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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas



  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    12 Months Full Time, 24 Months Part Time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    15 February 2019

You study people and societies with emphasis on modern urban settings in a multidisciplinary area which overlaps with politics, international relations, anthropology, economics, history, human geography and psychology.

You can study this postgraduate degree from any degree discipline and it offers you a wide range of career options in charities, private and public sector organisations, research academia and the newer needs without industries for sociology trained professionals to understand people issues.

The subject overlaps with politics, international relations, anthropology, history, human geography and psychology to provide analysis and understanding of cause and effect You are taught by staff with backgrounds in global conflict, peace studies, religion, and secularisation.

This degree provides students with grounding in the key theoretical and methodological debates in contemporary sociology, allowing you the opportunity to take full advantage of the department’s internationally recognised research expertise. It is designed for those with a background in Sociology who wish to further their studies at postgraduate level, but is also ideal as a conversion degree for those with little or no previous experience of Sociology who are considering undertaking a PhD. The degree combines development of key skills in critical thinking, theory and methods with maximum versatility in choice of elective courses and research area.

Careers include working for non government charities, charities, private and public sectors, research, academia and consultancy.

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Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Advanced Qualitative Methods in Social Science
  • Advanced Social Theory

Semester 2

  • Dimensions of Globalisation
  • Religious Belief and Practice in the Modern World
  • The Comparative Study of European Societies
  • Sex, Gender, Violence: Critical Approaches
  • Post - Conflict Justice and Peacebuilding
  • Global Conflict and Peace Processes

Semester 3

  • Dissertation

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • Teaching quality is judged as 'Excellent' at Aberdeen
  • Aberdeen is a great city with an international cohort and wide ranging activities and societies available to you

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time
  • September start

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