First degree at 2:1 level (or overseas equivalent) in Sociology or a Social Science subject for direct Masters entry. 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in a Social Science subject for Postgraduate Diploma route entry.
MA in Sociology; Postgraduate Diploma in Sociology
Months of entry
Course contentThis programme aims to provide students with a general interest in sociology the opportunity to extend and deepen their knowledge of the discipline.
You take four core compulsory course units: Social Theory and Cultural Identity; Culture, Modernity and Media; Research Design I and II, together with four options chosen from a wide range of specialist units. Examples of optional course units include: Politics and Culture; Protest and Progress: Understanding Movements for Social and Political Change; Cultures of Digital Play; New Developments in Theories of Gender and Sexuality; Qualitative Research Methods; Introduction to Quantitative Methods; Methodological Issues in Social Research. Students may also negotiate an Independent Studies course unit, linked to their particular research interests, subject to a suitable academic supervisor being available. Students registered for the MA (or who upgrade from the PG Diploma) complete a 12,000 word dissertation, on a research topic of their choice, in addition to the eight taught course units.
Information for international students
Students whose first language is not English require a minimum IELTS 7 with a score of 7 in writing.TOEFL 623 (263 CBT) with a minimum Test of Written English 5.0. Internet based TOEFL score of 100 with 25 in each element.
Fees and fundinghttp://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||67|
|Dissertation||33 (12000 words)|
Course contact details
- School of Social Sciences
- +44 (0)161 275 1296