Our Sociology and Social Research MA provides specialist research training. The course provides high-quality research training to enhance key skills and employability. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognise it as offering the requisite skills training for preparation for a PhD.
Sociology at Newcastle has a solid track record of excellence in research-grounded postgraduate studies.
Throughout the course you will gain: an appreciation of the theoretical traditions that influence and shape sociology as a discipline; an awareness of the philosophical principles and epistemological frameworks that underpin all social enquiry; an understanding of social divisions as structures of power and inequality; an understanding of the profound transformations in contemporary society and the implications of this for understanding collective and individual agency; a strong practical grounding in a range of research methods and awareness of the epistemological consequences of methodological issues and choices.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a sociology/policy discipline such as: criminology; organisational studies; cultural studies; media studies; film studies; human geography. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5.
Recipient: Newcastle University
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