The Sociology research programme from Abertay University will prepare you for a rewarding career as an academic and researcher, as well as opening up opportunities for a diverse range of careers outside of academia, for example, in formulating policy.
Sociology’s postgraduate culture centres on students completing an MA by Research; MPhil or PhD.
As an Abertay researcher, you will collaborate across disciplines with colleagues from other divisions. We have been a key partner in a number of large European grants specifically examining the interaction between technology, society and social innovation, as well as exploring social network dynamics for collective awareness.
Division staff have supervised a wide range of projects some of which have entailed partnership with non-academic user groups in the domains of:
Policy sociology – health, education, youth, environment, influencing public policy, communities and professional practice.
Criminal justice – influencing policing and criminal justice stakeholders.
Media, arts and cultural industries – centring on digital design processes, media educationalists, artists and curators.
Collaborations exist with criminal justice and policing researchers through the inter-university Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR), the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), and with media educationalists through the Association for Media Education in Scotland (AMES).
More informationVisit official programme website
What does a research degree involve?
- As a postgraduate research student, you will carry out an original, independent research and/or practice-based project, whilst being guided and supported by a team of expert academic supervisors.
- As you do this, you will benefit from an extensive programme of researcher development tailored to your background, needs and future ambitions. This will in turn help you develop the skills required to deliver research excellence.
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSociology View 378 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
- The minimum entry requirement for all our research degrees is an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) at undergraduate level in an appropriate discipline and/or a Master’s degree.
- In some cases, appropriate professional or experiential learning may be considered in combination with a lower classification of Honours degree.
International12750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA4389 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4389 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Scottish and EU (Part-Time): £2195
- England, N Ireland & Wales (Full-Time / Part-Time): £4389 / £2195
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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