Taught course


University of East London · School of Law and Social Sciences - LSS

Entry requirements

You would normally be required to have a first or second class honours degree (2:1 or 2:2) in any related area from a UK university or its overseas equivalent. Equivalent professional or research experience would also be considered based on a statement and supporting material, such as an essay. Candidates seeking entry on the basis of professional or research experience will also be interviewed.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Sociology at UEL responds to a growing need for highly trained social researchers to make sense of our rapidly changing social world. Students are introduced to a variety of cutting edge research methods and topics of study, including urban change, class, gender, race, terrorism, nationalism and social policy. Students also receive advanced training in key sociological theories aimed at enhancing understanding changes and crises associated with the modern era. In addition, the programme uniquely encourages students to consider contemporary debates through an attention to the local area and includes opportunities to carry out research in collaboration with organisations and research partners. As part of a flexible platform, students have the option to study full-time or part-time. Full-time students usually complete in one year, while part-time students carry out two years of study.

  • To facilitate the advanced study of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of key areas of management.
  • To develop a career in business and management through the development of relevant skills at the appropriate level or to facilitate further research or study in the area.
  • To facilitate the application of knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues through critical and analytical approaches to management theory, practice and research.
  • To enhance the ability to evaluate management techniques, tools and models in a variety of contexts.
  • To recognise the relationship between ideas and practices.
  • To develop personal and interpersonal skills that is relevant to management and communicates the arising issues in written and oral form.
  • To equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve the appropriate level of post graduate award and continue their lifelong learning development.

Information for international students

n the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
0208 223 3333
0208 223 2978