Taught course

Sociology

Institution
The University of Manchester · Sociology
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

This programme aims to provide students with a general interest in sociology the opportunity to extend and deepen their knowledge of the discipline.

Module details:
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 funding

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
School of Social Sciences
Email
pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 1296