Newcastle University

Newcastle University


This course will equip graduates with an awareness and understanding of the theoretical traditions and concepts that shape sociology as a discipline. Postgraduate students will have the opportunity to lead and deliver special events and workshops, as well as seminar series, reading groups and conferences. They will also benefit from the connections that the course has with policy-makers, professionals and practitioners working within international, national and regional contexts.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a sociology/policy discipline such as: criminology, organisational studies, cultural studies, media studies, film studies, and human geography. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Social divisions and inequality; sociological and cultural perspectives; being, belonging and identity; cities, economies, cultures; the nature of explanation and enquiry; dissertation. Optional modules: students must take one of the following combinations: thinking about research; dissertation preparation; methodologies: researching media, culture and society; media analysis; health and society; qualitative methodology in the arts, humanities and social sciences; introduction to quantitative methods; the state in the international political economy; global justice and human rights; comparative perspectives in social and environmental change; politics of development and social struggle in Latin America; the shaping of Latin America I: social and political themes; Latin American country case study: interdisciplinary approaches; specialist study in sociology: disability studies.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Postgraduate Secretary, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7200