Entry requirements

2:1 in a social science subject

Months of entry


Course content

Studies of risk and economic life are central to the sociological endeavour. They are, furthermore, pivotal in making sociology relevant for the modern world. Understanding the challenges and possibilities confronted by contemporary societies—from technological disasters and natural catastrophes to novel forms of economic organization and public participation—requires grasping the role and dynamics of economies and regulatory institutions in today’s world. The MSc Economy, Risk and Society offers students a flexible yet comprehensive introduction to the sociologies of risk and economic life, thereby providing a strong theoretical and methodological foundation for engaging in current discussions on the future of our societies.

Students in the programme will develop theoretical skills and practical training in:

  • constructing sociologically-informed questions of socio-economic issues;
  • summarising and explaining the findings of empirical research, including a critical assessment of the methodological frameworks used
  • selecting, evaluating and using the appropriate research tools;
  • discussing topics on risk and economic life with appreciation of theory, evidence and relevance to current debates
  • communicating in a variety of appropriate sociological formats

Information for international students


Fees and funding

Graduate Support Scheme

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
0207 955 6613