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MA Sociology (by Research)

Online University of York    Department of Sociology

Full time & Part time See Course MA, Research Only 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

The Department of Sociology is the ideal place for those who wish to undertake their own sociological research. We are ranked 1st in the UK for research impact by the Times Higher Education's ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2021.


In addition to the Department's taught course route, it is also possible for students to undertake their MA in Sociology by Research Dissertation. Students taking this route would be expected to undertake a rigorous piece of independent research working closely with their supervisor (meeting at least twice per term).

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Entry Requirements

This is particularly appropriate for students with a focussed interest in a particular area of sociology, who have already developed a firm basis for their chosen research topic.

Those who have, or are soon to complete, a degree in Sociology or a similar discipline, or whose degree major contained a significant proportion of Sociology units, are eligible to apply.

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