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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283 Sociology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience

Through this Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience programme from City, University of London you will learn how different brain functions contribute to cognition, mediate social interaction, and determine mental health, well-being and psychiatric illness.

School of Arts and Social Sciences
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
Preparation Course Foundation Programme in Social Sciences

The Master’s Foundation Programme in Social Sciences is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.

M.Sc. Violence, Conflict and Development

The Violence, Conflict and Development programme from SOAS University of London attracts applicants with a variety of academic and working backgrounds. We welcome those who have worked in the field of development and/or conflict, but we also welcome applications from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in the major themes of the programme.

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
M.A. Social Policy

The MA Social Policy from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is a modular course that offers the opportunity to engage in a discussion of some of the most important issues of a world characterised by profound cultural, demographic, economic, political and technological change.

M.A. Social Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology teaches the discipline of Social Anthropology with special reference to the societies and cultures of Asia and Africa, both past and present. Students come to the Social Anthropology course at SOAS University of London from all over the world, following BA study, work and travel experience or after long careers in other fields.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.Sc. Demography & Health

This MS in Demography & Health programme offered by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is Europe's only graduate programme in demography with an emphasis on health and social epidemiology, and is designed for those interested in acquiring a technical understanding of the structure and dynamics of population change, its causes and consequences.

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
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. 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.A. Disability Studies

This exciting Disability Studies programme from the University of Leeds explores disability as an equal opportunities issue by focusing on contemporary organisations and institutionalised practice.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
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.Sc. Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism

The MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism from University College London (UCL), designed by a panel of academic departments, industrial partners and law enforcement and security agencies, introduces students to the fundamental knowledge, core expertise and advanced, evidence-driven methodological tools and approaches required to understand, analyse, prevent, disrupt and detect organised crime and terrorism.

Security and Crime Science
M.Sc. Cognition in Science and Society

This Cognition in Science and Society programme from The University of Edinburgh combines the scientific study of human cognition with the application of cognitive science to broader societal concerns. Students focus on core methodologies and theories of cognitive science, but also explore the synergy between cognitive science and its applications.

College of Humanities & Social Science
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. Social and Applied Sciences (by Research)

The MSc Social and Applied Sciences (by Research) offered at Canterbury Christ Church University has been designed to offer a range of pathways for you to research your chosen subject interests within Social and Applied Sciences, whilst sharing in the multi-disciplinary nature of the taught component of course.

M.A. Community Psychology

Community psychology is an internationally recognised sub-discipline of psychology that brings community participation and social change to the forefront of the way that we understand and promote psychological wellbeing.

Faculty of Health and Social Science
M.Sc. Global Ageing and Policy

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. University of Southampton offers the Global Ageing and Policy programme.

Social Sciences
Master Social Science Research Methods

This MRes in Social Science Research Methods prepares students for a research-related career by providing a structured programme of training in a range of research skills and methodologies, to enable students to approach a research project in a systematic and professional way.

Faculty of Humanities and 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 Sociology
M.A. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society

The Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society MA is designed to provide students with training in classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theory. It observes the relation between theory and practice and establishes a scientific grounding through its emphasis on the clinical writings of Freud, Klein and Lacan.

College of Health and Life Sciences
M.A. Community Music

This MA is intended for students who wish to develop their skills and interests in a range of community settings and it draws upon many department specialisms including developments in education and disability arts, world music, theatre and technology.

M.A. Migration Studies (PhD, MPhil, MA)

Within the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, there is a breadth and depth of expertise and we can offer high-quality supervision across a wide range of social and public policy areas. This Migration Studies (PhD, MPhil, MA) programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
M.A. Social Work (Children and Families)

This new, fast-track social work course focusing on children, young people and their families will enable trainee social workers to build upon their existing knowledge and skills, and develop the expertise required for social work practice.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
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. Social Anthropology

Are you interested in a career in anthropology, but haven’t studied the subject before? Have you studied anthropology in the past, but need to consolidate this experience before moving into anthropological research? This MA offers students from all disciplinary backgrounds the opportunity to build a solid base in social anthropology, its theoretical foundations, methodology and ethnographic diversity.

Department of Anthropology
M.A. Social Anthropology

This programme has been designed with several different constituencies of student in mind. The standard track is intended to bring students to an advanced level of knowledge in the discipline sufficient to proceed to a research-based degree course.

School of Social Sciences
Postgrad.Cert. Secondary Social Science

Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of social science, studying with a specialist to gain the knowledge and skills to use a variety of different approaches to teaching your specialist subject; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.A. Governance and Development (2016 Entry)

Many development problems are attributed to ‘bad governance’, but what is ‘good governance’? To what extent and in what ways does governance actually affect development, and how can the quality of governance be improved? This MA explores these questions and equips you with the ability to critically assess competing theories of the public sector’s role in social and economic development; develop and implement policies for improving the effectiveness, accountability and legitimacy of governance in specific settings; and understand the significance of current processes for international and national institutions.

M.A. Ageing & Society

This master's in Ageing & Society is aimed at social scientists who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the experience of ageing, ageing societies and policies for an ageing world. The MSc pathway focuses on quantitative research methods and data analysis and the MA pathway on qualitative research methods and data analysis.

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

This course gives you the opportunity to study in a high-profile and nationally recognised department and benefit from direct access to research active and internationally linked academic staff.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.A. Sociocultural Linguistics

This programme looks at language from a sociocultural perspective. It's designed for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language, culture and society but also provides a solid understanding of English language and linguistics.

