The course offers you an exciting opportunity to study sociology at an advanced and specialised level with a distinctive focus on the tradition and contemporary forms of public sociology. It enables you to link theory, research and practice, develop in-depth knowledge and insights as well as gain the practical experience needed to build your skills as a public sociologist. Public sociology awakens and empowers your sociological imagination by connecting what you study with the social issues and challenges faced by contemporary civil society. It not only gives you the opportunity to develop advanced and specialist knowledge of sociological theory and research, it supports and challenges you to use this knowledge in ways that directly benefits others. The course is designed and delivered by academic professionals with expertise in carrying out research for and with many different clients, groups and communities.
Modules may include: Theorising Public Sociology; Researching Methods for Public Society; Service Learning; Contemporary Approaches to Public Sociology and Dissertation.
You'll be assessed through a variety of written forms, for example: traditional academic essays, a personal manifesto, reports, as well as an oral presentations and your dissertation.
You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate Honours degree (normally a 2.2 or above). Applicants without formal qualifications will be considered but will be required to outline their motivation for study in their personal statement as well as demonstrate an ability to study at postgraduate level.
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The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for full-time and part-time Masters courses; these include: School of Social Sciences Masters scholarships (for UK, EU and International students) and Nottingham Trent University International Scholarship Scheme.