M.Sc. in Humanities & Social Sciences

Updated on Jan 25, 2022 08:37 IST
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A Master of Science (MSc) is a postgraduate degree which is pursued after students successfully completing their BSc in any specific discipline. However, in order to pursue an MSc in Humanities and Social Sciences, students generally take this up if they have knowledge about the two streams – Science and Humanities and Social Sciences. This type of programme is taught in Liberal Arts courses. Liberal Arts allows students to take up more than one course, or pursue a discipline of a different field.

A classic case of combining two disciplines together is Psychology. Psychology can be taught as a Humanities subject and also a Science subject. Psychology is a vast field which has various sub-branches and sub-fields and applying Science in Psychology, people can learn about Biological Psychology, Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Forensic Psychology. Here is where Science subjects are applied. Liberal Arts merge two different subjects together where students can explore the subject from different perspectives, hon their skills and have knowledge about multiple subjects.

An MSC degree can also be pursued in Economics, where students apply science to learn about mathematical cases, theories and research work in finance, accounts and other fields. Geography is also a part of the Humanities and Social Sciences subject and a Science subject.

Required Skills for MSc Humanities and Social Sciences

Given below in the table are the list of skillsets required for MSc Humanities and Social Sciences candidates:

Skillsets for MSc Humanities and Social Sciences
Understanding Passion
Pragmatic Interest
Practical approach Logical thinking
Enthusiastic Perceptive
Knowledgeable Reasonable
Awareness Judgement Skills
Good Communication Skills -

Courses Offered in MSc Humanities and Social Sciences

Given below in the table is the list of courses offered in MSc Humanities and SOcial Sciences

Course

Duration

Eligibility Criteria

MSc Psychology

3-Years

The candidate should have done their BA/BSc in Psychology from a recognised University and should have secured a minimum of 55% aggregate.

MSc Geography

3-Years

The candidate should have done their BSc in Geography or any similar discipline from a recognised University and should have secured a minimum of 55% aggregate.

MSc Economics

3-Years

The candidate should have done their BA in Economics or BSc in any similar discipline from a recognised University and should have secured a minimum of 55% aggregate.

MSc Philosophy

3-Years

The candidate should have done their BA/BSc in Philosophy from a recognised University and should have secured a minimum of 55% aggregate.

Admission Process

Chose University/College: The first step is to search for colleges or universities which are offering courses in an MSc programme in Humanities and Social Sciences. Check the fees, the seats offered, eligibility criteria which is set for the course. Such programmes come under Liberal Arts and there are a list of colleges which offer admission to Liberal Arts courses.

Apply for Course: Proceed to apply for admission after getting to know the university offering the programme. Fill up the details as required and pay the application fee. The application forms are available for a limited period of time so the candidate is advised to know the details way in advance.

Mode of Admission: Universities and Colleges will either conduct entrance exams for admission or offer admission through merit based on the qualifying examinations. For postgraduate courses, the candidate will have to appear for an entrance exam. For such programmes, the varsity also conducts Group Discussions and Personal Interviews (PI) to know more about the student and their plans.

Results: Selected and qualified candidates make the merit list. The student has to get the desired rank and percentage, to be eligible for admission.

Counselling: The candidate will have to appear for the counselling session conducted at the university to book their seat, submit their documents and pay the fees to seal admission.

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Top Colleges Offering MSc Humanities and Social Sciences

Given below in the table is the list of top colleges offering MSc Humanities and Social Sciences:

IGNOU

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research

Hansraj College

Christ University

Delhi University

LPU

University of Mumbai

Andhra University

Miranda House

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Important FAQs related to MSc Humanities and Social Sciences

Q. Can humanities student do MSC?

A. Master of Science (MSc) is a postgraduate degree which is pursued after students successfully completing their BSc in any specific discipline.

Q. Which courses comes under humanities?

A. Humanities is also called as 'Integrated Humanities'. Some of the subjects which comes under humanities are Geography, History, Government and Politics, Sociology, Religious Education, Psychology, Law etc.

Q. What are the skills required for MSc Humanities and Social Sciences?

A. Some of the skills required for MSc Humanities and Social Sciences are logical attitude, awareness, knowledgeable, judgement skills, enthusiastic, good communication skills, perceptive etc. 

Q. What are the courses offered in MSc Humanities and Social Sciences?

A. Popular courses offered in MSc Humanities and Social Sciences are MSc Psychology, MSc Geography, MSc Economics and MSc Philosophy.

Q. What are the top colleges offering MSc Humanities and Social Sciences? 

A. Top colleges offering MSc Humanities and Social Sciences are Hansraj College, IGNOU, Delhi University, Miranda House, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, LPU, Christ University, Andhra University and University of Mumbai.

Q. What are jobs in humanities?

A. Some of the popular jobs in humanities are Technical writer, Historian, Art director, Content marketing manager, Foreign language teacher, Public relations manager, Travel agent, Psychologist and many more.

Q. What are social sciences subjects?

A. Some of the subjects included in social sciences are Geography, Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Political science etc.

Q. What are the 10 branches of social science?

A. Popular branches of Social Sciences are Economics, Anthropology, History, Archaeology, Geography, Law, Linguistics, Politics, Psychology and Sociology. 

Q. Is there scope in humanities?

A. Yes, the scope humanities stream is quite high. Multiple job opportunities available after class 12th Humanities are Foreign Language Expert, social worker etc. 

Q. What are careers in humanities?

A. After completing a degree in Humanities, candidates can work under different fields such as Event management, Public relations, Human resource management, Hospitality management, Advertising, Social worker, Writing etc.

Q. Are humanities easy?

A. Yes, as compared to science, humanities is considered to be an easy subject depending on the interest and passion of the student. 

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