MA Sociology

University of Warwick Department of Sociology

Program Description

MA Sociology

University of Warwick Department of Sociology

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MA Sociology

The MA in Social Research offers advanced courses in quantitative and qualitative methodologies for undertaking research in sociology and allied social sciences, while allowing students ample scope to explore their choice of substantive specialist aspects of the discipline.

The degree provides advanced knowledge and systematic understanding of the theoretical issues involved in conceptualising social research of different kinds, and the political and ethical questions which undertaking research investigations involves. It provides thorough, hands-on practical training in both quantitative and qualitative methods, and the skills necessary to design, conduct, analyse and communicate findings. In addition, students have the opportunity to take modules in a range of traditional and cutting-edge specialist fields, and to apply this knowledge, along with their training in methods, to the independent research project that forms the dissertation.

The degree provides the necessary research training required for undertaking a three-year PhD programme in the UK or for seeking employment as a researcher in public, private or third sector organisations. It may also prepare students for work in a range of careers that involve researching social life, and which value analytical ability, the capacity to link theoretical sophistication to empirical research, and a facility for communicating complex ideas and research results to a range of audiences.

The degree warmly welcomes students with existing work experience, and those who wish to develop their knowledge of crucial social issues and who wish to do further their capacity to do research on them. Such issues include social inequality, human-animal interaction, global power relationships, religion and politics, food policy, multicultural life, science and society, educational policy, work and employment, gender and development, and more.

Fees (2014/2015 rates)

Home/EU Students:

  • Full-time £7,050
  • Part-time £3,525

Overseas Students, Band 1:

  • Full-time £15,880
  • Part-time £7,940

Overseas Students, Band 2:

  • Full-time £20,280
  • Part-time £10,140
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Duration

Students can take this MA as one year full time or two years part-time.

Careers

The degree prepares students for work in a range of careers that value analytical ability, the capacity to link theoretical sophistication to empirical examples, and a facility for communicating complex ideas to a range of audiences. We warmly welcome students with existing work experience and those who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and analysis of crucial social issues such as social inequality, human-animal interactions, global power relationships, religion and politics, food policy, multicultural life, science and society, education policy, work and employment, gender and development, and more. Our students go on to a wide range of careers including teaching, media, accountancy, public and charitable sectors. Many of our students also progress to higher degree and PhD studies.

Cost & Fees

Warwick Alumni applying for 2014-15 entry will automatically be eligible to be considered for a Sociology Department Bursary (usually £2,500 for 1 year full-time applicants and £1,250 over 2 years for part-time applicants). There is no separate application process for this, decisions are usually made between July - August each year and successful applicants are notified via email. To be eligible you need to have applied and been offered a place on a Masters Degree in the Sociology Department.

Every year, you can apply for Chevening Scholarships

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have obtained at least upper second class honours in a first degree from an approved institution in Arts or Social Sciences.

Candidates who have professional qualifications in education, social work, medicine/nursing or other health care professions and law, or the equivalent, will also be considered, as will candidates with other suitable work experience who can show evidence of previous work in the area.

Students for whom English is not a first language are required to have gained an IELTS score of at least 6.5. In the first instance, you will need to complete an application form, in duplicate, which may be obtained from the University Graduate Office. The application form should be returned to the Graduate Office after completion. Alternatively, the application form is available on-line via the main University web site. It should be noted that electronic applications still require references, transcripts and, where appropriate, English language qualifications and these may have to be sent by post. Applications should be submitted by early June at the latest for entry the following October.

The postgraduate application form is available online. It should be noted that electronic applications will require references, transcripts and, where appropriate, english language qualifications and research proposals to be sent before they can be considered, and these may have to be sent by post. Applications for taught postgraduate programmes (Diploma and MA/MSc) must also pay a non-refundable application fee of £35 for the on-line application. This does not apply for applicants for taught research degrees.



Last updated April 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
Duration
Duration
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
7,050 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Oct. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Coventry, England
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Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 7,050 GBP
- Home/EU (full-time)