Sociology and Social Policy, M.Sc. | University of Southampton | Southampton, United Kingdom
12 months
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24200 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

Explore how society works and discover the causes of social inequality at this Sociology and Social Policy MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. Here at the University of Southampton, you'll learn about issues such as globalisation, gender and class, and understand how they relate to social policy concepts. These include health, social risk and the welfare state.

Overview

Course Details

At this Sociology and Social Policy MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of: 

  • the main themes and debates in sociology and how to use them to analyse social issues 
  • the main issues in the philosophy of social science 
  • conceptual debates in social policy 
  • qualitative and quantitative research methods, and data analysis techniques 
  • designing and conducting independent research in sociology or social policy 

When you apply for this course, we’ll ask you to choose one of the 3 following pathways to reflect your personal interests or career plans. There is some module variation between pathways, but you’ll gain the same overview of key topics whichever pathway you choose. 

  • Substantive pathway: This focuses on the key concepts of sociology and social policy, and how these relate to contemporary policy issues. 
  • International social policy pathway: This focuses on understanding global social inequality, policy responses, and governance. 
  • Research methods pathway: This focuses on quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Career Opportunities

  • With this degree you’ll be in an ideal position to start a career in social research, public administration or public policy in the public, private or voluntary sector. 
  • You’ll also be well placed to continue your studies at PhD level. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Social Policy
  • Philosophy of Social Science Research
  • Research Design and Practice
  • Understanding Modernity
  • Understanding Social Change
  • Ageing, Health and Well-being
  • Comparative Public Administration
  • Criminal Behaviour
  • Criminal Justice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject, such as: 

  • sociology 
  • social policy 
  • social administration 
  • criminology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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

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University of Southampton
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10000 GBP
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
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3000 GBP
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03 Sep 2024
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50000 INR
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31 Mar 2024
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Various benefits
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30 Mar 2024
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Various benefits
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1000000 INR
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10000 GBP
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31 May 2024
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10000 GBP
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10 Jun 2024
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10000 GBP
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31 May 2024
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5000 EUR
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14 May 2024
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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1652 GBP
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Various benefits
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14 Oct 2024
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Various benefits
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24 May 2024
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8000 GBP
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1500 USD
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01 May 2024
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500 GBP
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31 Aug 2024
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1600 USD
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3000 USD
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30 Jun 2024
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1000 USD
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26 Jun 2024
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90000 AUD
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3000 USD
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31 Dec 2025
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12000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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10000 USD
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20 Aug 2024
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8000 EUR
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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2000 USD
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31 Jul 2024
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2000 USD
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20 Aug 2024
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1500 USD
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15 May 2024
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1500 USD
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31 Mar 2024
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1000 USD
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31 Dec 2024
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3000 USD
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1500 USD
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