Taught course

Sociology (The Sociology of Media and Culture)

University of Cambridge · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High 2:1 Honours Degree.

We require a previous academic background in sociology or related subject areas such as media and/or communication with a sociology component. This course is not suitable for people new to the discipline of sociology.

Months of entry


Course content

Upon completion of the programme students should have:

  • an advanced understanding of current research on selected topics in the sociology of media and culture;
  • an understanding of the basic principles of social research, the skills necessary to conduct independent research and practical experience in the use of research methods;
  • an ability to apply modern social theory with respect to empirical topics;
  • a deeper understanding of their chosen specialist area, including command of the literature and current research; and
  • the ability to situate their own research within current developments in the field.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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