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University of Glasgow, Full Time Masters Degrees in Sociology

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This programme will provide you with an advanced introduction to sociology and you will develop a critical understanding of the discipline. Read more
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
◾Methods of social research.

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
◾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.

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.

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This programme provides extensive training in social research methods and is recognised as postgraduate research training by the Economic & Social Research Council. Read more
This programme provides extensive training in social research methods and is recognised as postgraduate research training by the Economic & Social Research Council.

Why this programme

◾You will develop your knowledge of sociology, including a critical understanding of social theory and a knowledge of empirical research studies.
◾The programme provides an advanced education in sociology, but can also serve as preparation for further sociological research in a PhD, to which many of our students successfully progress.

Programme structure

You will take five core and one optional course, and complete a dissertation.

Core courses
◾Advanced qualitative methods
◾Current issues in social theory
◾Qualitative methods
◾Quantitative data analysis
◾Research design.

Optional courses
◾A public social science
◾Class and stratification
◾Gender relations
◾Generalised linear models
◾Improving health and social outcomes
◾Introduction to social theory for researchers
◾Racism and modernity
◾Sexualities and society
◾The disabling society.

Career prospects

This programme enhances employability in a range of public and private sector organisations, which increasingly value skills in conducting and interpreting social research.

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This Masters in Gender History provides the opportunity to develop and deepen analysis of the workings of gender in the past. Read more
This Masters in Gender History provides the opportunity to develop and deepen analysis of the workings of gender in the past. In conjunction with the University’s Centre for Gender History, which brings together one of the largest concentrations of gender historians in the UK, the programme encourages cross-chronological and cross-cultural comparisons as well as allowing in-depth research into particular questions.

Why this programme

◾This programme focuses on an area that is becoming increasingly significant within many spheres of professional and voluntary engagement.
◾You will be taught by people who have research specialisms in this field and are personally involved in values-based practice, and have the opportunity to focus upon issues that matter to you and are relevant to your own practice.

Programme structure

Learning and teaching approaches are varied. Technical skills are taught through lectures and workshops associated with the core course, while the conceptual foundations for gender history are taught through the weekly seminars.

Independent and self reflective critical work is fostered through written assignments and seminar presentations, and culminates in the dissertation.

An annual masterclass for postgraduates with an interest in Gender History is led by a distinguished visiting speaker in conjunction with the Gender and History annual public lecture hosted by the Centre for Gender History.

Core Courses
◾Gender, Politics and Power
◾Gender, culture and text
◾Research, Resources and Skills for Historians

Optional Courses
◾All options on offer within History MLitt/MSc programmes in Arts and Social Sciences

Career prospects

Apart from continuing to study a PhD, you can transfer the Arts research skills and methods you learn on this programme to positions in the modern public and private sectors, such as heritage, policy and projects, journalism and teaching.

Positions held by recent History graduates include Editor Business & History Products, Lead Scholar/Instructor and Secretary.

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This programme introduces the key issues and decision-making processes that impact on young people’s lives across contexts including education, leisure, training and the labour market, housing and household information. Read more
This programme introduces the key issues and decision-making processes that impact on young people’s lives across contexts including education, leisure, training and the labour market, housing and household information.

Why this programme

-The programme is aimed at early and mid-career professionals who wish to explore how young people's lives are changing in modern societies and the ways they are affected by the processes of social change.
-You will be taught by researchers in the field of youth and young adults and have experience working with organisations such as the UN, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, UK local and national government and the Scottish Government.
-You will study the contexts and factors which impact on young people's decision-making related to for example education, training, work and leisure.
-The programme also provides a strong basis for further study, focusing on international and UK perspectives of youth.
-It is of further value to students who wish to gain an insight into different groups of young people such as those with mental health issues, teenage parents, young carers, homeless young people and those looked after by local authorities.

Programme structure

You will take four core courses, two optional courses and a dissertation. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to investigate an area of young people’s lives in-depth. You are encouraged to follow your own interests in the design of the dissertation, which will be fully supported by a supervisor.

Core courses
-Introduction to education and social research
-Perspectives on youth and young adulthood
-Modern educational thought
-Working with youth: Education and learning for change.

