University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Sociology (Taught)

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Course summary

Sociology MA is a lively and engaging programme for students interested in how social life shapes individuals' experiences of the world around us. Warwick's Sociology Department, ranked 4th in the UK, will help you develop the skills needed to progress into your career. Course overview Why are ‘private troubles’ also ‘public issues’? This course enables you to explore and answer questions just like this. The course will appeal if you are interested in how social life shapes individuals’ experiences of the world around us. From across sociology and allied social sciences, you will gain a thorough understanding of theories and methodologies. Then you will have the opportunity to tailor your programme to your own specific interests through our wide range of options. Your period of study will involve you examining individuals’ experiences, and encounters with structures and institutions; reading new empirical research; exploring social theories; and assessing innovative methodologies.

Course details

Modules

Core modules

  • State of Art of Sociology
  • Understanding Social Science
  • Dissertation
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Research
  • Quantitative Methods in Social Research
  • Gender, Imperialism and International Development
  • Gender Analysis and Development Practice
  • Cultures of Life, Authority and Power in Modernity
  • Market Life: Wealth and Poverty in Global Capitalism
  • Social Research for Social Change
  • State of the Art of Sociology
  • Understanding Social Science
  • The Sociology of Urban Life
  • Postcolonial Theory and Practice
  • Transnational Media Ecologies
  • Feminist Pedagogy/Feminist Activism
  • Queering Sociology
  • Key Problems in Criminal Justice
  • Creative Research Methods
  • Ethnography and the Anthropological Tradition
  • Sociology of End Times
  • Social Data Science
  • Researching Inequality: Race, Class, Gender in Global Perspective
Read more about our core and optional modules on the Sociology website.

Assessment method

Taught modules are assessed through written assignments. You will focus on your 15-000 word dissertation after the end of Spring Term. If you study part-time then you will study your taught modules over two years: with teaching taking place during the academic terms. The order in which you study your modules will be agreed following discussion with your course convenor. You will also begin planning your dissertation in year one.


Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** Read our department advice on applying to ensure your application has the best chance for success.


Fees and funding

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