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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275 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.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.Sc. Inequalities and Social Science

This broad ranging Inequalities and Social Science programme from University of Leeds 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.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
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
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. 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.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. 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.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. 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.Sc. Social Research Methods

This Master’s programme in Social Research Methods provides advanced training in a range of research methods used in the social sciences, and has ESRC Research Training recognition.

College of Human and Health Sciences
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.

Department of Life Sciences
M.A. Bioethics & Society

Advances in biomedicine, neuroscience, and public health raise some of the most difficult ethical and societal questions today. The Bioethics & Society programme allows you to study these questions drawing on concepts, theories, and methods from philosophy and the social sciences. This will enable you to understand how bioethics influences the world, and how you could make an impact.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
MRes Socio-Legal Studies

The Socio-Legal Studies programme at University of Glasgow offers an advanced introduction to the study of Law with a specific emphasis on socio-legal methodology. It provides you with an excellent preparation for doctoral study in the area of socio-legal research, serving as a qualification in its own right and a platform for PhD study.

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.A. Participation, Power and Social Change (2016 Entry)

IDS’s work around the theme of participation, power and social change is part of a global research collaboration that explores how people participate in society in pursuit of social justice. We work with people to identify and implement alternative approaches to social change that respond to local situations and bridge operational practice with research and policy change.

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. Social Psychology

The MSc Social Psychology looks at a range of topical social issues through the lens of social psychological theories in order to develop understanding and ideas for intervention. The programme is offered at the University of Surrey and it is concerned with the scientific study of how we think about, influence and relate to one another.

Faculty of Psychology
M.Phil. Social Sciences

A research degree is essentially a period of intensive, supervised, research work in your chosen area. It builds on your previous academic or professional experience.

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
Master Sociology & Politics

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.Sc. Applied Social Research (PGDip)

Applied Social Research (PGDip) course prepares students for undertaking social research and evaluation, leading to careers in research, research management and commissioning or using research. Our MSc is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the research training guidelines for undertaking a PhD in Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work or Socio-legal Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences
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. 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.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.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. 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.Sc. Applied Social Psychology

The Applied Social Psychology programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. The Psychology Department is a vibrant research community with an international reputation for leading research across a range of fields.

Department of Psychology
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
M.Sc. Youth Studies

The Youth Studies programme from University of Glasgow introduces the key issues and decision-making processes that impact on young people’s lives across contexts including education, leisure, training and the labour market, housing and household information.

School of Education
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.Sc. Gerontology (Distance Learning)

The MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) programme from University of Southampton offers you the opportunity to study gerontology from a distance, allowing you to access learning resources online in a flexible manner.

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.A. Urban Studies (MA, MPhil, PhD)

We offer research supervision across a broad range of topics. We are especially interested in applications that include proposals to investigate the social dimensions of environmental issues in the countries in which we have area expertise, and topics in environmental politics and environmental movements. The Urban Studies (MA, MPhil, PhD) programme is offered at the University of Kent.

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

We have been delivering property courses for over 35 years and are one of the longest established Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)-accredited centres. This course specifically aims to develop your practical skills for the efficient construction, law and financial management of the built environment. Overall, it provides sound preparation to become a professional in the construction business.

Faculty of Technology
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. Social Research

This interdisciplinary programme provides postgraduate students in the College of Social Science with rigorous research training and the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of social interactions. The MSc Social Research builds on the University of Lincoln’s wide-ranging expertise across the disciplines of the social sciences to advance your academic knowledge and research skills. Teaching covers research methods, research design and data analysis, while elective modules in your chosen discipline enable you to develop a subject-specific focus.

M.Sc. Behavioural Economics

Behavioural economics is a rapidly expanding field, investigating the human and social factors influencing the decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors. The Behavioural Economics programme is offered at the University of Nottingham.

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.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 Anthropology and Computing

The aim of the MA in Social Anthropology with Computing from the University of Kent is to prepare you to apply appropriate computer-based methods to anthropological research at a relatively advanced and creative level.

School of Anthropology and Conservation
MRes Wellbeing

Social work at Sussex is placed in the top 5 in the UK in Guardian University Guide 2016 for the third year in a row.

School of Education and Social Work
M.A. Community Development (MA/Diploma/Certificate)

The course in Community Development aims to reflect the Welsh context in most elements of the programme content and delivery. The whole programme is available through the medium of Welsh and you can submit work in the medium of Welsh, and your work will be marked and moderated in the language of your choice. Welsh medium tutorial support is also guaranteed.

School of Lifelong Learning
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

University College London -School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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. Social Archaeology

This Social Archaeology MA from University of Southampton will introduce you to the diversity of social archaeology; provide you with experiences in reading complex data-specific and/or theoretical texts; and allow you to develop a regionally or chronologically specific area of expertise. You will be in a good position to gain employment in archaeology, heritage and related industries, or to conduct research in archaeology or a cognate discipline.

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
MRes Social Anthropology

The Social Anthropology MRes is a taught postgraduate degree that provides high quality training in anthropology and anthropological research.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Gender, Violence and Conflict (2016 Entry)

The MA in Gender, Violence and Conflict will engage students critically with existing theoretical and policy debates about the links between sex, gender, violence and conflict. It will consider perspectives and arguments from anthropology and international relations, as well as from sociology, gender and feminist studies, and will include a focus on areas such as the gendered experiences of violence, conflict and peace; militarisation, masculinities and femininities, gender(ed) violence in situations of conflict and peace and the embodiment and institutionalisation of violence.

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
M.A. Migration, Superdiversity and Policy / PGDip / PGCert

The MA Migration, Superdiversity and Policy, University of Birmingham will explore the social, economic and political impacts of international migration and examine current, proposed and ideal approaches to welfare provision in the era of superdiversity. It will explore data to help map superdiverse populations and examine the rights and entitlements of migrants in different societies.

Institute of Applied Social Studies
Pre-Master Business and Social Studies

The Pre-Masters Programme in Business and Social Studies offers a path to postgraduate study for international students. This unique course of academic modules, study skills and English language training will help you to meet the challenges of a Masters at the University of Strathclyde.

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.Sc. Quantity Surveying

For graduates from unrelated disciplines, this fast-track course allows you to qualify as a chartered quantity surveyor. Your studies have a hands-on focus, responding to real professional briefs with other students. Suitable for UK and overseas students, the course's reputation means many international firms recruit students for roles spanning the globe.

M.Sc. Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis

This new, innovative skills focused course has been designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and competence to work collaboratively with service users with a serious mental health problem, using evidence-based interventions.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
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.Sc. Gerontology and Ageing Studies (PGDip / PGCert)

This Gerontology and Ageing course is designed to meet employer needs and prepares students with the knowledge and experience needed to work with older people, design policies, manage and deliver services and manufacture products for an ageing population.

College of Human and Health Sciences
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. 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.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.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.Sc. Social Justice and Community Action (Online Distance Learning)

This part-time, online masters programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to help you make positive social change. This programme offers you the opportunity to critically engage with foundational ideas and debates about equality, fairness, power, democracy and citizenship and consider a range of actions in communities, in policy and legislation processes and in organisations for the real world application of these ideas.