University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


This course helps you think systematically about the social world, the changes taking place and what those changes mean for societies of the future. You�ll analyse social problems at a local, national and global level. Core modules cover theoretical concepts and methods in sociology. We focus on major contemporary social problems. Optional modules are based on research we�re doing into various important topics. You�ll write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in sociology, social policy, development studies, international relations, political science or a related subject; if students don't have a degree in this area but have relevant work experience, get in touch with us to discuss. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: these include: explorations in contemporary social change; foundations of sociological inquiry; qualitative methods; quantitative methods. Optional modules: the list includes: what it means to be human; men, masculinities and gender relations; sociology of the new genetics; intimacy and personal relationships; cultural theory; sociology of whiteness.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed on coursework and exams; students also write a 15000-word disseration.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 6402