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Sociology and Demography

University of Oxford

21 months
Duration
24450 GBP/year
13600 GBP/year
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About

The Sociology and Demography programme at the University of Oxford introduces students to contemporary theories and research methods on the intersection of sociology and demography. This advanced 21-month programme takes a life-course and multilevel approach, aiming to integrate micro and macro issues in analysing social problems and the causes and consequences of population change.

Overview

The Sociology and Demography offered at the University of Oxford will provide you with a solid foundation for a wide range of careers, including those in academia, preparing you for doctoral work in sociology and demography and research-intense jobs.

Graduates often continue with a DPhil at Oxford or doctoral studies at highly-ranked US and continental programmes. Others find placement in research-intensive occupations in the public sector (eg national statistical offices, government departments and regional/local authorities), in international organisations, think tanks, and in private sector occupations in which quantitative skills are highly valued (consulting, market research, health research, social research, and insurance companies).

Supervision

The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Department of Sociology and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Department of Sociology.

Graduate destinations

Graduates often continue with a DPhil at Oxford or doctoral studies at highly-ranked US and continental programmes. But the Department of Sociology also celebrates the substantial number of its graduates who find placement in research-intensive occupations in the public sector (eg national statistical offices, government departments and regional/local authorities), in international organisations, think tanks, and in private sector occupations in which quantitative skills are highly valued (consulting, market research, health research, social research, and insurance companies).

Programme Structure

The MPhil programme has the following components:

  • Sociological Analysis paper taught in the first year through lectures and seminars, assessed by an unseen examination
  • Demographic Analysis paper taught in the first year through lectures, seminars and computer labs, assessed through a combination of examination and assignments
  • Life Course Research paper taught in the first year through lectures, seminars and computer labs, assessed through a combination of methods
  • Statistical Methods paper taught in the first year through lectures and computer labs, assessed through a combination of a test and assignments
  • Research Design paper taught in the first year through lectures, assessed via a combination of methods
  • Two optional papers over both years of the MPhil, normally taught through eight weekly classes/seminars for each paper and assessed by unseen examination or appropriate coursework

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
110

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
110

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
    • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24450 GBP per year during 21 months.
  • National

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13600 GBP per year during 21 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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