Masters Degrees in Sociology & Anthropology explore human societies and cultures. Sociology considers the organisation of social groups and the situation of individuals within them. Anthropology focusses on the nature and development of the human race as a whole. These courses span the Humanities and Social Sciences, taking a range of methodological approaches to some of the core questions about what it means to be human.
Programs may be taught or research-based (with the opportunity to carry out interesting independent fieldwork and other projects). MA, MSc MRes and MPhil degrees are available, depending on the content and focus of a given course.
As courses which ask - and answer - fundamental questions about human identity and behaviour, these programs have a wide range of career applications. Your experience and understanding will be valuable in any profession which benefits from an understanding of people, their needs and their experiences.
Potential career paths include everything from town planning and community development to international politics and diplomacy; from education to corporate training and development.
You'll also develop an impressive suite of transferable skills, able to undertake both qualitative and quantitative analysis and to present your findings sensitively and persuasively.
Approximately 48% of people with a Masters in Sociology are known to be in full-time employment six months after graduation, whilst 30% are in further study. The remainder are involved in part-time employment, voluntary activities or other pursuits.
Popular careers with a Masters in Sociology include:
Approximately 47% of people with a Masters in Anthropology are known to be in full-time employment six months after graduation, whilst 29% are in further study. The remainder are involved in part-time employment, voluntary activities or other pursuits.
Popular careers with a Masters in Anthropology include:
Popular specialisms for Masters Degrees in Sociology & Anthropology include: