Through its 10 specialized tracks, the Master in Sociology offers students a rigorous and in-depth training in sociological theory, methodology and key areas of sociological research, within an integrated framework and guided by a common philosophy. It covers several domains of specialization: work, employment, training, organizations and human resources; public action – from a local scale to a supranational one; the production and mobilization of law; science and technology; quantitative methods in the social sciences. This complementary nature of the program is essential for the Master in Sociology, as it aims to meet the aspirations of students with different profiles. For example, three tracks are proposed in apprenticeship. Certain tracks propose unique programs (Image and Society) or programs rarely offered in France (Quantitative Sociology and Demography).
The Master in Sociology trains future specialists in the discipline. Students will learn to think analytically as they are introduced to the most important and significant debates in contemporary social theory. They will also learn the most recent methodological tools of the discipline. These skills will be valuable in a variety of stimulating and challenging professional environments, such as academia, international organization, public and private companies.
The educational objectives shared by all the tracks are the following:
- Training in the concepts and main paradigms of sociology
- learning a diversity of survey methods, both qualitative and quantitative, and methods of data analysis, from the most basic to the most advanced
- developing a critical and reflexive posture through the different courses, the independent research and writing of master theses as well as through professional or academic internships
- being exposed to disciplinary, cultural, linguistic and international diversity
These sociological skills are built across 10 original tracks guiding students towards research careers, professional careers or both. These tracks are:
- Training in tertiary level education in economic and social sciences
- Governance of social and environmental innovations, from the local to the global level
- History, sociology and science mediation
- Image and Society
- Engineering of professional and work training
- Territorial social policies and urban social development
- Science of production and organisations
- Contemporary sociology
- Quantitative sociology and demography
- Work expertise organisations – Acting change
The Master in Sociology aims to train students to enter the following position, depending on the track followed:
- Researchers and academic personnel
- Teachers at the secondary or tertiary level education
- Market researchers or policy officers, consultants in organisations, project managers in companies or administrations – central or local collectivities – or in associations.
- Manager of professional training, logistical supervisor, quality supervisor, in the public as in the private sector
INVOLVED IP PARIS LABORATORIES
- ENSAE Paris
- Télécom Paris
- ENS Paris (for the Training in tertiary level education in economic and social sciences track)
- Sorbonne Université (for the Contemporary Sociology track)
- INED (for the Quantitative Sociology and Demography track)
- ESSYM CCI Ile de France (for the Work expertise organisations – Acting change track)
- CFA Evry (for the Governance of social and environmental innovations, from the local to the global level and Engineering of professional and work training tracks)
CHAIRS & PARTNERSHIPS
- Local administrations (political direction of the city, social action centers, work direction, accounting, territorial attachés…)
- Architects and urban planners
- Legal practitioners
- Psychosociological practitioners
- Policy officers Anact
- Researchers (EDF, Orange Labs, Aristat)
- Consultants experts in organisations, directors et training counsellors
- Photographers, producer, editor, screenwriter, sound engineer
- Counsellor in property management
- Director in management optimisation.
The contacts developed allow us to offer students a large range of internship opportunities.
Prospective students have to be familiar with sociological reasoning, either having followed a BA in social sciences or substantial courses in this domain. We expect students to have been initiated in the diversity of survey and data analysis methods, either qualitative or quantitative; to be familiar with the main authors in sociology and to be eager to go more in-depth in their command of these tools and paradigms.
French and English (some courses are in English).