Optional courses
-Advanced educational research
-Curriculum development in adult education
-Developing literacy
-Educational approaches to community learning & development
-Empowerment strategies for community learning & development
-Identities, relationships and behaviours
-Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies
-International & comparative education
-International issues in adult & continuing education
-Managing change *
-Managing innovation and creativity *
-Marketing management *
-Models of community & development
-Neoliberal globalisation and world Inequality since the 1970s
-Project management *
-Rehabilitation and desistance from crime
-Sexualities and society
-Social theories for community learning & development
-The disabling society
-The evolving concept of inclusion
-The impact of problem drug use on children & families
-The learner & the curriculum
-The psychology of adult learning
-Understanding public policy

*Please note: These courses are offered by the Adam Smith Business School and are 10 credits each (as opposed to 20) and need to be taken in pairs.

Career prospects

If you work directly with young people: teachers, youth workers, police officers, probation officers, health workers, the programme is an excellent step in your professional development. It also provides a foundation for an academic career.

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This programme offers an advanced introduction to the study of Law with a specific emphasis on socio-legal methodology. It provides you with an excellent preparation for doctoral study in the area of socio-legal research, serving as a qualification in its own right and a platform for PhD study. Read more
This programme offers an advanced introduction to the study of Law with a specific emphasis on socio-legal methodology. It provides you with an excellent preparation for doctoral study in the area of socio-legal research, serving as a qualification in its own right and a platform for PhD study.

Why this programme

◾There is a strong emphasis on research training. You are introduced to legal research methodologies, the ethics of legal research, key traditions of legal inquiry and basic concepts of legal thought.
◾You are also given a solid grounding in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
◾You will benefit from our excellent facilities including the dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre.
◾We have a very vibrant mooting programme and a dedicated Moot Courtroom. We have an outstanding record of success and you can participate in internal, national and international mooting competitions.
◾We organise a series of lectures featuring talks from highly successful judges and lawyers.

Programme structure

You will take five core and one optional course, followed by a dissertation on a specialised topic.

Core courses
◾Advanced legal methods 2: Jurisprudence of concepts
◾Advanced qualitative methods OR Advanced statistics: Issues and methods
◾Applied legal methods 1A: Legal research methodologies OR Advanced legal methods 1B: Traditions of legal enquiry
◾Qualitative research methods
◾Social science statistics 1

Optional courses
◾Fundamentals of international law
◾Globalisation, law and human rights
◾United Nations law.

Career prospects

The programme provides you with an excellent foundation for an academic career in this field.

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Recognising the challenge for politicians, policy makers and practitioners in the criminal justice, and criminal law fields, this programme addresses the complex problems that crime poses for contemporary societies. Read more
Recognising the challenge for politicians, policy makers and practitioners in the criminal justice, and criminal law fields, this programme addresses the complex problems that crime poses for contemporary societies.

Why this programme

-The programme provides you with the key attributes for professions related to criminal justice.
-You will be benefit from the combined strengths of staff from the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research who are based at the University.
-You will develop analytic and research skills, an interdisciplinary knowledge base, and a practical understanding of the settings in which crime and justice policies are devised and implemented.
-There will be a number of guest lectures, presentations and seminars throughout, with high-calibre speakers from the UK and abroad.
-You will have the opportunity to link up with a criminal justice organisation for your dissertation work.
-This degree is taught alongside the MSc in Transnational Crime, Justice & Security, which provides more focus on the international aspects of crime. An MRes in Criminology is also available, combining a study of the subject with greater focus on research methods training.

Programme structure

You will take core courses in criminological theory; criminal justice systems and processes; and research design and methodology. You also have the opportunity to take optional courses from a range of subject areas. In addition, the MSc programme requires you to produce a dissertation on a subject of your choice.

Core courses
-Understanding and explaining crime
-Research and enquiry in crime and criminal justice

Optional courses include:
-Punishment and penology
-Crime, media and popular culture
-Rehabilitation and desistance from crime
-The global criminal economy
-Managing and controlling crime
-Women and girls in crime and justice
-International trafficking in cultural objects

Career prospects

You will be well equipped for careers in public, private and third sector agencies concerned with crime prevention and community safety. The programme provides an excellent professional development choice for social workers and social work managers, prison governors or officers, police officers and lawyers.

