Taught course

Sociology, Planning and Policy

Sheffield Hallam University · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree or equivalent in a suitable subject. If you have suitable qualifications or experience you may be exempt from some modules. International students must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 as well as 6.5 in writing skills.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Study on a course designed for social sciences graduates who plan to work in or complete research in social policy and sociology. The fundamental research methodologies you learn give you the skills you need to develop or start your career as a researcher in this area. Our staff offer a wide range of research specialisms for you to benefit from.

Key points
• Develop specialist skills as a researcher in sociology, planning and policy.
• Benefit from a wide range of academic specialisms.
• Learn a number of important of research methodologies including biographical research, case study and ethnography.
• Take individual modules as short courses or combine them towards a PgDip/PgCert.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
various months
full time
various months

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
0114 225 5555
0114 225 2430