This new full-time programme gives you the social policy insight and leadership skills required for senior roles in sectors such as:
The programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of social sciences, equipping you with a deep understanding of social, criminological and cultural factors at work in contemporary societies in the UK and abroad. Modules address topics including:
The inclusion of an elective module enables you to choose any module from the University's postgraduate portfolio, allowing you to tailor the programme according to your personal intellectual interest and/or career aspirations.
The MA in Sociology, Social Policy and Crime is taught by experienced staff with strong research records in sociology, social policy and vocational and professional subjects such as education and social work.
Face-to-face lectures and small-group seminar work are complimented by off-campus visits to relevant organisations.
Academic work is assessed via a variety of methods including essays, exams, presentations and a dissertation.
General transferable skills, designed to enhance employability, are embedded in the curriculum - particularly within the Research Methods and Dissertation modules. These modules also provide opportunities to discuss progression onto PhD level study, and how best to prepare for applying for PhD opportunities.
Upon graduation you will have developed expertise in topical and important areas of social policy.
Your grasp of these real world issues (alongside your communication and transferable skills, and the self-confidence these inspire) will open doors to a range of opportunities with employers such as local government, NGOs, local and national charities, the private sector and the criminal justice sector.
You will be assigned a Personal Academic Tutor, who has regular and weekly drop-in slots available for you to discuss any issues related to programme content or study issues.
Appointments outside of these hours can also be arranged. You will also be assigned a personal tutor to supervise your dissertation.
Staff expertise in Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology ensures that programme content and delivery is research-led, contemporary and robustly informed.
We have an experienced, highly-qualified and strongly research-active teaching team. The programme will be taught by existing experienced staff with strong research records, who have published widely in sociology, social policy, criminal justice and vocational and professional subjects such as education and social work.