Aston University

Aston University

Sociology and Social Research

This course provides a detailed knowledge of approaches to the study of contemporary society. It also familiarises students, in a practical way, with the research methods which can be applied to this area of intellectual inquiry, and allows them to make critical use of these research methods. Students develop an understanding of how social, political and cultural changes manifest themselves and what their causes are.

Entry requirements

Normally, at least an upper 2nd Class degree taken in an appropriate subject at a British or Irish university, or an equivalent qualification on the completion of appropriate tertiary-level studies elsewhere. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must also have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6 in each component or an equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Core modules: research methods; social divisions; social theory and social change; dissertation.
Optional modules: health care organisation and policies; public policy, public management and governance; social policy: contemporary themes and challenges; work placement.

Assessment methods

Assessment occurs through essays, examinations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Languages and Social Sciences Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3762