Taught course

Sociology

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest issues and debates in sociology. Hone your research skills, and develop expertise that will prepare you for a career in social policy, social work, local government, public service and more.

  • Develop research skills for careers in social policy, social work, local government and public service
  • Explore specialist areas such as modern crime control, nationalism or nature and society on our optional modules
  • Get support from research-active staff with interests that reflect the latest developments in sociology
  • Attend and contribute to research events such as seminars, symposia and conferences

Our Master's course will help deepen your knowledge of the theoretical and substantive aspects of contemporary sociology. You’ll develop expertise in the principles and application of social research methodology, and examine key debates and issues like progress and reason, genetic structuralism and the role of modernity.

Our optional modules will also let you explore more specialist areas such as modern crime control, nationalism or nature and society.

All your studies will be supported by our research-active staff, whose interests reflect the latest developments in sociology. Our staff and their areas of expertise are:

  • Course Leader: Dr Mirna Guha: gendered inequalities; intersectional feminism; 'race', identity, and social relations; gender-based violence; sex work; social justice
  • Dr Liz Bradbury : social theory; gender studies; psychoanalysis; the Frankfurt School
  • Dr David Skinner: race and racism, the social and political aspects of scientific and technological innovation; the relationship between the natural and social sciences; forensics, databases and surveillance; the changing management of public services
  • Dr James Rosbrook-Thompson: 'race' and ethnicity; urban sociology; delinquency and disorder; the sociology of sport; and cosmopolitanism and notions of belonging.

To support your learning, we run a research seminar series and frequent symposia and conferences. All our students are welcome to attend and contribute.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,900
International students
£13,500

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course enquiries
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1245 493131