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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Sociology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    06 November 2018

Course content

This programme will provide you with an advanced introduction to sociology and you will develop a critical understanding of the discipline.

Why this programme

  • This programme will develop your knowledge of the different theoretical and analytical approaches in sociology, together with knowledge of empirical studies in social research, while enabling you to focus in depth upon particular areas of sociology.
  • You will also be given some research methods training.

Programme structure

You will take two core and four optional courses. You will also produce a sustained account of research in a chosen area, and conduct empirical research in that area, through a dissertation project.

Core courses

  • Current issues in social theory
  • Research design.

Optional courses

  • A public social science
  • Class and stratification
  • Gender relations
  • Improving health and social outcomes
  • Introduction to social theory for researchers
  • Racism and modernity
  • Religion in society
  • Sexualities and society
  • The disabling society.

You will need to take at least three courses from this list. One additional course may be chosen from other subjects within the School of Social & Political Sciences.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

By the end of the programme, you will have a variety of skills useful in the contemporary labour market. These include critical thinking, appreciation of the impact of institutions, including how people mediate them, and the ability to conduct research and utilise data.


Visit the Sociology (MSc) page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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