University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen


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.

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree of at least 2.1 standard from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study. English proficiency is required.

Course modules

1st half-session: Advanced social theory; qualitative sociology. 2nd half-session: Elective option within sociology; elective option within sociology or within the School of Social Science. Summer session: Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Examination is exclusively by means of course work and continuous assessment. Students will be permitted one resubmission of failed work, but no resubmission of the dissertation. For the award of the MSc in both full and part time modes, there is a requirement also to complete a 15,000-word dissertation under supervision from the course team.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 6 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,000 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 13,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

School of Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
01224 272762