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Sociology MA (Distance Learning)

Course Description

The MA Sociology by distance learning is a perfectly balanced programme of study that examines how sociologists make sense of the social world and the human condition.

The course considers sociology to be the systematic study of forms of social organisation and patterns within social life. The course explores the relevance of theory and philosophy for thinking sociologically. It also considers the range of methods employed for engaging in sociological research.

We will provide you with a supportive and intellectually exciting study environment that is responsive to your individual needs. In addition, we aim to encourage the development of critical skills, including argument, analysis, theoretical exposition and description, precision, and good methodological skills that enable the development of confidence and professionalism in relation to both your work and other students. We also aim to prepare you for either further academic work or for other careers where the general skills acquired will be of invaluable benefit.

You will also have the chance to study the award from a variety of perspectives and to develop your own interests in the area.

The award is delivered via the Blackboard virtual learning environment, which allows you the flexibility to arrange your studies around work and family commitments.

Course content

The award is made up of the following modules:
-Contemporary Social Theory
-Research Methods Awareness
-Research Practice
-Culture and Identity
-Sociology Dissertation

Visit the Sociology MA (Distance Learning) page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The Merit scholarships will be awarded automatically on application to the University as follows:Applicants with results equivalent to UK First Class degree: £2,000
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2:1 degree: £1,500
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2.:2 degree: £1,000

Value of Scholarship(s)



Available to international students enrolling for the first time on campus in September 2015 are are domiciled in one of the following countries:Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda
Europe: Norway and Turkey
East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam
Middle East Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka
South East Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

Application Procedure

For information on how to apply, please refer to the Staffordshire University website.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree or above, or relevant professional experience.

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