Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

Please make sure you check the full course details online before you apply.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Why are ‘private troubles’ also ‘public issues’? This course enables you to explore and answer questions just like this. The course will appeal if you are interested in how social life shapes individuals’ experiences of the world around us.

From across sociology and allied social sciences, you will gain a thorough understanding of theories and methodologies. Then you will have the opportunity to tailor your programme to your own specific interests through our wide range of options.

Your period of study will involve you examining individuals’ experiences, and encounters with structures and institutions; reading new empirical research; exploring social theories; and assessing innovative methodologies.

Skills from this degree:

  • Ability to analyse and evaluate complex intellectual ideas
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate competing approaches to understanding the contemporary world
  • Ability to build sophisticated and persuasive arguments from an array of sources
  • Ability to gather and analyse data using a range of techniques
  • Ability to carry out independent research
  • Ability to write about complex ideas in a clear way

Information for international students

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band B
  • IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Fees and funding

For information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Phone
+44 (0)24 7652 4585