Study Sociology in United Kingdom

Study Sociology in United Kingdom

Studying Sociology

Sociology deals with studying human society by analysing and investigating it using several methods of empirical research. Sociology is a branch of social science covering topics such as deviance, social stratification, social class, culture, social mobility, law and religion. Sociology is related to disciplines such as anthropology, social psychology, or philosophy.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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107 Sociology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Migration and Diaspora Studies

The MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies from SOAS University of London is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive specialized research training in Migration and Diaspora Studies, including a relevant language, which will prepare them to proceed to advanced postgraduate research in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS or elsewhere.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.Sc. Digital Society

The Digital Society degree from The University of Edinburgh directly responds to a growing need for our graduates to be able to critically and creatively study and analyze a world undergoing rapid digital transformation. Digital sociology provides a vital foundation for understanding how digital technologies and data are shaping our social institutions, social relations, and everyday life.

School of Social and Political Science
M.A. Sociology

Join one of the top sociology departments in the UK and further your understanding of the tensions, interactions and networks that dictate how societies are organised. You contribute to the thinking that guides organisations such as the Home Office, Amnesty International and the United Nations. This MA Sociology course is delivered at University of Essex.

Department of Sociology
M.Sc. Survey Methods for Social Research

The MSc Survey Methods for Social Research course from University of Essex will provide answers to these questions and more, preparing you for a professional career in social, academic or market research. Central to our course is an emphasis on practical learning and experience, so you undertake a short work placement in one of a number of professional research organisations.

Department of Sociology
M.A. Political Sociology (Russia and Eastern Europe)

This MA provides students with the opportunity to study key concepts and approaches in political sociology and theoretical debates about the relationship between state and society, and identity and power. Graduates acquire a mix of in-depth area knowledge of Russia and Eastern Europe, research skills and theoretical understanding. A Graduate Open Evening will be held for all prospective postgraduate students thinking about taking either taught or research based programmes at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies on 23rd November 2016 from 5.30pm. For more information and to register please visit the following link http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-ssees-graduate-open-evening-tickets-13695986063

University College London -School of Slavonic and East European Studies
MRes Social Sciences Programme

Our MRes programme enables you to develop research skills shared across the social sciences while specialising in your own area through one of our focused courses. As a student on the programme, you study approaches and methods available to social science researchers, and explore their implications, limits and uses.

M.A. Social Research

The MA in Social Research is a Masters programme that combines rigorous methodological training with subject-specific modules in different areas of social inquiry. This unique and flexible degree is based in Lancaster’s world class Sociology Department.

Department of Sociology
M.A. Culture, Society and Globalization

The MA in Culture, Society and Globalisation explores some of the most current topics in society today. If you’re interested in finding out how lives, identities and cultures across the world are increasingly connected and the issues affecting them, along with how social media has impacted on our global society, then this is the degree for you.

M.A. Sociology

Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest issues and debates in sociology. Hone your research skills, and develop expertise that will prepare you for a career in social policy, social work, local government, public service and more.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology

Our Sociology master's degrees offer students training in the most significant recent developments in sociology. All three streams enable students to specialise in particular areas, developing their critical and analytical abilities, their methodological skills and their expertise in substantive sociological topics.

Department of Sociology
M.A. Society, Culture and Media

This interdisciplinary Society, Culture and Media programme at the University of Leeds will allow you to benefit from the expertise of both the School of Sociology and Social Policy and the School of Media and Communication, enabling you to gain an in-depth understanding of key issues, debates and theoretical perspectives, and to critically analyse the relationship between culture, media and society.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.A. Sociology of Education

The Sociology of Education MA will guide students through the latest theories, concepts and research in the sociology of education, exploring the wider political, social and cultural contexts of policy and practice in education.

Institute of Education
M.A. Sociology

This course offers a contemporary overview of sociology, taught by leading specialists in their field. The Department of Sociology is particularly strong in the range and density of options it can offer students doing this course.

School of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Sociology (by research)

In addition to the Department’s taught course route, it is also possible for students to undertake their MA in Sociology by Research Dissertation. Students taking this route would be expected to undertake a rigorous piece of independent research working closely with their supervisor.

M.A. Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights

The Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights MA will introduce students to a range of contemporary social theories about childhood and children's rights, critically explore social constructions of childhood, and consider the implications these have for professional practice and research with children and young people.

Institute of Education
M.A. Research Methods (Sociology)

The MA in Research Methods, University of Nottingham will equip you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to carry out in-depth research in Sociology using a variety of methodological approaches and research techniques.