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This programme considers pressing contemporary global issues from a criminological perspective, including organised crime, trafficking, terrorism and environmental crime. Read more
This programme considers pressing contemporary global issues from a criminological perspective, including organised crime, trafficking, terrorism and environmental crime.

Why this programme

◾You will gain access to a wide range of potential careers and further academic pathways related to understanding international crime and developing strategies and policy for its prevention.
◾You will benefit from the combined strengths of staff from the University's Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research. The breadth and diversity of expertise represented within the teaching team is a key strength of the programme.
◾There will be a number of guest lectures, presentations and seminars throughout, with high-calibre speakers from the UK and abroad.
◾You will have the opportunity to link up with a criminal justice organisation for your dissertation work.

Programme structure

You will take four core and two optional courses, as well as submit a dissertation.

Core courses
◾Criminological perspectives on security and globalisation
◾Criminological theory in context
◾Research design
◾The global criminal economy.

Optional courses
◾Antiquities trafficking
◾Crime, media and popular culture
◾Gender, crime and criminal Justice
◾Punishment and in/justice
◾Rehabilitation and desistance from crime.

Career prospects

You will be well equipped for careers in public, private and third sector agencies concerned with crime prevention policy and strategy, especially with international and cross-border agencies.

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This programme introduces the theoretical and conceptual resources relevant to the study of crime, criminal justice and crime policy. Read more
This programme introduces the theoretical and conceptual resources relevant to the study of crime, criminal justice and crime policy. It provides advanced training in social research methods.

Why this programme

-This MRes will prepare you for a career as a researcher or for undertaking a PhD in criminological or criminal justice research. It is recognised for an Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 award through the Scottish Doctoral Training Centre.
-You will be benefit from the combined strengths of staff from the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research who are based at the University.
-The breadth and diversity of expertise represented within the teaching team is a key strength of the programme.
-There will be a number of guest lectures, presentations and seminars throughout, with high-calibre speakers from the UK and abroad.
-You will have the opportunity to link up with a criminal justice organisation for your dissertation work.
-This degree is taught alongside two MSc degrees: Criminology & Criminal Justice and Transnational Crime, Justice & Security. They have a stronger subject focus and less emphasis on research training.

Programme structure

The four core courses and two optional courses provide you with in-depth knowledge of current criminological issues and refine your social research abilities. For the MRes you will apply your analytical and research skills to a specialised topic and produce a dissertation.

Core courses
-Understanding and explaining crime and social control
-Research and enquiry in crime and criminal justice
-Social science statistics 1
-Qualitative research methods

Optional courses - At least one must be taken from the following:
-Criminal justice: global challenges
-Rehabilitation and desistance from crime
-Penology and punishment
-Crime, media and popular culture
-Crime and community safety
-Criminological perspectives on security
-The global criminal economy

Career prospects

The MRes is an ideal pathway towards a PhD and a career in academia. It will also prepare you for a career in research or policy development; especially with those public agencies and voluntary organisations concerned with crime prevention and community safety.

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This is an intensive programme for graduates in other subjects who already possess basic proficiency in Russian but require a more thorough grounding in the language specifically for the purpose of conducting social scientific research dealing with Russia and/or the Commonwealth of Independent States. Read more
This is an intensive programme for graduates in other subjects who already possess basic proficiency in Russian but require a more thorough grounding in the language specifically for the purpose of conducting social scientific research dealing with Russia and/or the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Why this programme

◾You will undertake a period of study abroad at a partner institution where Russian is spoken.
◾Suitable for graduates in other subjects who already possess basic proficiency in Russian.

Programme structure

This programme combines classroom and distance tuition in intermediate-level Russian language over two semesters. Students are also ordinarily expected to undertake a designated period of study abroad at a partner institution in the Russian Federation or another country where Russian is spoken.

You will acquire sufficient linguistic knowledge and translating skills to be able to read and retrieve information from a variety of texts in the original language, including those related to social sciences, and to deepen your existing knowledge of Russian realia.

The programme comprises four discrete elements or blocks, imparting grammar, reading, translation and oral skills
1.Classroom teaching at Glasgow
2.Online live communication with teacher
3.Interactive activities, exercises and tests placed on the programme Moodle site
4.Intensive teaching block at the partner institution abroad in Semester 2.

Career prospects

Students who have completed the programme have gone into teaching, commerce, financial services, translating, postgraduate study and other occupations.

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