Department of English and Comparative Literature
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. 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.Sc. Research Methods for Social Science & Health

Overview The MSc in Research Methods for Social Science & Health provides in depth knowledge and critical understanding of: (1) epistemology, methodology and ethics in the social sciences; (2) principles of research design and methodology commonly used in health and social science research; (3) research governance and the management of risk; (4) quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection, analysis and reporting.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
Pre-Master Postgraduate Pathway in Social Science

Founded in 2009, ICP is an Associate College of the University of Portsmouth, offering students a modern and dynamic educational experience. The College provides educational pathways to a broad range of University of Portsmouth degrees in an environment that encourages you to achieve excellence in your studies.

International College Portsmouth
M.Sc. Equality & Human Rights

This Equality & Human Rights programme at University of Glasgow offers a unique opportunity for you to gain knowledge about a wide range of equality issues and to think across the dimensions of inequality.

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.Sc. Applied Social Studies (Mental Health)

The MSc, PG Diploma and PG Certificate pathways in Applied Social Studies are designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of those staff working in the caring professions (social work, psychology, education, nursing, teaching, medicine, etc).

School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Master Social Anthropology & Politics

Social anthropology is the comparative study of human behaviour and ideas in their social contexts. Societies around the world vary enormously in their social, cultural, religious, and political forms, and their individual members also display a corresponding diversity of ideas and behaviour.

College of Humanities & Social Science
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
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
LL.M. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (LLM)

Our ground-breaking LLM Economic, Social and Cultural Rights builds on our distinctive expertise, reputation and experience of working on the protection of economic, social and cultural rights internationally and domestically in countries around the world.

School of Law
M.Sc. Social Science and Health Research

Our Social Science and Health Research MSc provides broad research training in the social sciences, along with research skills related to health, illness and health care. It is for students who want to progress to a PhD or research career in universities or public and private sectors.

Institute of Health and Society
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.A. Religion in Contemporary Society

The MA in Religion & Contemporary Society combines the sociology and anthropology of Religion to focus on key issues, from religion in public life to globalization, fundamentalism, and modern spirituality.

Taught programmes
M.Sc. Community and Partnerships

Data analysis, community consultation and other methods are needed to ensure that resources achieve maximum effect, while engaging with communities in delivery. This flexible qualification is for professionals who require specific training and development to meet the challenges of such an approach.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Postgrad.Cert. Global Ageing and Policy

The PG Certificate Global Ageing and Policy (DL) at University of Southampton is designed to provide multidisciplinary advanced education in gerontology and policy to busy mid-career professionals, new entrants to the University and the social sciences, or returners to education who wish to pursue the subject area.

Social Sciences
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.Sc. Russian Politics & Society

The Russian Politics & Society MSc from King's College London focuses on contemporary political, economic and social policy challenges. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the interlocking reform challenges that have faced Russia in recent decades, a fluency in Russian current events, and an understanding of a range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches to policy and academic analysis.

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
M.A. Social Anthropology with Visual Ethnography

The MA in Social Anthropology with Visual Ethnography from the University of Kent offers a unique opportunity to explore traditional and experimental means of using visual and audio-visual media to research, represent and produce anthropological knowledge.

School of Anthropology and Conservation
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.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. Food, Space and Society

The course aims to help individuals from a range of backgrounds to pursue an academic career in food studies, enhance the skills of those working in the sector and help prospective practitioners and policy-makers to understand more deeply the interplay between food security, justice and sustainability.

Cardiff School of Geography and Planning
M.Sc. Social Anthropology

The MSc in Social Anthropology aims to provide a strong background in analytical and methodological issues in the subject, and practice in the critical evaluation of its sources, both in the library and in the context of fieldwork.

M.Sc. Social and Cultural History

This ESRC recognised training course aims to provide students with a foundation in the use of social theory in history, access to a range of social history advanced level classes and equip students with generic research skills. Students write a 12,000-word dissertation.

M.Sc. Social Cognition

This MSc focuses on how individuals construe the social world and the processes that underlie social judgment and behaviour. The programme draws on the research of outstanding academic staff working in the areas of social psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology to provide unique, cutting-edge perspectives on humans as social beings.

Faculty of Life 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.Sc. Applied Social Research (Criminology)

The Applied Social Research (Criminology) course from University of Stirling prepares students for undertaking social research and evaluation in criminal justice and criminology, leading to careers in research, research management, and commissioning or using research.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.A. Religion and Society

In this course, the focus is on religion in its anthropological and sociological perspectives. Durham has particular strengths in the study of Mormonism; death, dying and disposal; shamanism; religion and emotion; religion/faith and globalisation; religion and politics; contemporary evangelicalism and post-evangelicalism; and religion and generational change. It also boasts the Centre for Death and Life Studies and the Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Human Rights and Cultural Diversity

Our MA Human Rights and Cultural Diversity, University of Essex is suited to you if you have a particular interest in this specialised area of study. You acquire a deeper knowledge and understanding of the central issues and debates surrounding the application and justification of human rights within a culturally complex and diverse world.

School of Law
M.Sc. Social and Applied Psychology

The MSc in Social and Applied Psychology from University of Kent gives you the opportunity to sample a range of modules from our Group Processes and Developmental programmes as well as other modules related to social and applied psychology.

School of Psychology
M.Sc. European Studies: Ideas and Identities

The MSc European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities programme (formerly MSc European Identities) provides a theoretically and historically grounded, multi-disciplinary analysis of Europe as a cultural, political and social space. It is led by teachers of academic distinction with experience of policy-making in Europe.

European Institute
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