University of East London

University of East London


The course introduces to a variety of cutting edge research methods and topics of study, including urban change, class, gender, race, terrorism, nationalism and social policy. Students also receive advanced training in key sociological theories aimed at enhancing understanding changes and crises associated with the modern era. In addition, the programme encourages students to consider contemporary debates through an attention to the local area and includes opportunities to carry out research in collaboration with organisations and research partners. As part of a flexible platform, students have the option to study full-time or part-time. Full-time students usually complete in 1 year, while part-time students carry out 2 years of study.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above in sociology or a related discipline. Equivalent professional or research experience would also be considered based on a statement and supporting material. Candidates seeking entry on the basis of professional or research experience will also be interviewed. In the case of applicants whose 1st language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Theorising modernity, understanding crises; framing questions, locating research; themes and issues in sociology; Masters dissertation. Optional modules include: Critical theories of international relations; global environmental politics; introduction to forced migration; current issues in forced migration; landscapes of power and rights; anthropology, human rights and justice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a wide range of coursework, including essays, project work, oral presentations, critical readings, annotated bibliographies, publicity briefings, independent research reports. Each module is assessed independently at the end of the teaching period.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,990 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 1,165 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Docklands Campus Newham E16 2RD South East

Key information

Applicant Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0208 223 3333