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Sociology and Social Justice

Staffordshire University · Law, Policing and Forensics

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Entry requirements

You’ll normally be expected to hold a relevant honours degree with at least a 2:1 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

Do you want to make a positive impact on society? On this course you’ll understand a range of contemporary social problems and inequalities. This qualification can be a route to career progression or further academic research.

You’ll examine how socio-cultural, political and historical conditions, relations with others and material circumstances shape our careers, family life, gender and/or sexuality and later life choices.You may already be working within the community, voluntary or public sectors: tackling poverty, health education or social research.

The Sociology and Social Justice MA will give you the insight and skills to tackle injustices and make an impact in society. We have connections with a range of local organisations, providing dissertation opportunities. You’ll be encouraged to focus on your specific area of interest or work. Our robust training in research methods will support those wanting to pursue further doctoral research.

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 three years. You’ll take one module per semester and a final year dissertation.

Blended learning

We offer face-to-face teaching with virtual learning, allowing you to fit your studies around work and personal commitments.

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