Taught course

Sociology and Social Justice

Staffordshire University · Justice, Security and Sustainability

Entry requirements

You’ll normally be expected to hold a relevant honours degree with at least a 2:2 from a recognised university or body.

If you have an undergraduate degree in Sociology, Criminology or a related discipline you will be eligible to apply for this course.

If students do not have the required qualification but have professional experience, we would encourage you to apply as we consider all applications on their individual merit. Similarly, if you are unsure whether your degree would be appropriate, please contact our enquiries team who will be able to assist you.

Months of entry


Course content

On this course, you will take your sociological understanding of social inequalities and injustices to the next level and debate the most important sociological problems in the world today. You will also further enhance your professional development and employability skills, which can be a route to career progression.

The MA in Sociology and Social Justice focusses on enabling learners to attain an advanced insight into contemporary social issues and inequalities. You will situate these problems within a broader historical, social, cultural, economic, and political context to learn how our lives are shaped by broader sociological forces. Whilst the course focusses on understanding the social world, it is also concerned with how to change it for the better.

Therefore, this course will give you insights and skills to tackle inequalities and injustices and to make a positive impact upon society. Through a range of innovative and often research-led teaching approaches, you will learn about a range of issues including classical sociological debates, advanced and critical sociological theories, current sociological ‘live debates’ as well as training in research methods to equip you with the skills required to undertake an independent research project at master’s level.

Employability is also embedded in the course to further enhance your skills and professional development, which is important for career progression.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Sociology and Social Justice

Part-time study

This course can be taken part-time over two years.

Employability is embedded throughout the course and you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation project within your place of work or volunteer within an organisation, business or government department relating to the issues covered on the MA course.

Information for international students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    13 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0)1782 294000