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Sociology

Newcastle University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
18000 GBP/year
7800 GBP/year
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About

The Sociology programme from Newcastle University equips you with an awareness and understanding of the theoretical traditions and concepts that shape Sociology as a discipline. A dissertation and a variety of taught options provide you with an in-depth opportunity to engage with key sociological issues and approaches.

Overview

Sociology at Newcastle has a solid track record of excellence in research-grounded postgraduate studies. 

This Sociology programme from Newcastle University gives you an understanding of the philosophical principles that underpin social inquiry and also equips you with the ability to integrate material across a range of disciplines.

You will also gain:

  • knowledge in key areas of sociology including identity, citizenship, social transformation, social inequalities, sexuality, health and others
  • an understanding of the variety of philosophical principles and epistemological frameworks that underpin approaches to social inquiry
  • an understanding of the way social divisions are generated as structures of power and patterns of inequality, and how these are reproduced and transformed over time

Many of our graduates go on to study funded PhDs, others have pursued careers in:

  • the corporate and financial sectors
  • international organisations, such as the United Nations and the European Union
  • international and national non-governmental organisations
  • regulatory bodies
  • environmental agencies

Find out about our staff who will be teaching you.

Delivery

Students take a mixture of compulsory and optional modules. You also complete a dissertation  which will allow you to develop your ability to design, execute and write up a piece of original research in sociology. During your dissertation you will work with a dedicated member of staff who will be your dissertation supervisor.

This course is taught and based on the Newcastle campus. Teaching sessions happen at different times of the day to benefit the needs of both full and part time students.

Contact and independent study times will vary depending on the modules chosen. You are typically expected to attend an average of three to four modules per week and pursue weekly independent study. We aim for small groups of students which will enable constructive discussion and analysis. Some modules are seminar-based whilst others offer a combination of lectures and seminars. You are normally assessed through coursework and exam although modules may vary.

You are also welcome to attend the Sociology Seminar Series. At these events national and international speakers present their work to members of the subject area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Divisions and Inequality
  • Being, Belonging and Identity
  • The Sociology of Technology: Materialities and Agency
  • Theories of Society, Power and Politics 
  • The Nature of Explanation and Enquiry
  • Thinking about Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a sociology/policy discipline such as:

  • criminology
  • organisational studies
  • cultural studies
  • media studies
  • film studies
  • human geography

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU Part time: £3,900

Funding

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