Our social world is changing all the time and there is a growing demand by employers for expert social researchers. This course is designed to give you the extra edge needed in a competitive job market.
UEL offers you a unique chance to study sociology at a university based at the heart of an area experiencing the quickest rate of social change in Europe. You will benefit from being taught by academic staff at the cutting edge of research who have excellent links to the communities developing around the campus.
We will introduce you to a variety of research methods and topics of study and give you advanced training in key sociological theories to enhance your understanding of the changes and crises associated with the modern era.
The course uniquely encourages students to consider contemporary debates through an attention to the local area and includes opportunities to carry out research in collaboration with organisations and research partners.
WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
During this one-year course (or two years part-time) you will receive advanced training in social research and sociological theory as well as furthering your understanding of key substantive areas of research such as urban change, class, gender, race, terrorism, nationalism and social policy.
You will also have the opportunity to carry out an original piece of research under the close supervision of one of our faculty members.
The course is designed to give you the opportunity to: • Acquire postgraduate training in sociology and allied social sciences, particularly in relation to social research methods and theory development; • Gain an understanding of how debates in sociology relate to local and global social contexts, as well as historical and contemporary events; • Acquire the skills and training necessary for a wide range of employment opportunities in social research and analysis; • Gain the knowledge and credentials necessary to conduct doctoral study in sociology and other social science disciplines. You will complete one optional module and core modules on Theorising Modernity, Understanding Crises, Framing Questions, Locating Research and Themes and Issues in Sociology as well as writing a master’s dissertation.
YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Graduates with social science master’s degrees are in high demand. According to recent data, social science graduates are more likely to be in paid employment than arts or science graduates, and more likely to be in managerial roles.
This new course provides graduates with the research skills and expertise needed to respond to a wide range of employment opportunities in diverse sectors.
This includes helping local and national governments seeking to understand the impact of policy decisions, working with NGOs who are looking to inform the public about neglected aspects of society or advising corporations on how to market their products effectively.
Our academic team are involved in groundbreaking research in key areas of sociology, including culture, nationalism, race, ethnicity, gender, class and social change.
They have excellent contacts, too, which will enable you to learn practical skills in the heart of east London. We have embedded our learning and research practice in the rapid changes and complex relations of this urban laboratory.
This is a unique opportunity to develop and refine your skills of research, analysis and collaboration in an environment that reflects some of the most pressing social questions of our time. You will be well prepared for your new role and future career.
Theorising Modernity, Understanding Crises (core) Framing Questions, Locating Research (core) Themes and Issues in Sociology (core) Critical Theories of International Relations (optional) Global Environmental Politics (optional) Introduction to Forced Migration (optional) Current Issues in Forced Migration (optional) Landscapes of power and rights (optional) Masters Dissertation (core)
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The UEL Postgraduate Scholarship is a 50% fee waiver on tuition fees. Scholarship is awarded based on an application process, open to applicants who meet the criteria below:Students will only be able to apply for an award if they meet all of the following criteria: • Have applied for a postgraduate taught masters at UEL starting in September 2016 • Studying full-time or part-time • Fee assessed as a Home/EU student • Studying on campus at UELExcludes those studying • With a collaborative partner • Via online or distance learning • A PGCE course • Professional Diploma in Architecture Part 2 or March Architecture • Integrated Masters, Professional Doctorates, MPhil, PhD
Value of Scholarship(s)
50 per cent discount on tuition fees
To be eligible for the scholarship, you must have applied for a postgraduate taught course, starting in September 2016, and be studying at one of our campuses.
An application form is available on our website and students who meet the criteria above will automatically be invited to apply for our scholarship scheme. Decisions will be based on the quality of the student’s application. Applications will be assessed internally by relevant member of staff.
Students will only be able to apply for an award if they meet all of the following criteria: • Have applied for a postgraduate taught masters at UEL that starts in September 2016 • Be a part-time postgraduate student (in attendance) studying at least 50% of a full time course • Be fee assessed as a Home/EU student • Be classified as ‘home’ for tuition fee purposes and meet standard residency requirements • Be studying on campus at UELExcludes those studying: • With a collaborative partner • Via online or distance learning • A PGCE course • Professional Diploma in Architecture Part 2 or March Architecture • Integrated Masters, Professional Doctorates, MPhil, PhD In addition, MA Social Work students are also not eligible to apply if they are in receipt of government funding.
Value of Scholarship(s)
You must be on a low income (up to £18,200 or £26,000 with a partner) and receiving one of four qualifying benefits. These are: Job Seekers’ Allowance (income based), Income Support, Housing Benefit and New Deal Allowance.
An application form is available on our website. Decisions will be based on the quality of the student’s application. Applications will be assessed internally by relevant member of staff.
If you’re starting your postgraduate course in September 2016, you can save five per cent on your course fees by paying them in full. Pay your tuition fees early, before 23rd September 2016, we will give you a five per cent discount on your tuition fees.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Five per cent discount on course fees
Pay your tuition fees early, before 23rd September 2016
You should previously have been awarded an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree, professional doctorate or a postgraduate research degree from UEL or one of its predecessor institutions, such as the Polytechnic of East London. You cannot apply for the alumni discount if your course involves distance learning or if you are studying towards a master’s and diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part 2), a PGCE, a post-compulsory education and training (PCET) course or any short course or courses worth less than 120 credits.
Value of Scholarship(s)
15 per cent discount on tuitions fees
If you’re a member of UEL’s Alumni Association, you are automatically eligible for 15 per cent off your postgraduate fees*. The offer applies to all UEL alumni, however long ago they graduated.
Please include on your application form that you previously studied at UEL, and include your old student ID number. The 15 per cent discount will be deducted from your tuition fees after any other scholarships, and before any early payment discount is applied. It can also be used alongside other scholarships and funding.
An international scholarship at UEL covers part of the cost of course fees. Scholarships are highly sought after and the process of applying for scholarships is often competitive and carries deadline dates. The amount awarded is assessed on a case by case basis and is often up to £4000 off tuition fees per year.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £4,000
You must have filled out an application to study at UEL prior to applying for the scholarship (we will ask for your UEL application reference number)
To qualify for a scholarship you must first make an application to study at UEL before applying for any of the scholarships. After you’ve done this, you should then use the links below to apply for the scholarship quoting your application reference number.
Applicants are normally required to have a good first degree in a cognate area of study. Under special circumstances applicants without a relevant first degree but with substantial professional experience may be considered. In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.
Recipient: University of East London
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