Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University


This programme examines how sociologists make sense of the social world and the human condition; it 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; the course aims 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 their work and other students; we also aim to prepare students for either further academic work or for other careers where the general skills acquired are of invaluable benefit; students also have the chance to study the award from a variety of perspectives and to develop their own interests in the area.

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree or above, or relevant professional experience.

Course modules

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 26 per Credit (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time £ 26 per Credit (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 26 per Credit (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
01782 294400