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Sociology


Course Description

Core Module

What Will You Study

If you thought you knew what sociology was, come to Lancaster and be prepared to be surprised! The Lancaster MA in Sociology pushes at the frontiers of current social analysis while familiarising you with the intellectual traditions of sociology.

Lancaster’s sociologists are noted for being at the forefront of interdisciplinarity, actively exploring and expanding the possibilities this provides for redefining and reinvigorating the sociological tradition. What you study within our MA programme reflects this, with modules that reflect the expertise not only of Sociology, but also of the Department’s Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, the Centre for Science Studies, the Centre for Mobilities Research, and the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change.

Drawing on our highly-rated research culture, we integrate relevant and exciting new work to help develop the discipline of sociology. We also draw inspiration from the perplexing and ever-changing world of the 21st century, and many of your lecturers will be carrying out empirical research as well as teaching you how to carry out your own research.

We provide a thorough training in analytical tools and research skills, giving you the ability to ask and answer searching questions about the things that shape, sustain and disrupt societies. The outcome is guaranteed to be intellectually stimulating – at Lancaster you will be able to join in the argument, and gain a broader critical awareness of recent developments within the discipline.

Graduates from this programme work in a range of organisations, including local and national government, NGOs, policy bodies, and schools and colleges. The MA also provides an ideal foundation for PhD study, opening the way to academic careers.

Find out more about the research culture, research centres and conferences that make studying Sociology at Lancaster so stimulating.


You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core
• Research Projects in Practice: From Design to Dissemination
• Contemporary Debates in Sociology
• Independent Research Dissertation

Optional
• Debates in Gender Research
• Gender, Sex and Bodies
• Gender and Violence
• Feminist Media and Cultural Studies
• Theories and Debates in Environment and Culture
• Critical Methods in Media and Cultural Studies
• Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies
• Methods in Science and Technology Studies
• The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates
• Social and Cultural Theory
• Consumer Society
• Capitalism and Crisis
• Cybercultures

Visit the Sociology page on the Lancaster University website for more details!

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(Scholarship)

Faculty Fees Only Studentships - 2 Awards

A funding application form must be completed and submitted on email to [email protected] by 13th May 2013.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition Fee waiver

Eligibility

Tuition Fee waiver for Overseas MA students. Applicants applying for funding must hold an offer of a place on an eligable MA programme to start in October 2013. Full-time or part-time applicants are welcome to apply.

Application Procedure

Contact for an applciation form and further details


(Scholarship)

Faculty Fees Studentship 1+3 - Single Award

Completed funding application forms must be submitted on email to [email protected] by 13th May 2013. As part of this application candidates must submit a 2 page research proposal. Applicants interested in applying for this 1+3 funding are advised to contact potential supervisors for their 2014 PHD research project as soon as possible. Supervisors can offer advice on improving PhD proposals to make them competitive for the funding competition.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition Fee waiver

Eligibility

Home/EU students who hold an offer of a place on an MA for October 2013, and a PhD for 2014 are invited to apply for this fees-only studentship. Applications from part-time and full-time applicants are welcome.

Application Procedure

For an application form and further details please contact



Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant social science. IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.

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