University of Essex
Building on knowledge gained in your 1st degree, you explore some of the most important and significant debates in contemporary social theory, learning to think analytically about theoretical questions. You discover the importance of social theory in developing a politically engaged understanding of concepts such as post-structuralism, feminism and actor-network theory. You also develop the skills needed to make your own contribution to the field, gaining a critical and coherent perspective on empirical research and examining the key assumptions and ideological underpinnings of qualitative and quantitative research.
Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in sociology or a related discipline. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Core modules: Contemporary debates in sociology; sociological research design; dissertation. Optional modules include: Advertising (commerce and creativity); applied sampling; colonialism, culture and human rights; contemporary debates in sociology; coverage and non-response in surveys; critical perspectives on terrorism and counter-terrorism; current controversies in criminology and criminal justice policy; digital economy; dynamics of home and work; ethnography; formative debates in criminology; gender, sexuality and feminist theory; interviewing and qualitative data analysis; introduction to quantitative analysis; introduction to survey design and management; media theory; organised crime (global and local); panel data methods; sociological research design; sociology of human rights; survey measurement and question design; texts and documents; work-based project.
Modules are assessed by coursework and by your 20,000-word dissertation, produced during the summer.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|