A good honours degree in sociology, politics, history or a related social science discipline, or substantial experience in social or political research, journalism or another relevant profession.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Months of entry
The Political Sociology MA combines the perspectives of sociology and political science to address key issues of social and political change in modern societies.
It examines the interaction between, and interdependence among, social and political institutions, processes and action, especially collective action. The MA is distinctive in its focus on social and political movements, protest, and the less conventional and less institutionalised forms of political action and participation. It also gives particular opportunities to study environmental politics and globalisation, and to choose from the wide range of optional modules in sociology, social policy and politics and international relations.
Information for international students
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.
Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please see our funding pages for the most current information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
- +44 (0)1227 823684