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Sociology and Social Research - MA


Course Description

We are in a time of immense social change, where the need for social research has never been greater. This MA programme equips students with the tools and knowledge to understand how and why social, political and cultural changes manifest themselves, both in the UK and internationally. It offers students a sound training in research methods and equips them with the cutting-edge in theoretical and methodological approaches. The MA is suitable both for those wishing to hone their skills and knowledge to pursue further academic research opportunities, and for those seeking a relevant and rigorous course which will prepare them for employment in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.

Sample module options

The following modules are indications only - the University reserves the right to change the modules on offer, the module content and the assessment methods.
Core modules:
-Research Methods (LPM003)
-Social Divisions (LYM001)
-Social Theory and Social Change (LYM005)
-Dissertation (LYM007)

Choose from the following elective modules to the value of 40 credits:
-Health Care Organisation and Policies (LBM007)
-Public Policy, public management and governance (LBM001)
-Social policy: contemporary themes and challenges (LBM005)
-Work Placement (LYM010)

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

You will take part in interactive small seminars, presentations and group work. There are also opportunities for individual research and guided study. You will be allocated a personal tutor to whom you can turn for help and advice. Assessment occurs through essays and reports (for example, on the practical application of research methods), and a dissertation.

Career Prospects

This new MA programme opens the way vocationally to both research at doctoral level and to work in the private, voluntary and public sectors.

Visit the Sociology and Social Research - MA page on the Aston University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Somia BiBi

My research revealed that Aston University offers the best MA that fits with my interests. The Social Sciences School has a number of researchers and lecturers that specialise in fields that are of great interest to me.


(Scholarship)

Scholarships for all MSc/MA students - 3 Awards

The School of Languages and Social Sciences offers 3 x £5,000 scholarships towards tuition fees in the 2015/16 academic year.If you wish to be considered for the scholarship you must submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following: "How will the LSS MA/MSc Scholarship enhance your career prospects and help you achieve your academic and professional goals? How would you benefit from a scholarship and what difference would it make to you?"

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

The scholarships are available to all students (full-time, part-time, on campus and distance learning) enrolling on LSS MA/ MSc programmes in 2015/16.

Application Procedure

Email your completed essay to [email protected] NOTE: Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for an MA/MSc programme at LSS commencing at Aston University in October 2015.

Further Information

http://www.aston.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-programmes/languages-social-sciences/fees-financial-support/ma-msc-scholarships-and-bursaries/


(Scholarship)

CELCA Scholarship: For MA students with native speaker competence in English - 3 Awards

The exact nature of this work will be decided at the beginning of the programme but may include providing support to international Postgraduate and International Year Abroad students, the IELTS team, deliver speaking classes for our IYA (International Year Abroad) and KYA (Kansai Year Abroad) students, help conference and workshop organisers, academic visitors or students with special needs. The work will often take place at different times every week - depending on the projects you support.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3000

Eligibility

The School of Languages and Social Sciences offers 3 x £3000 bursaries towards the cost of the MA tuition fees for students with native speaker competence in English. In return, the students will complete up to six hours a week pastoral work for the School.

Application Procedure

If you wish to be considered for the bursary, you must submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following:What do you consider to be your major strengths and weaknesses? How would you be able to support international students on programmes in the School of Languages and Social Sciences?Email your completed essay to [email protected] NOTE: Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for an MA programme (taught on-campus) at LSS commencing at Aston University October 2015.

Further Information

http://www.aston.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-programmes/languages-social-sciences/fees-financial-support/ma-msc-scholarships-and-bursaries/



Entry Requirements

2.1 Degree in any discipline (or equivalent). Mathematics - C or above at GCSE (or equivalent). Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

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