Taught course

Sociology and Global Change

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

You will usually have an upper second class UK honours degree or international equivalent, preferably in a social science or humanities field of study. Candidates with a lower second class degree should apply and will be considered on their merits as will people with non-traditional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

This course explores how processes of globalisation and internationalisation affect people's lives across the world. You will examine the processes in the global South as well as the global North and will develop your knowledge of perspectives on social movements, gender, ethnic and class divisions and analysis. This will be supported by a thorough grounding in sociological research methods and ways of interpreting data and change.

Throughout the course you will explore sociological debates and the impacts of large scale processes in the economy, society and politics as well as social divisions, inequality, intersectionality and globalisation. There will also be an opportunity to explore how identities and divisions are created through media culture and consumption and how these processes combine and intersect in practice. The course culminates in a dissertation which will take the form of self-directed research (although undertaken with supervision) related to your own area of interest in international issues.

Special features:

  • A strong focus on globalisation, social change and impacts on local lives, backed up by discussion of methodological issues, which is likely to enhance employment prospects.
  • Suitable for students from a range of academic backgrounds, including international and EU students.
  • Dedicated provision of teaching for MA students. All units are taught during early evening sessions.

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Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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