University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Sociology and Social Policy

This course enables students to combine advanced level training in sociology and social policy; there are 3 available pathways: quantitative, qualitative, and substantive; the course teaches students how to formulate research questions in specific research contexts, select and use appropriate methods of data collection and analysis, manipulate and critically evaluate key concepts and issues, and present results in a systematic way.

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline; in some circumstances, professional qualifications considered

Course modules

Modules are selected from: key debates in social policy; philosophy of Social Science Research, methodology and research design; project modules 1 and 2 (from a range of options); the mixed economy of welfare delivery; qualitative research methods; understanding modernity; understanding social change; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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