Department of Sociological Studies,
Faculty of Social Sciences
This course offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in established and emergent ideas and debates around the most pressing sociological challenges in the social world.
The course is driven by the research of academics on the masters team, with a mix of core and optional modules designed exclusively for masters students. In your core modules, you will cover topics including advanced sociological thinking, engaging current sociology, and advanced qualitative and quantitative methods.
You can also explore areas of sociological research that interest you through a range of optional modules. These are likely to include the sociologies of digital worlds; intimacies and everyday life; social division and interaction; and advanced qualitative or quantitative methods.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
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
"My Masters year was my favourite year of study and the most rewarding. "
Graduate, MA Sociology
2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant social science discipline, such as sociology, social policy, politics, anthropology, international relations, or development studies.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 6402
Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.