Sociology and Social Policy
M.A. Gender, Sexuality and Culture

The Master of Arts in Gender, Sexuality and Culture offered by The University of Manchester is a highly interdisciplinary programme that will: Introduce new approaches to gender studies and sexuality studies as a theoretical, social, cultural, political and historical field of investigation; challenge current understandings of gender and sexuality by interrogating cultural identities, such as queer, homosexual, gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered; examine cultural production and cultural theory in relating to other power systems, such as race, ethnicity and class; and offer training in research methods.

School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
M.A. Social Research Methods (Sociology)

Sociology as a discipline encompasses the examination and analysis of all aspects of social life and social relations. This programme is designed to provide you with a grounding in social research to enable you to develop sociological investigations of the social world.

School of Applied Social Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research PG Dip/MSc

The Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research from University of Southampton, which is recognised by the ESRC as a Research Training course, is designed to equip postgraduate students with advanced knowledge of both issues and applied methods in sociological analysis. The programme supports students in developing independent social research skills, and applying them in such contemporary subject areas as work, crime, migration, health, the media and the body.

Social Sciences
M.A. Social Research

This ESRC recognised MA addresses topics and skills of methodological concern across the social sciences. Uniquely, it allows students a certain amount of flexibility in the substantive modules they choose.

M.Sc. Migration Studies

This interdisciplinary nine-month masters introduces students to key concepts, research and analysis in the economics, politics, sociology and anthropology of migration. It enables students to understand the nature of both internal and international migration and its role as an intrinsic part of broader processes of development, social change and globalisation, in order to gain a more theoretical and comprehensive understanding of human mobility.

Social Sciences
M.Sc. Culture and Society

The MSc Culture and Society gives its students the opportunity to develop expertise in the social study of cultural processes. Its ethos emphasises tight integration of leading edge cultural theory, innovative methodologies and attention to the most significant cultural trends and practices, globally and locally.

Department of Sociology
M.Sc. Sociology of Sport and Exercise

Our MSc in the Sociology of Sport and Exercise is delivered by research-informed teaching staff in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, whose commitment to research-informed teaching makes the course academically rigorous while creating a relaxed learning environment that the students find enjoyable.

Chester Centre for Research into Sport and Society
M.A. Political Sociology

The Political Sociology MA combines the perspectives of sociology and political science to address key issues of social and political change in modern societies. This Political Sociology programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
M.Sc. Sociology

Students are given high quality research training in sociology, which includes knowledge of relevant theoretical approaches, an understanding of their application to substantive problems and skills in the use of major research techniques.

M.A. Philanthropic Studies (PCert, PDip, MA)

This programme is the UK’s first Master's in Philanthropic Studies. It is an innovative online course that builds on our expertise and teaching in civil society, fundraising, philanthropy, the third sector and volunteering. This Philanthropic Studies (PCert, PDip, MA) programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
M.Sc. Health & Society

The master's in Health & Society uses participatory teaching and learning methods to encourage involvement and use of experience and understanding. Praised by external examiners for the depth of reflection it encourages. Draws on the expertise of leading researchers and teachers in a range of health-related fields, including sociology and ethics.

Taught programmes
M.Sc. Sociology and Social Policy

The programme of Sociology and Social Policy at University of Southampton explores contemporary issues in sociology and social policy, such as social inequality and diversity, migration and terrorism, and can be used as a stepping stone for those who wish to pursue careers in the public, private or voluntary sector.

Social Sciences
Preparation Course Access to HE Humanities and Social Science Programme

<p>The Access to Humanities and Social Sciences course comprises of subject units covering, Law, Psychology, Sociology, Literature, Ethics, Study Skills, An extended project, Politics, The Media, Anthropology, Social Inclusion and Literature Analysis. This Access to HE Humanities and Social Science Programme is offered by Lewisham and Southwark College.</p>

M.Sc. Latin American Development

Our MSc Latin American Development integrates a thorough grounding in development theory with the in-depth study of Latin America. By exploring the contemporary and historical experiences of this region you will develop an understanding of the deep roots of social change and the background to current development challenges and policy debates.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. Sociology

Sociology at Manchester is one of the UK's largest and most prestigious centres for the subject, with over 30 academic staff and 60 postgraduate students forming a diverse and rigorous academic community.

School of Social Sciences
M.A. Women's Studies and Sociology

The MA in Women's Studies and Sociology combines work in Women's Studies and Sociology. Students who are particularly interested in social research and/or feminist sociological theory will find this an attractive course.

Centre for Gender and Women's Studies
M.Sc. Environmental Science, Technology & Society

This Master in Environmental Science, Technology & Society from University of Glasgow examines the social, political and cultural implications of environmental science and technology. You will learn to assess scientific and technological innovations as potential solutions to environmental issues. The unique interdisciplinary approach gives you a social science perspective on contemporary environmental issues.

