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Master's Degrees in
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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

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296 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.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. Human Rights LLM

The MA/LLM Human Rights programme is offered by The School of Law from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics. The distinctive focus of the programme is on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights. 

Postgraduate courses
Pre-Master Master's Foundation Programme - Social Sciences

From our centre at Birkbeck, in the heart of the University of London, you are encouraged to develop the tools for success on degree programmes at the best universities in the UK. The Master's Foundation Programme - Social Sciences is offered by ONCAMPUS London.

M.Sc. Environmental Change And Society

This Environmental Change And Society programme at University of Glasgow highlights 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.

School of Social and Political Sciences
Pre-Master Humanities, Law and Social Sciences

The Master’s Foundation Programme in Humanities, Law and 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.

Postgraduate Certificate Postgraduate Certificate in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth

The online Postgraduate Certificate in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth at The Open University UK offers a broad view on legal, social, psychological and economic factors that influence children's development. The postgraduate certificate analyses topics like children’s rights, child criminology and youth justice. Learn to develop solutions to promote children’s wellbeing.

M.Sc. Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience

Learn how different brain functions contribute to cognition, mediate social interaction, and determine mental health, well-being and psychiatric illness. The Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience programme is offfered by the City, University of London.  

School of Arts and Social Sciences
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
Preparation Course Access to HE Humanities and Social Science Programme

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.

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.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. State, Society and Development

This MSc programme seeks to explain state-society relations and development in Asia, Africa and (where appropriate) Latin America through the sub-disciplines of comparative political sociology and comparative/international political economy. 

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
M.A. Refugee Studies

Forced migration is a global phenomenon and an area of increasing concern in Europe and beyond. On this course you will study the multiple factors associated with refugee crises and the economic, political, social, cultural, and environment pressures which lie behind the search for asylum. The Refugee Studies programme is offered by University of East London.

University of East London -School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies
M.A. Bioethics and Society

Advances in biomedicine, neuroscience, and public health raise some of the most difficult ethical and societal questions today. The Bioethics and Society programme at King's College London allows you to study these questions drawing on concepts, theories, and methods from philosophy and the social sciences.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.Res. 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.

College of Social Sciences
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.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. 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.Res. Social Science Research

The MRes (Masters in Social Research) programme provides practical, career-orientated training in research design, data collection and data analysis skills relating to both qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry. 

School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
L.L.M. Law and Social Justice

Law and Social Justice is an interdisciplinary programme designed for those who are already practitioners or aspire to become a practitioner in the field of law or areas such as the NHS, social services and beyond.This course allows you to advance your knowledge and understanding of concepts, policies and practices at the forefront of the contemporary understanding of law and social justice. 

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
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.

The Faculty of Social Science
M.A. Sociology (by research)

The York Sociology Department is the ideal place for those who wish to undertake their own sociological research. It is ranked 1st in the UK for research quality by the recent major Research Excellence Framework review (REF2014).

M.Sc. Sociology

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

College of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Latin American Development

The Latin American Development MSc combines a thorough grounding in development theory with an 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.Sc. Social and Public Policy

The course will equip you with the theoretical, conceptual and analytical tools to examine contemporary social and public policies in both national and international contexts, interpreting a range of evidence in analysing policy developments and their social impacts.

Cardiff School of Social Sciences
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 offered by the University of Kent 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.A. Culture, Society and Globalization

If you're interested in how societies and cultures across the world are increasingly connected, including how social media impacts our global society and what this means for people's lives and identities, then this masters in sociology is for you. 

M.A. The Beatles, Popular Music and Society

This MA will be of interest to those working in the fields of popular music studies, cultural studies, social anthropology, politics, gender studies, and musicology, among others. Such a course is an essential addition to the discipline of Popular Music Studies.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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.A. Social Research

The Social Research (with Pathways) / PGDip programme from University of Birmingham aims to provide students with a sound background in social research design and the most up-to-date training in methods of data collection and analysis.

School of Social Policy
M.A. Social Research (ESRC Recognised)

Develop the skills and knowledge to produce meaningful social research with this challenging programme. Core modules will teach you how to turn social research issues and questions into workable research designs, as well as handling quantitative and qualitative data and issues such as ethics and funding applications. This Social Research (ESRC Recognised) degree is offered by University of Leeds.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
Postgraduate Diploma Anthropology

The aim of this programme is to provide students with a general knowledge of the principles and methods of Social Anthropology.

School of History and Anthropology
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.A. Social and Political Thought

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.

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.

School of Economics
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 MSc 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. Applied Innovation

Redefine the way we live, the way we work and how we perceive the world through design-led innovation. Work in a dynamic, fast-paced and creative environment on a wide range of in-house, commercial and social projects. Enhance your creative, innovative skills and knowledge. Graduate well-suited for employment in collaborative and creative industries.

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.Res. Social Research And Psychosocial Studies

This is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare students for further research in the workplace or for MPhil/PhD study. This Social Research And Psychosocial Studies programme is delivered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Postgraduate courses
M.Phil. Sociology

City's Sociology research degree produces scholars who have the analytical and methodological skills to design independent research projects, generate publications, and teach at university level.

School of Arts and Social Sciences
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. Sociology

Our Masters degree in Sociology is designed specifically to let you explore and see the social world in different ways. Together with active researchers you will be encouraged to challenge established wisdom while studying the intellectual canon of the discipline.

M.Res. 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
Postgraduate Certificate Social Research

This Postgraduate Certificate in Social Research from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is designed for people working in social research or cognate areas who find themselves needing a stronger grounding in formal qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Postgraduate courses
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 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

Surrey’s highly regarded Department of Sociology specialises in pioneering research methods and offers a stimulating study environment for our highly sought-after graduates.The MSc Social Research Methods programme is backed by decades of experience: we were the first in the UK to run this type of programme in 1974. 

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.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. Social and Educational Research

This programme is ideal for individuals from a wider sociological background, working in education, social services, development and other interdisciplinary settings. The programme provides grounding in applied knowledge and skills for undertaking independent research. It provides valuable preparation for a PhD, a research career or development institutions.