University of York

University of York


Supervision can be drawn from the Department's expanding range of expertise in: Criminology; conversation analysis; social media; sociology of health and the body; science and technology studies; gender; anomalous experience; culture and consumption. Although this is not a taught course students do have the option of taking modules and research methods training where appropriate, although this is not compulsory.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 or international equivalent in the relevant subject. Those who have, or are soon to complete, a degree in sociology or cognate discipline, or whose degree major contained a significant proportion of sociology units, are eligible to apply. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Assessment methods

The 25,000-word thesis must be completed within a 12 month period (full time) and demonstrate good evidence of the candidate's ability to critically investigate a specific field of study, using solid and appropriate research methodology, written to a high standard of presentation.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 324743