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Compare MA Degrees in Sociology in United Kingdom 2019

Sociology programs provide an in-depth look at the functions and organization of society. Topics such as class, crime, race and gender, and culture are usually studied during a sociology program. Courses in economics, history, and philosophy may also be required.

Top Master of Art Programs in Sociology in United Kingdom 2019

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Cardiff Metropolitan University

The socio-cultural study of sport has become ever more significant. Drawing upon two major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this degree focuses up ... [+]

Course Overview

The socio-cultural study of sport has become ever more significant. Drawing upon two major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this degree focuses upon the sociology and ethics (philosophy) of sport, distinguishing this from other socio-cultural related sport programmes. The course content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in the assessment that allows students to pursue and develop individual interests. In most cases, students' crafting of these ideas are applied to future career aspirations.

Learning & Teaching

All modules, with the exception of the independent research project (dissertation) module, are 20 credits. Allocated teaching timetabled (contact time) delivery for such modules usually equals a minimum of 30 hours of time supplemented with up to 60 hours of directed study time and 60 hours of independent study time. Contact time is usually made up of lectures, seminars, individual and group tutorials. Specific teaching methods include group discussion, individual reflection, video analysis, reading reviews and fieldwork tasks, make up the seminar tasks and lead lecture content. Student learning is supported through the use of virtual learning environment, Moodle, which provides additional resources to complement the reading lists. All students have access to a personal tutor (normally the programme director).... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

This new programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts. You will explore key them ... [+]

Overview

Duration: 2 years

Start of programme: April / October

Mode of Attendance: Online

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies?

Recent political shifts in Muslim majority countries have put Muslim minorities in the spotlight and impacted upon their relationship with their host societies. This programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts.

You will explore the varieties of religious interpretations and practices that have resulted in issues and challenges arising uniquely within different Muslim minority communities and the key themes of:... [-]

United Kingdom London
April 2019
Full-time
2 years
Online
SOAS University of London

The MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive specialized research training in Migration and Diaspora Studies, includi ... [+]

MA Migration and Diaspora Studies and Intensive Language

Duration: 2 years full time, 4 years part-time

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for? Students who wish to know more about the transnational nature of the modern world; Students who wish to continue their anthropological study at a postgraduate level and engage in critical contemporary theory; Students who wish to understand cultural transformation from a global perspective; Students who come from other disciplines, such as Law or Politics, and now wish to incorporate an anthropological perspective on issues of migration and diaspora. Students with a degree in social anthropology wishing to pursue more specialist migration and diaspora related topics along with regional or language-based study Students without a previous degree in Anthropology looking for an MA conversion degree to serve as a qualification for pursuing a further research degree in issues relating to migration and diaspora. ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
London South Bank University

Part-time Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Diploma (PgDip) or Masters (MA) course in Housing Studies; aimed at those looking to work in Housing or already working in Ho ... [+]

PgCert/PgDip/MA Housing Studies is a professionally-oriented course that will extend your professional knowledge and ability to perform at a senior level in the housing and housing-related professions.

Good quality housing is one of the most basic necessities in producing thriving communities and ensuring the health and well-being of individuals, so the job market around housing provides plenty of opportunities to graduates.

Top reasons to study this course Unique offering: The only Housing Studies programme offering both an undergraduate and Masters programme in the South East region. CIH accredited: Full professional accreditation. Employment-focused: Develops the knowledge and skills required to work as a professional in practice. Employer links: The team works closely with employers on placements, teaching and more. Flexible: Study options include both full and part-time. Expert academics: Dedicated, passionate and experienced academics. ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Middlesex University London

The use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco has become a major concern for most governments across the world. This has resulted in increasing international and European collabo ... [+]

This master's degree is designed for those who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of these drug and alcohol issues, including policies and interventions, within a comparative context. It is relevant to policymakers and practitioners, and to students and researchers working in, associated with, or preparing to enter this field.

Over the course of the programme, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to investigate and analyse drug and alcohol use, problem use, addiction, and their responses, from a multi-disciplinary and cross-national perspective.

The master is being run jointly by four universities: Middlesex University; Aarhus University (Denmark); University del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogardo" (Italy); and Universitas Miguel Hernandez de Elche-Alicante (Spain). With access to a group of European teachers and students, you will have opportunities to share research findings as well as experiences and personal knowledge about your own countries. You will also have the chance to study in partner universities or undertake placements in Europe and international agencies and gain career development through utilising work-based learning approaches and internships.... [-]

United Kingdom London UK Online
August 2019
Part-time
Campus
Middlesex University London

This master's degree offers a contemporary and interdisciplinary focus on migration and related socio-political and policy issues, combining theoretical, methodological a ... [+]

This master's degree offers a contemporary and interdisciplinary focus on migration and related socio-political and policy issues, combining theoretical, methodological and practice-oriented training relevant to a number of career routes in academia, policymaking, the public sector, the community sector, and NGOs.

