Taught course


Lancaster University · Sociology

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant social science.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Sociology addresses recent key concerns and enduring intellectual traditions within sociology and related social sciences. The degree addresses issues such as inequality, racism, violence, capitalism and social change among many important themes with particular contemporary relevance. Critical debate and modes of embedding critical thought in reflective practice mark core skills you will develop in this course. The core modules ground you in theory, methods and analytical tools, and options allow you to apply them to particular issues. For the dissertation you will conduct independent study with a supervisor, choosing from a range of topics similar in scope to the options offered.


Compulsory modules:

· Contemporary Debates in Sociology

· Research Projects in Practice

· Independent Research Dissertation

Optional modules:

Choose four; options may vary from year to year

· Capitalism and Crisis

· Consumer Society

· Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies

· Debates in Gender Research

· Feminist Media and Cultural Theory

· Gender, Sex and Bodies

· Mobilities, Society and Change

· Social and Cultural Theory

· Theories and Debates in Environment and Culture

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7540 per year
International students
£16,120 per year


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593148