles, our programme can be tailored to your exact needs.

Both personal and professional development are championed, and our dedicated Employability Team is also on hand to support your career ambitions.

Understand different cultures

With a master’s in sociology, social sciences or human society subjects, you’ll be able to learn more about cultural meaning in individual and group communication. On our postgraduate programme, you’ll get to explore social narratives, ideologies, cultural practices, values, norms and different social classifications.

This allows you to improve connections with people from any background, and is particularly vital when working with children who are less equipped to deal with prejudice or discrimination.

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Take your career in a new direction

As well as being able to advance into management, our MA Human Society degree can also be a platform for career change. It’s an ideal course for graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, and can help you take a different direction in your work.

Whether you’re a recent graduate or a professional looking to return to your studies, the University of Bolton looks forward to welcoming you. We pride ourselves on teaching quality, student satisfaction and inclusivity, ensuring you get to enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe.

Find out how to apply over on our course page.

 

* Complete University Guide in 2021 and 2020, North West region

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