University of Edinburgh
Sociology and Global Change
Sociology is focused on the social world of human action. As a discipline, Sociology provides the keys to understanding social change and to systematically and critical assessing claims about causes, consequences and solutions to contemporary social issues. The study of Sociology is therefore a highly relevant general education to all seeking to effect social change, whether in personal life or on a wider scale as activists, managers, practitioners or policy makers. It is also offers a more specialist education to those seeking to pursue social research and routes to PhD programmes. The core elements of the discipline are social theory, capturing the social world in ways that are illuminating and can be matched to the evidence, and social research, purposeful gathering of appropriate evidence about the world. While many of its concepts and tool are shared with other social science disciplines, the breadth of sociology and its links with Geography, History, Psychology, Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Social Policy are an aspect of its depth and strength. The student of sociology attends both to the local and global, present, past and future.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||-||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Edinburgh||Edinburgh||EH8 9JU||Scotland|
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