Taught course

Inequalities and Social Science

University of Leeds · School of Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Business Studies or related discipline.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Sociology and Social Policy admissions team.

Months of entry


Course content

There has recently been renewed policy and popular attention on social inequalities during what is widely recognised as a period of intense social and political transformation globally.

The social sciences have an important role to play in mapping and understanding how inequalities arise and in tackling their causes and consequences. This programme unites academic expertise in the School of Sociology and Social Policy - linking also to the university-wide Inequalities Research Network – and harnesses leading analytical approaches combining qualitative, quantitative and data analytics (in close collaboration with the School of Geography).

This broad ranging programme draws on key strengths in intersectional analysis of racial, gendered and disability inequalities, linking to other urgent topics with regards to, for example, urbanisation and globalisation. It provides a stimulating intellectual environment and cutting edge methodological approaches to comparing and contrasting the formation and consequences of inequalities across a range of national and international contexts.

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Fees and funding

The School of Sociology and Social Policy offers an exclusive partial fee scholarship available to students studying on the MSc Inequalities and Social Science programme. Find out more.

Additionally, there are various other School and University scholarships which you might be eligible for. Find out more about scholarships at Leeds.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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