University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Sociology (Modern Society and Global Transformations)

The course aims to integrate the consideration of themes in social theory with the study of substantive topics, as well as give a thorough grounding in research methods. There are 4 elements: social theory; modern society; research methods; dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK high 2.1 Honours degree or international equivalent. We require a previous academic background in sociology or related subject areas such as politics and economics. This course is not suitable for people new to the discipline. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.5 (with a minimum 7.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays and a thesis of between 15,000 and 20,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 21,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
MPhil Full-time £ 13,200 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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