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Full time & Part time September MA 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time

About the course

The MA in Sociology invites you to think systematically about the social world and how it is changing.


The programme provides a comprehensive overview of the foundational concerns and current debates in sociology, and offers a range of options for exploring applications in specific areas of research. You learn about current theoretical tools and develop skills in research and data analysis, which can be used in a range of professional fields. The programme is also an excellent basis for pursuing further research in sociology or more specialised or applied subjects.

Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree in sociology or a related social science discipline, or substantial experience in social or political research or a relevant profession.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

For 2022, in response to the challenges caused by Covid-19 we will consider applicants either holding or projected a 2:2. This response is part of our flexible approach to admissions whereby we consider each student and their personal circumstances. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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Where is University of Kent


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Taylah Law

Why did you decide to go on to postgraduate study?
"I wanted to do a Master’s because I loved my subject and wanted to learn even more about it. I hope to work in academia and research in some way and so a Master’s was a must."

Why did you choose to stay at Kent for your Master’s?
"I loved my time as an undergraduate at Kent and there was never any question of me going anywhere else! I love my School and all the academics were (and are) so encouraging. Canterbury campus is beautiful, and I was familiar with all the academic and social facilities. Alongside a loyalty discount, I was also eligible for an excellence scholarship and an academic scholarship which, combined, reduced my fees greatly and encouraged my belief that I would be successful at Master’s level and, importantly, that I could afford to do one."

What about your social life?
"I attended many staff-student seminars in my School where external speakers and academics as well as academics from the School would discuss their research. They were great fun and it was nice to hear from academics from the School and other postgraduate students that I wouldn’t normally come across."

On campus, I mainly stuck to my undergraduate haunts; I knew which places were quiet if I wanted to study, which were lively for breaks and which had the best coffee! I have made so many new friends as a postgraduate and even reconnected with some old friends who had come to Kent for their Master’s, so it was amazing!

How would you sum up postgraduate life at Kent in three words?
"Challenging, inspiring, memorable."

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