University of Essex

University of Essex

Sociology and Management

Our course provides our students with a unique opportunity to gain a critical appreciation of the social dynamics of work in the 21st Century. Combining theoretical perspectives from the disciplines of sociology and management, students explore the importance of debates surrounding: power; culture; class; gender; sexuality; and new forms of labour as a means of understanding the complexities of today's contemporary workplace. This course is of particular interest to those wishing to advance their knowledge of the social sciences in general, and provides a platform for students who wish to work in management roles or carry out further social research.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

Core modules: Dynamics of home and work; sociological research design; management and organisational behaviour; dissertation. Optional modules include: Advertising: Commerce and creativity; applied sampling; colonialism, culture and human rights; contemporary debates in sociology; contemporary issues in human resource management; coverage and non-response in surveys; creativity and organisation; 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; international environment of business; interviewing and qualitative data analysis; introduction to quantitative analysis; introduction to survey design and management; managing across cultures; managing for ethics and sustainability; media theory; organised crime (global and local); panel data methods; perspectives on marketing; sociological research design; sociology of human rights; survey measurement and question design; texts and documents; work-based project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,750 per Year 1 (International) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of Sociology
Telephone number: 
01206 872719