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Sociology (Political and Economic Sociology)

University of Cambridge

M.Phil.
9 months
Duration
28383 GBP/year
14688 GBP/year
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About

This MPhil Sociology (Political and Economic Sociology) at the University of Cambridge is designed to give students a basic understanding of major themes and debates in political and economic sociology. There are four core substantive modules on political and economic sociology that students are expected to attend, taught by Dr Manali Desai, Dr Teije Donker, Dr Stuart Hogarth and Dr Jeff Miley.

Overview

With the Sociology (Political and Economic Sociology) at the University of Cambridge Students have the option of doing one of their coursework essays on a topic taught on any sociology MPhil module (for instance, media, culture, globalisation or reproduction); all of the rest of the coursework essays and the dissertation (based on original research) must relate to the political and economic sociology options.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme students should have:
  • an advanced understanding of current sociological research on selected topics;
  • skills necessary to conduct independent social research and experience in their use;
  • an ability to apply and develop modern social theory with respect to empirical topics;
  • a deeper understanding of their chosen specialist area, including command of the literature and current research; and
  • the ability to situate their own research within current developments in the field.

Continuing

Students are encouraged to proceed to the department's PhD programme, provided they reach a high level of achievement in all parts of the course. MPhil students who would like to continue to the PhD would normally need to have a final mark of at least 70 per cent overall and 70 per cent on the dissertation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marxist critique of capitalism; 
  • Weber’s theory of legitimacy; 
  • The transition from feudalism to capitalism; 
  • The emergence of the modern state; 
  • Theories of the capitalist state; 
  • Class structure and class formation under capitalism; 
  • The rise of democracy and dictatorship;

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

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 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
110 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree.
  • If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.
  • We require a previous academic background in sociology or related subject areas such as politics and economics. This course is not suitable for people new to the discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28383 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28383 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14688 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14688 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.

Funding

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