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Masters Degrees in Sociology examine the organisation and development of human societies and effects they have on the experiences and behaviour of groups and individuals within them.
These are advanced postgraduate degrees, building on undergraduate training in sociology or a related discipline. They develop skills in both quantitative and qualitative analysis, including the ability to apply theories to real-world scenarios and to collect and analyse potentially sensitive data.
Programmes may be taught or research-based (with the opportunity to carry out interesting independent fieldwork and other projects). MA, MSc MRes and MPhil degrees are available, depending on the content and focus of a given course.
Sociology has a broad range of applications for practical and vocational work, or for further academic research and training.
Skilled postgraduates can go on to roles in fields ranging from politics to economics, drawing on their ability to appreciate and analyse the interactions between organisational systems and the needs of individuals within them.
Research roles can follow similar paths, with opportunities to provide expertise to think-tanks or policy units. Needless to say, a Masters in sociology is also an excellent preparation for a PhD in a range of related fields.
Whatever your eventual career choice, the skills you’ve gained on a postgraduate sociology degree will prove surprisingly versatile. You’ll be able to deal effectively with different forms of data and information and to communicate your findings effectively using appropriate media. You’ll also have experience of independent research and project management – particularly if your Masters includes a dissertation.
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Designed for students interested in new ways of exploring and understanding the social world through the use of visual, sensory and other experimental approaches, this programme allows you to study sociological issues alongside innovative methods.
This MPhil pathway is designed to give students a basic understanding of major themes and debates in political and economic sociology.
This MPhil pathway is designed to give students a basic understanding of major themes and debates in the sociology of reproduction and new reproductive technologies.
Public sociology is a distinctive approach to the discipline, in which sociological knowledge theory, analysis and social practice is directly connected to the experiences of particular ‘publics’, normally understood as community groups, interest groups, campaigns or other civil society organisations.
The Sociology of Education MA will guide students through the latest theories, concepts and research in the sociology of education, exploring the wider political, social and cultural contexts of policy and practice in education.
An impressive national and global reputation which attracts students and dance artists from all over the world. Reflect upon your experience, develop creative ideas and aid critical perspective in practice and theory.
The programme consists of three components. This course is taught by Dr Ella McPherson, Prof Patrick Baert and Dr Marcus Morgan; it covers some of the major theoretical contributions to the study of the media and culture and some key substantive topics.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest issues and debates in sociology. Hone your research skills, and develop expertise that will prepare you for a career in social policy, social work, local government, public service and more.
This pathway aims to integrate the consideration of themes in social theory with the study of substantive topics, as well as give a thorough grounding in research methods.
This programme invites you to think systematically about the social world, how it is changing, the challenges and how we as individuals and groups organise, rationalise and assimilate our response.
This MA provides students with the opportunity to study key concepts and approaches in political sociology and theoretical debates about the relationship between state and society, and identity and power.
This programme will develop your understanding of the key concepts and theorisations of childhood and youth, as well as enhance your knowledge on children and young people’s lives across the Global North and South.
Greenwich has scooped top spot in the London league table for student satisfaction, for the second year running. The university is ranked 26th for student satisfaction, out of 122 institutions in the UK, putting it ahead of all other universities in the capital.
The College has established and recognised links with the NHS, Social Services, and private sector companies. These links allow our students to meet with many potential employers, and our staff to ensure that all our teaching is up-to-the-minute and responsive to employer demand.
Explore social sciences with a wide array of social and cultural themes that seek to understand the wider significance of topical political events and emerging social trends.
A Master of Laws degree from Sussex Law School will enhance your earning potential and maximise your career options by equipping you with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to further your career to the highest level, whether in industry or through research.
West Chester University’s College of Business and Public Management is pleased to offer an array of in-class and online graduate degree and certificate options. Personalized attention, opportunities for research, and a tight knit community are the hallmarks of a West Chester graduate education, regardless of the class format you choose.
The Sociology MA aims to extend and develop students’ knowledge of core areas of sociological scholarship and research methods.
By studying in the School of History, Art History, Philosophy and American Studies, you will join a vibrant community where high-calibre teaching and research is combined with a stimulating and supportive environment.
A unique range of philosophy masters programmes from a world-class university
We currently offer 16 on-campus taught master’s programmes, 2 on-campus research LLM programmes, and 6 online LLM programmes. Some of our programmes are listed below. Our full selection of programmes can be found on our website.
Since 1451 we have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to build on your current knowledge and skills, or interested in an academic career, our programmes have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers.
We offer both full-time and part-time courses as well as a wide range of Online Distance Learning courses
96% of the School’s research achieved an international standard in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
• A range of courses developed with public sector organisations within the education, teaching, business, health, law and psychology spheres.
SOAS specialises in the study of law in relation to the developing world. It has expertise in the field of comparative law (China, Africa, South/South East Asia, the Middle East) complemented by a range of academics dealing with issues of international and transnational law.
Ranked 1st in the world for development studies in the QS University World Rankings, there are few better places to study the global issues of our time than at The University of Sussex.
Bangor Law School is a research-focused school offering a range of cutting-edge LLM, MBA and MA programmes that are tailored to equip students with the legal knowledge and competencies required in an increasingly global workplace.
SOAS has over 20 years’ experience delivering distance learning programmes.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000
Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development master’s courses is for you.