Taught course

Sociology and Social Research

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 and Social Research MA provides specialist research training. The course provides high-quality research training to enhance key skills and employability. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognise it as offering the requisite skills training for preparation for a PhD.
Sociology at Newcastle has a solid track record of excellence in research-grounded postgraduate studies.
Throughout the course you will gain:
  • an appreciation of the theoretical traditions that influence and shape sociology as a discipline
  • an awareness of the philosophical principles and epistemological frameworks that underpin all social enquiry
  • an understanding of social divisions as structures of power and inequality
  • an understanding of the profound transformations in contemporary society and the implications of this for understanding collective and individual agency
  • a strong practical grounding in a range of research methods and awareness of the epistemological consequences of methodological issues and choices

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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