Sociology and Social Policy
This MA programme equips students with the tools and knowledge to understand how and why social, political and cultural changes manifest themselves, both in the UK and internationally. It offers students a sound training in research methods and equips them with the cutting-edge in theoretical and methodological approaches. The MA is suitable both for those wishing to hone their skills and knowledge to pursue further academic research opportunities, and for those seeking a relevant and rigorous course which prepares them for employment in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.
2.1 Degree in any discipline (or equivalent); applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to provide evidence of an English language qualification
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.
Students take part in interactive small seminars, presentations and group work. There are also opportunities for individual research and guided study. Students are allocated a personal tutor to who they can turn for help and advice. Assessment occurs through essays and reports (for example, on the practical application of research methods), and a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Part-time||£ 5,250 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 5,250 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Aston Campus||Birmingham||B4 7ET||West Midlands|
Languages and Social Sciences Admissions
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