University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Contemporary Sociology

This programme provides students with an up-to-date, advanced training in Sociology, focusing in particular on contemporary theories, themes and debates. There are opportunities to specialise in particular areas of sociology.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant social science subject, but under certain circumstances, other qualifications may be recognised.

Course modules

Core modules: Issues in contemporary society; research in context i; debates in contemporary sociology; research in context ii; dissertation; optional modules: sociology of sport; technology, culture and communication; race and ethnicity; sociology of risk; gender and consumer culture; international migration; health and inequality; political sociology.

Assessment methods

Courses are assessed by essay and project work. A 10,000-15,000 word dissertation is also required


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 252 2750