Social Science is the study of history, philosophy, geography, sociology, economics, political science and sociology. It is one of the broad areas of excellence in teaching and research pursued by Lincoln University.
The Master of Social Science welcomes students with enquiring minds who want to know more about society and culture and explore the interconnections between the sciences.
It differs from the more orthodox approach to developing narrowly specialised strengths, offering instead a broad general education and a strong understanding of human behaviour and skills of critical thinking, information handling and analysis and presentation that are attractive in a wide variety of careers.
Students normally take a minimum of two academic years to complete an MSocSc by examination and thesis.