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About

The Sociology programme of the University of Aberdeen provides you with theoretical and methodological concepts in sociology to think critically about issues affecting society.

Overview

At a Glance

Sociology is the study of people and societies, with particular emphasis on modern urban settings. The subject overlaps with other related disciplines such as politics, international relations, anthropology, economics, history, human geography and psychology. The subject brings understanding from analysis to understand cause and effect across law, religion, migration, prejudice and discrimination, gender, love, family, war, peace. This broad focus is also reflected in the research interests of Aberdeen Sociology staff who specialise in areas as diverse as global conflict and peace studies, religion and secularisation, global political economy, identities and well-being and the relationship between humans and other animals.

The Sociology programme of the University of Aberdeen is designed for you if you have a background in sociology or if you wish to extend your knowledge of the subject into the postgraduate level. It will also work well as a conversion degree for you with little or no previous experience of Sociology. The programme covers the core theoretical and methodological concepts and debates in sociology and offers a series of elective courses that reflect the department’s expertise and current research.

You will gain an advanced understanding of the theoretical and methodological approaches to contemporary sociology. You will develop an awareness of the key empirical areas of research in sociology and their implications for social policy and social change.

Careers

  • Non government organisations
  • Charities
  • Private and public sectors
  • Research
  • Academia
  • Consultancy

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Social Theory
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods in Social Science
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Dimensions of Globalization
  • The Comparative Study of European Societies
  • Sex, Gender, Violence: Critical Approaches

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines for applicants applying for full-time on campus postgraduate taught degrees starting in January will be confirmed shortly.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with a 2:1 standard from a recognised university or body
  • Applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience appropriate to the field of study. Also taken into careful consideration is the trajectory of results, an applicant without an overall 2.1 but with 2.1 results in their final two years of study may be admitted
  • English Language Requirements
  • A degree certificate showing your qualifications
  • A full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
  • Personal Statement
  • Two reference letters, one of which should be from your university discussing your academic ability

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10600 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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.

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