The Sociology degree from University of Birmingham has a strong theoretical core, which critically examines the major sociological traditions as tools for understanding contemporary social transformations. We will take these traditions and combine them with cutting edge theoretical frames to explain social phenomenon that are reshaping our societies, such as: the rise of new technologies and social media; the rise of new forms of populist politics; widening socio economic inequalities; increasing forms of individualisation.
The programme will appeal to those who want to better understand complex shifts and transformations within our societies. Alongside social theory, the MA Sociology programme offers a suite of optional modules that examine a range of social issues and divisions, such as crime, migration, poverty and inequality, race and ethnicity. You will approach these issues by pursuing distinctively sociological questions of the relationships between individuals, groups, institutions and wider social processes; the dynamics of stability and change and the distribution of power. This will be paralleled by training in the analysis of empirical sociological research, the design of research programmes and the methods for collecting, interpreting and presenting sociological data.
This programme will equip you with critical reasoning and analytical skills that are valued across a range careers, including social and market research, policy and campaigns, the media, charities and the voluntary sector as well as providing a basis for doctoral study.
- Transforming Identities
- Transforming Societies
- The Third Sector and Social Policy
- Migration, Super diversity, Policy and Practice
- Policy Futures: Theories and Concepts in International Policymaking
- Globalisation, International Migration & Citizenship
- 12 months
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- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesAnthropology Sociology Public Policy View 344 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
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- For entry onto this programme you will normally have an undergraduate degree of at least a 2:1. Applicants with a 2:2 degree classification will be considered on a case by case basis, if you have extensive related work experience.
- Speakers of English as a second language will be required to hold an IELTs 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band or equivalent qualification.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21150 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National10170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10170 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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