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Postgraduate taught courses in the Department of Sociological Studies

Study in the department of Sociological Studies and you will join a social science department with a proud and distinguished history. We offer students a distinctly interdisciplinary experience, bringing together sociologists, social policy analysts, social workers and experts in digital society under one roof. The Department has an established international reputation for world-leading interdisciplinary research in relation to: Science, Technology and Society, Inter-Generational Dynamics and Global and International Dimensions of Social Change.

Our research has a direct impact on people, organisations and policy making. As a postgraduate student, you will be a key part of the academic culture of the Department. Our Departmental community incorporates people from both local and global contexts, leading to a uniquely cosmopolitan postgraduate experience.

We offer postgraduate taught courses that focus on either training for work or continuing on to academic research. All of our taught courses are informed by our vibrant research culture so what you learn is based on the very latest developments in the field. In addition, our academic and research staff often engage in external consultancies, bringing the latest knowledge in practice into their teaching.

Our campus and how we use it
We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.

Our courses

Sociology MA- New for 2019

This course is designed to extend and develop students' knowledge of core areas of sociological scholarship and research methods. It offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in established and emergent ideas in the discipline as well as engaging in debates around the most pressing sociological challenges in the social world.

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Digital Media and Society MA

The Digital Media and Society MA at the University of Sheffield is unique in offering students an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the interweaving of digital media and society from a sociological perspective. The programme offers you the opportunity to think about digital media developments in relation to a range of social issues, such as gender, race, intimacy, surveillance, science, cultural theory, and visual, qualitative and quantitative methods.

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International Social Change and Policy MSc

The International Social Change and Policy MSc is an innovative and exciting programme that will develop your awareness of the most pressing challenges posed by social change, enable you to critically examine dominant policy responses to key aspects of social change at national, cross-national comparative and global levels, and make you aware of agendas on policy alternatives and futures.

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Social Work MA

This course is specifically directed at those wishing to begin a career in social work. Upon completion of the course graduates are eligible for registration as a qualified UK social worker. Professionally accredited this course provides vocational work placements alongside an in depth study programme on the supporting theory and techniques used within social work.

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Advanced Professional Practice MA

This course is for professionals, such as qualified child care social workers or those in similar job roles. It is designed to enhance the skills of professionals in dealing with families and children, focusing on the ability to critically assess and understand. The three year course provides a professional qualification at the end of each year.

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Advanced Professional Practice (CPD)

This course offers the same content as the MA over a more flexible course structure. It allows for professional and qualified practitioners to continue their development over a longer period of time, steadily working towards a qualification over a time period that suits them best. The course allows the choice of up to three modules a year, with each one building towards a qualification.

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