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.
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.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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.
DisciplinesSociology View 403 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a sociology/policy discipline such as:
- organisational studies
- cultural studies
- media studies
- film studies
- human geography
Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.
International18000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU Part time: £3,900
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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