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 OutcomesUpon 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.
ContinuingStudents 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.
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- 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;
- 9 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSociology View 391 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
- 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.
International28383 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 28383 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
EU/EEA14688 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14688 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
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