It features a wide range of study options from disciplines such as law, politics, and sociology, as well as incorporating opportunities to undertake field trips, placements and internships, both locally and internationally.

Upon completion of the programme, you will:

Have the theoretical and methodological means to explore critically the different aspects of migration studies... [-]

United Kingdom London UK Online
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Westminster

We live in an age where almost everything of what we do is connected to data. Big data and datafication - the increasing transformation of multiple aspects of everyday li ... [+]

Course summary

We live in an age where almost everything of what we do is connected to data. Big data and datafication - the increasing transformation of multiple aspects of everyday lives into digital data - pose great opportunities but also risks for contemporary societies. This new MA course addresses, explores and creatively utilises this transformation. We place an emphasis on current and future technologies and practices such as algorithms, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, data analytics and data mining, the Internet of Things, and others.

This multidisciplinary course brings together media/communication studies and computer science. It combines hands-on and applied approaches with theoretical learning and critical analysis. It will encourage collaboration, creative practice, group work and problem-based learning. You will apply tools and technologies to your own data challenges and projects, including from your existing professional or cultural, political, social and economic environments. The course also features optional modules from a range of disciplines across the University: Media and Communication Studies, Law, Computer Science, Politics and International Relations, Cultural Studies.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Core modules provide a comprehensive basis to progress to advanced training in research methods. You will be able to undertake advanced subject-specific training in our a ... [+]

Overview

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

It is part of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which recognises the importance of bringing cutting-edge expert knowledge to the heart of doctoral training.

Core modules provide a comprehensive basis to progress to advanced training in research methods. You will be able to undertake advanced subject-specific training in our areas of expertise, providing a wide range of opportunities to deepen and broaden your skills.

Primarily aimed at students following an ESRC-funded pathway onto a PhD, this course may also be suitable if you are intending to apply for +3 ESRC funding (to cover a PhD) or are interested in developing a wide range of social science research skills. It will also prepare you for research posts in academic, voluntary, private and third-sector settings.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider socie ... [+]

Overview

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

You will develop the following skills, and the ability to apply them to practical research contexts:

Comprehension of the principles of research design and strategy, including an understanding of how to formulate research questions for empirical investigation Appreciation of alternative approaches to research Understanding of a broad range of research methods (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) and the use of appropriate software for their application Advanced research skills and techniques relevant to your field of study Research management techniques, including data management, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics Understanding of the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design, and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques Solid grounding in the basics of probability and a critical understanding of the scientific method and the nature of reflexivity Application of good ethical practice across the entire research process ... [-]
United Kingdom Nottingham
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

This course explores recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape, and what these mean for individuals and groups accessing their human rights. ... [+]

Overview

This course explores recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape, and what these mean for individuals and groups accessing their human rights.

Demand for various forms of expertise on human rights, citizenship and identities is rapidly expanding as governments, international agencies, non-governmental and private sector organisations become increasingly sensitive to, and interested in questions about rights and identities.

In the current global context, national versions of citizenship have reached crisis point. Yet what does it mean to think of yourself as a global citizen? This course investigates critical global issues such as war, migration, climate change, credit crunch, nationalism, global media, sex tourism, modern slavery, gender and sexuality, and contemporary racism.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 24 months
Campus
Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences

The MA Sociology at NTU has a distinctive and specialist focus on Public Sociology. This is a course that enables you to link theory, research and practice, develop in-de ... [+]

The course offers you an exciting opportunity to study sociology at an advanced and specialised level with a distinctive focus on the tradition and contemporary forms of public sociology.

The MA Sociology at NTU has a distinctive and specialist focus on Public Sociology. This is a course that enables you to link theory, research and practice, develop in-depth knowledge and insights as well as gain the practical experience needed to build your skills as a Public Sociologist.

Public Sociology awakens and empowers your sociological imagination by connecting what you study with the social issues and challenges faced by contemporary civil society. It not only gives you the opportunity to develop advanced and specialist knowledge of sociological theory and research: it supports and challenges you to use this knowledge in ways that directly benefit others. The course is designed and delivered by academic professionals with expertise in carrying out research for and with many different clients, groups and communities.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus