Sociology at Newcastle has a solid track record of excellence in research-grounded postgraduate studies.
Throughout the Sociology and Social Research programme from Newcastle University you will gain:
- an appreciation of the theoretical traditions that influence and shape sociology as a discipline
- an awareness of the philosophical principles and epistemological frameworks that underpin all social enquiry
- an understanding of social divisions as structures of power and inequality
- an understanding of the profound transformations in contemporary society and the implications of this for understanding collective and individual agency
- a strong practical grounding in a range of research methods and awareness of the epistemological consequences of methodological issues and choices
Many of our graduates go on to study funded PhDs, others have pursued careers in:
- the corporate and financial sectors
- international and national non-governmental organisations
- regulatory bodies such as environmental agencies
Find out about the staff who will be teaching you.
As a core component of the ESRC North East Doctoral Training Centre, our UK and European students benefit from the support of the most prestigious funding scheme in the country.
Modules typically include a diverse range of approaches, including lectures, seminars, workshops, exercises and student presentations. Assessment is by continuous assessment only. The programme involves a dissertation on a sociological topic. You will work on this with a dedicated member of staff who will be your dissertation supervisor during your MA.
This programme is taught and based on the Newcastle campus. Teaching sessions happen at different times of the day to benefit the needs of both full and part time students. Contact and independent study times will vary depending on the modules chosen. You are typically expected to attend an average of three to four modules per week and pursue weekly independent study.
We aim for small groups of students which will enable constructive discussion and analysis. Some modules are seminar-based whilst others offer a combination of lectures and seminars. You are normally assessed through coursework and exam although modules may vary.
You are also welcome to attend the Sociology Seminar Series. At these events national and international speakers present their work to members of the subject area.
- Thinking about Research
- Information Skills
- Dissertation Preparation
- Qualitative Methodology in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Quantitative Methods
- Social Divisions and Inequality
- Being, Belonging and Identity
- The Sociology of Technology: Materialities and Agency
- Theories of Society, Power and Politics
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology View 253 other Masters in Social Work in United Kingdom
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a sociology/policy discipline such as:
- organisational studies
- cultural studies; media studies
- film studies
- human geography
International18600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK Part time: £4,050
Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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