University of York

University of York


Students taking this route are expected to undertake a rigorous piece of independent research working closely with their supervisor; supervision can be drawn from the department's range: criminology; conversation analysis; social media; sociology of health and the body; science and technology studies; gender; anomalous experience; culture and consumption.

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.

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 (Res) Full-time £ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time £ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time £ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Graduate administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323041