University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Contemporary Sociology

This degree will provide you with advanced training in sociology, focusing on contemporary theories, themes and debates. You will develop your social research skills enabling you to move into a variety of careers as well as providing opportunities for further academic research. The course combines four core modules with two option modules which, along with your dissertation, allow you to specialise in your preferred area of sociological research. In the core modules you will explore some of the main problems of contemporary societies, such as environmental change, terrorism, or the role of the media, together with analysis of theoretical developments in sociology in recent decades. You will gain a deeper understanding of the practical applications of sociological research in the public context. The option modules provide the opportunity for more intense specialisation in areas of sociological research in which department staff are currently active. As well as specific knowledge of contemporary sociology this degree will develop your skills of critical analysis and broaden your understanding of societies and social issues. The course will equip you with the ability to describe and discuss theories, concepts and research findings in sociology and to present ideas in a concise and critical fashion. By developing your practical transferable skills, the course provides an excellent basis for entering employment in a range of sectors within the UK and other parts of the world. The MA is also a foundation for those wishing to progress to a PhD.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,740 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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