Taught course

Sociology

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a sociology/policy discipline such as criminology, organisational studies, cultural studies, media studies, film studies or human geography.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Sociology MA equips you with an awareness and understanding of the theoretical traditions and concepts that shape Sociology as a discipline. A dissertation and a variety of taught options provide you with an in-depth opportunity to engage with key sociological issues and approaches.
Sociology at Newcastle has a solid track record of excellence in research-grounded postgraduate studies.
This course gives you an understanding of the philosophical principles that underpin social inquiry and also equips you with the ability to integrate material across a range of disciplines.
You will also gain:
  • knowledge in key areas of sociology including identity, citizenship, social transformation, social inequalities, sexuality, health and others
  • an understanding of the variety of philosophical principles and epistemological frameworks that underpin approaches to social inquiry
  • an understanding of the way social divisions are generated as structures of power and patterns of inequality, and how these are reproduced and transformed over time

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Karyn McCloud, Clerical Officer (Postgraduate Taught), School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Email
gps@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7200