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.Sc. Sociology

Students are also able to specialise in a particular substantive area of sociology and this enables them, for example, to obtain an in-depth knowledge of the field within which their proposed doctorate lies.

Social Sciences
M.A. Sociology

The MA in Sociology invites you to think systematically about the social world and how it is changing. The Sociology programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
M.A. International Social Transformation

MA International Social Transformation will provide you with an advanced grounding in the sociological analysis of globalisation and international social change, with modules in Contemporary Social Thought, Globalisation and International Social Change, and an extended Dissertation that will allow you the opportunity to evaluate critically and creatively the challenges that face global societies in the new century.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.Phil. Sociology and Demography

The MPhil introduces students to contemporary theories and research methods on the intersection of sociology and demography. This 21-month programme takes a life-course and multilevel approach, aiming to integrate micro and macro issues in analysing social problems and the causes and consequences of population change.

M.A. Sociology and Social Research

This MA programme equips students with the tools and knowledge to understand how and why social, political and cultural changes manifest themselves, both in the UK and internationally.

Languages & Social Sciences
M.A. Two Year Master's in Sociology

Aimed at international students, this programme provides an introduction to high-level academic study leading to a recognised postgraduate qualification. This Two Year Master's in Sociology programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
M.Sc. Sociology

The Sociology programme at University of Glasgow will provide you with an advanced introduction to sociology and you will develop a critical understanding of the discipline.

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.A. Sociology and Global Change

This course explores how processes of globalisation and internationalisation affect people's lives across the world. You will examine the processes in the global South as well as the global North and will develop your knowledge of perspectives on social movements, gender, ethnic and class divisions and analysis.

M.A. Philosophy and Sociology of Science

The programme, unique in the UK for its combination of philosophical and sociological perspectives on science and technology, examines the concept of science, the knowledge it provides and the way in which the production of knowledge is organised in society. In doing so, it will prepare you for further research or employment in the management and evaluation of science and its impact on society – an increasingly important aspect of science policy.

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
M.Phil. History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine

The MPhil in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine is a full-time 9-month course that provides students with the opportunity to carry out focused research under close supervision by senior members of the University. Students will acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests, as well as a critical and well informed understanding of the roles of the sciences in society.

M.Sc. Gerontology

Gerontology is the study of ageing at the individual and societal levels. It examines the changes humans undergo as they age, as well as the impact of growing proportions of older people on social institutions, labour markets, welfare systems and families.

Social Sciences
M.A. Sociological Research

Our MA Sociological Research provides a strong foundation in empirical research, encompassing both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. We offer you advanced study of research design, specific research techniques, and their evaluation.

Department of Sociology
MRes Equality & Human Rights

This Equality & Human Rights programme at University of Glasgow examines equality and human rights in a social context, empirically and theoretically, while also providing advanced training in sociology and social science research methodology to fulfill Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) postgraduate research training requirements.

School of Social and Political Sciences
MRes Sociology & Research Methods

This Masters in Sociology & Research Methods at University of Glasgow provides extensive training in social research methods and is recognised as postgraduate research training by the Economic & Social Research Council.

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.Sc. Social Science Research Methods (Sociology)

Social Science Research Methods (Sociology) reflects the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) expertise in Research Methods training and provides comprehensive training in the whole process of research conceptualisation, design and operationalisation.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
M.Sc. Gerontology (Research)

This ESRC-recognised Gerontology (Research) programme from University of Southampton distinguishes itself from the MSc Gerontology by offering greater research methods specialist training, and provides an excellent foundation for future research. It will provide you with specialist knowledge in social, demographic and economic issues of ageing; theoretical and critical perspectives in gerontology; and national and international policy and practice in adult and elder care services.

Social Sciences
M.A. Social and Political Thought

<p>Our MA brings together social theory, political theory and philosophy. You learn about the history of social and political thought, and study political and social movements. Our course covers both historical traditions and contemporary developments.</p><br>

M.A. Visual Sociology

This programme is designed for students who are interested in new ways of exploring and understanding the social world through the use of visual, sensory and other experimental approaches.

Department of Sociology
M.A. Sociology and Social Research

The Sociology and Social Research MA provides specialist research training. The course provides high-quality research training to enhance key skills and employability. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognise it as offering the requisite skills training for preparation for a PhD.<br>

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
M.A. Criminology and Sociology

Criminology and Sociology, Bangor University combines the schools’ expertise in criminology and sociology and explores the sociological context of issues in criminology.

