Taught course

Sociology

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant social science or humanities subject.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme will provide you with an advanced introduction to sociology and you will develop a critical understanding of the discipline.

Why Glasgow

  • This programme will develop your knowledge of the different theoretical and analytical approaches in sociology, together with knowledge of empirical studies in social research, while enabling you to focus in depth upon particular areas of sociology.
  • You will also be given some research methods training.

Programme Structure

You will take two core and four optional courses. You will also produce a sustained account of research in a chosen area, and conduct empirical research in that area, through a dissertation project.

Core courses

  • Current issues in social theory
  • Research design.

Optional courses

  • A public social science
  • Class and stratification
  • Gender relations
  • Improving health and social outcomes
  • Introduction to social theory for researchers
  • Racism and modernity
  • Sexualities and society
  • The disabling society.

You will need to take at least three courses from this list. One additional course may be chosen from other subjects within the School of Social & Political Sciences.

Career prospects

By the end of the programme, you will have a variety of skills useful in the contemporary labour market. These include critical thinking, appreciation of the impact of institutions, including how people mediate them, and the ability to conduct research and utilise data.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,650
International students
Full time: EU £7,650 Non EU £16,650

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Socpol PGT Admin
Email
socpol-pgt@glasgow.ac.uk