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Department of Sociological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

You aim to understand the human world, where you fit into it and how you can help other people. As one of the UK’s top ten research departments in our field, we can help you to achieve your goals.
Sociology MA Digital Media and Society student

Course description

This course offers you opportunities to immerse yourself in established and emergent ideas in the discipline as well as engaging in debates around the most pressing sociological challenges in the social world.

The course is driven by the leading research of the academics on the masters teaching team, with a mix of core and optional modules designed exclusively for masters students.

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Core modules

In your core modules, you'll cover topics including advanced sociological thinking, engaging current sociology, and advanced qualitative and quantitative methods:

  • Concepts and Ideas in Sociological Theory
  • Current Sociology and New Sociological Imaginations

Optional modules

You can also explore areas of sociological research that interest you through a range of optional modules. These include:

  • Innovations in Qualitative Research
  • Multivariate Methods in Social Research
  • Sociologies of the Everyday
  • Social Media, Data and Society
  • International Social Change and Social Problems
  • Principles of Research Design
  • Current Challenges: Sociology of Brexit 
  • International Childhoods: Rights, Policies and Practices


Teaching is conducted through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and small-group work. Emphasis is placed on the individual aspects of learning.


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant social science discipline, such as sociology, social policy, politics, anthropology, international relations, or development studies.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.