School of Social Sciences
M.A. Race, Media and Social Justice

How we live with difference is the key issue of our time. Issues relating to race and ethnicity, whether immigration, Islamophobia, #blacklivesmatter, or media diversity, are at the forefront of public debate. The MA in Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity and racism.

Department of Media & Communications
M.Sc. Sociology

This Sociology programme from University of Bristol offers you the opportunity to extend your core sociological knowledge and understanding. It also serves to consolidate familiarity with the discipline for those coming from related subject degree backgrounds, but without specialised knowledge of sociology.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
M.Sc. Social and Cultural Theory

This Social and Cultural Theory programme from University of Bristol aims to provide an introduction to a range of debates entailed within the so-called cultural turn in sociological studies. Increasingly, sociologists are turning to the concept of culture as a source of explanation - and questioning - in their studies of contemporary social formations.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
M.A. Race, Media and Social Justice

How we live with difference is the key issue of our time. Issues relating to race and ethnicity, whether immigration, Islamophobia, #blacklivesmatter, or media diversity, are at the forefront of public debate. The MA in Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity and racism.

Department of Sociology
M.A. Advanced Child Protection

The Advanced Child Protection MA is a distance learning programme which runs on a part-time basis for two or more years. The programme is for experienced professionals and is fully accredited by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Postgrad.Dip. Sociology

The Sociology programme from the London School of Economics and Political Science is suitable for graduates of any discipline who, for professional or personal reasons, wish to secure a stand-alone qualification in sociology.

M.A. Sociology

Our MA in Sociology gives you a thorough grounding in the theories and methodologies of Sociology and allied Social Sciences, while allowing you room to explore specialist aspects of the discipline.

M.A. Digital Media and Society

This programme offers a comprehensive understanding of current developments in digital media and their wider social significance. Smartphones; social networking, blogging and tweeting; online shopping; communication by email; and the delivery of news, film, music and e-books over the Internet: these are just some of the most striking ways in which the digital is penetrating and transforming contemporary society.

Social Sciences
M.A. Sociology

The MA in Sociology from Newcastle University quips you with an awareness and understanding of the theoretical traditions and concepts that shape Sociology as a discipline. A dissertation and a variety of taught options provide you with an in-depth opportunity to engage with key sociological issues and approaches.

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Postgrad.Dip. Applied Behaviour Analysis

This programme seeks to develop a critical understanding of concepts and principles of applied behaviour analysis. This Applied Behaviour Analysis programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
M.Sc. Social Research Methods

Recent graduates of the MSc Social Research Methods have been appointed to the Home Office, the Department of Health, the Office for National Statistics, the National Centre for Social Research, and market research companies such as BMRB

Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
M.A. Migration Studies

<p>Are you involved in – or contemplating – working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers? Our course will broaden your understanding of the relevant theories, concepts and policies. We help you examine migration processes and their consequences for today’s societies. You’ll explore issues of development, rights and diversity that shape migrants’ life chances.</p>

M.A. Sociology

Sociology is the study of society, or the ways in which people produce and reproduce enduring relationships, institutions, cultures and systems, and of how these in turn influence both individual lives and public issues. It examines all aspects of society from intimate and personal life through to the economy, the state, science, technology and the environment. It ranges from historical and comparative studies of the evolution of entire civilizations to investigating the social basis of individual behaviour and belief. It investigates the elaborate basis of human cooperation as well as the many sources of conflict that arise within it.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Social Work

This programme, which offers both an academic award and a professional qualification in social work (on successful completion you can apply to register as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council), prepares you for a career in a broad range of social work agencies and settings.

Department of Sociology
M.Sc. Sociological Research

Students who complete this MSc are suitably placed to pursue a PhD. In addition they are skilled to pursue social research careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Graduates who do not pursue a research career typically enter a wide range of graduate level occupations.

School of Social Sciences
M.Sc. State, Society and Development

Students will study the core concepts of these sub-disciplines such as: state; civil society; social closure; class; bureaucracy; patrimonialism; hegemony; late-industrialisation; product cycle; developmental state; rent-seeking; good governance; and globalization.

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
M.A. History & Sociology

The discipline of History involves study of the human past adopting a critical approach to evidence relevant to that enquiry. Work in History takes the form of interaction with the evidence in primary form and through sceptical reading of a wide body of historical writing.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Phil. Sociology

Our research expertise centres around three themes: Identities, the Sociology of Health and Life Sciences and Social Transformations. Our research tradition covers sociology, social policy and social anthropology. We have strengths in the fields of family studies, health studies, political economy, sexuality, citizenship, and youth and student lives.<br>

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology