Taught course

Sociology

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Months of entry

September

Course content

The aim of the Sociology programme is to provide advanced training in sociological analysis and practice. It does this by introducing students to cutting-edge social theories and research methods. Theoretical approaches critically examined include those of Pierre Bourdieu, Margaret Archer, critical realism, governmentality and risk society. Students specialise in either qualitative or quantitative advanced research methods, which may include training in the use of SPSS and Internet-based research.

There is an emphasis on how theories and methods can be applied to develop our understanding of contemporary issues such as globalisation, risk, religion, class, gender and conflict. There are also opportunities to take options that focus on Irish society. The programme is led by researchers experienced at working in one of the most interesting research environments in Europe.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Fees and funding

Students should consult the Postgraduate Office
for the availability of University awards.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School Postgraduate Office
Email
pgsoc@qub.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 9097 1475/1477