Taught course


University of Sheffield · Department of Sociological Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant social science subject (e.g. sociology, social policy, politics, anthropology, international relations or development studies).

Months of entry


Course content

Extend, develop, and deepen your knowledge of key areas of sociological scholarship and enhance your social research methods skills. Immerse yourself in established and emergent ideas in the discipline and engage in debates about the most pressing sociological challenges in the social world.

Course description

Our Sociology MA offers the opportunity to delve into established and emergent ideas in sociology and into debates about the most pressing sociological challenges in today’s social world.

The course is driven by the research of academics on the masters team, with a mix of core and optional modules designed exclusively for masters students. In your core modules, you'll pursue debates in current sociology, engage with advanced social and sociological theory, and explore advanced qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.

You'll also explore areas of sociological research that interest you through a range of optional modules. These are likely to include: the sociologies of digital worlds; intimacies and everyday life; genders and sexualities; and advanced qualitative or quantitative methods.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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