Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University


The course considers sociology to be the systematic study of forms of social organisation and patterns within social life. The course explores the relevance of theory and philosophy for thinking sociologically. It also considers the range of methods employed for engaging in sociological research. We will provide you with a supportive and intellectually exciting study environment that is responsive to your individual needs. In addition, we aim to encourage the development of critical skills, including argument, analysis, theoretical exposition and description, precision, and good methodological skills that enable the development of confidence and professionalism in relation to both your work and other students. We also aim to prepare you for either further academic work or for other careers where the general skills acquired will be of invaluable benefit.

Course modules

Modules include: Contemporary social theory; research methods awareness; research practice; culture and identity; and a dissertation.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2017 - 2 Years
MA Distance learning February 2018 - 2 Years
MA Distance learning September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF West Midlands

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