University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Sociology and Social Policy

This programme offers you advanced-level training in sociology and social policy. You will study sociological concepts, such as gender, class, inequality, interest, modernity, globalisation, and link them to social policy concepts, such as health, well-being, social welfare, social risk and the welfare state. Throughout, our perspective on these topics will be global; we use social theory and concepts to understand societies around the globe, comparing richer and poorer regions. All students will receive a thorough methods education, and if you want to specialise in methods you can choose our research methods pathway.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a relevant discipline. In some circumstances, professional qualifications are considered.

Course modules

Modules from (depending on pathway): Understanding Modernity; International Social Policy; Understanding Social Change; International Social Welfare; Philosophy of Social Science Research; Research Design and Practice; Quantitative Methods; Qualitative Methods; Project Modules 1 and 2 (from a range of specialist options) Plus dissertation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Postgraduate Taught Admissions - Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology
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