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Sociology and Social Policy MSc


University of Southampton Faculty of Social Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

About the course

Do you want to explore the structure of human society? Are you interested in investigating why social inequality is so persistent and why some societies pool their resources to pay a lot for social protection while others engage much less? Do you know which methods are best suited to study such topics?

If you enrol in the MSc Sociology and Social Policy you will study inequality and diversity, migration, well-being and global social security, you will gain advanced knowledge in the social theories on which sociology and social policy are based; on completion you will also know how to use quantitative and qualitative methods.

With this degree you are well placed to pursue careers in social research, public administration or public policy in the public, private or voluntary sector. It is also

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Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from students with a first- or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (such as sociology, social policy, social administration or criminology).

English Language Requirement: For applicants whose first language is not English, the IELTS requirement will be an overall score of 6.5 with no individual score below 6.0.


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