University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Sociology

MSc Sociology provides you with theoretical and methodological concepts in sociology to think critically about issues affecting society. Sociology is the study of people and societies, with particular emphasis on modern urban settings. The subject overlaps with other related disciplines such as politics, international relations, anthropology, economics, history, human geography and psychology. The subject brings understanding from analysis to understand cause and effect across law, religion, migration, prejudice and discrimination, gender, love, family, war, peace. This broad focus is also reflected in the research interests of Aberdeen Sociology staff who specialise in areas as diverse as global conflict and peace studies, religion and secularisation, global political economy, identities and well-being and the relationship between humans and other animals. The MSc Sociology is designed for you if you have a background in sociology or if you wish to extend your knowledge of the subject into the postgraduate level. It will also work well as a conversion degree for you with little or no previous experience of Sociology. The programme covers the core theoretical and methodological concepts and debates in sociology and offers a series of elective courses that reflect the department's expertise and current research.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,300 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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