Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Sociology and Global Change

This course explores how processes of globalisation and internationalisation affect people's lives across the world. You will examine the processes in the global South as well as the global North and will develop your knowledge of perspectives on social movements, gender, ethnic and class divisions and analysis. This will be supported by a thorough grounding in sociological research methods and ways of interpreting data and change.

Entry requirements

You will usually have an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree or international equivalent, preferably in a social science or humanities field of study. Candidates with a lower 2nd Class degree should apply and will be considered on their merits as will people with non-traditional qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: Global transformations and social change; sociological research methods; social divisions, social inequality and intersectionality; globalisation, media, culture and consumption; inter-cultural communication; critical discourse analysis; dissertation.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a series of focused essays and a self-directed research based dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

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