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Sociology  MA

Overview

City's Sociology MA offers a contemporary overview of sociology, taught by leading specialists in their field.

Our internationally-renowned staff cover a wide range of research areas and scholarly interests including globalisation, migration, gender relations, communication, race, culture, identity, human rights and criminology.

The course is well suited if you who wish to extend, deepen, update and sharpen your knowledge and understand current developments in sociology, and to undertake an extended piece of original research.

You will cover significant recent developments in sociology, enabling you to specialise in particular areas of interest, develop your critical skills and advance your knowledge of modern sociology.  

You will analyse the ways in which societies work, and develop skills in critical social understanding and techniques of social enquiry and communication.

The research techniques you develop will enable you to assemble, interpret and use a wide range of social data.

Scholarships

  • UK/EU students who apply for this course will be eligible for a £1,500 scholarship on a first-come first-served basis. All UK/EU applicants to this course will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

 

 

Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000 (2014 entry)
  • Full-time Non EU: £12,000 (2014 entry)
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Start Date:

22nd September 2014

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Students will normally have a first or upper second class honours degree, although applications from students with significant professional experience in a related field of employment or research will be considered.

Other Suitable Qualifications

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Science. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

English Requirements

If your first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:
  • IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test).

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.

Please click the links below for more information:

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake a part-time course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Start Date:
22nd September 2014
Duration:
Full-time - one year (with an additional three months to submit dissertation, if required)

Course Content

This course offers a contemporary overview of sociology, taught by leading specialists in their field. Our internationally-renowned staff cover a wide range of research areas and scholarly interests including globalisation, migration, gender relations, communication, race, culture, identity, human rights and criminology.

The MA is well suited to individuals who wish to extend, deepen, update and sharpen their knowledge and understand current developments in sociology, and to undertake an extended piece of original research. You will cover significant recent developments in sociology, enabling you to specialise in particular areas of interest, develop your critical skills and advance your knowledge of modern sociology.
 
You will analyse the ways in which societies work,  and develop skills in critical social understanding and techniques of social enquiry and communication. The research techniques you develop will enable you to assemble, interpret and use a wide range of social data.

Course Structure

You complete six taught modules: three core modules and three electives. You also take part in a dissertation workshop and produce a dissertation over the summer.

Core modules:

Elective modules - choose three from:

NB. Electives module choices are subject to availability.

Read the full 2014 programme specification.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching

We will teach you through a combination of lectures, classes and seminars, taking place in the first and second academic periods (September-April).

Assessment

The majority of postgraduate sociology modules are assessed by 100% coursework. However, some modules outside of the department may have different assessment methods so please check carefully. You are required to obtain a minimum pass mark of 50% in all assessment components.

Dissertation

The dissertation of 15,000 words accounts for one-third of the total marks for the MA degree.

Read the full 2014 programme specification.

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £9,000 (2014 entry)
  • Full-time Non EU: £12,000 (2014 entry)

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

Scholarships

UK/EU students who apply for this course will be eligible for a £1,500 scholarship on a first-come first-served basis. All UK/EU applicants to this course will be automatically considered for this scholarship. 

International students can apply for the School of Arts and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarship for this course.

Bursaries

Career Prospects

82 percent of City's Sociology graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of completing their course.

Former students have gone on to secure prestigious and highly competitive posts in the public sector, social policy research think tanks and international organisations.

Application Deadline

There is no fixed application deadline. Applications will close when the course is full, so you are encouraged to apply early.


MA Sociology

To apply for one of our Sociology courses you will need to submit:

  • A completed application form (either electronically or by post)
  • Two references (at least one should be from an academic referee)
  • A certified copy of your undergraduate academic results and degree certificate
  • Proof of English proficiency (if you are not a native English speaker, or someone who has not been taught in English for their first degree subject)
Applicants are encouraged to apply online and either upload or email scanned copies of their supporting documents for convenience.

The application form and reference form can also be downloaded via the following link:

If you require a hard copy of the application pack (containing an application form and reference forms) then please email your name, address and the name of the programme to the Programme Administrator along with your request.

Return the completed form to:
Tatiana Dias
Department of Sociology
School of Social Sciences
City University
Northampton Square
LONDON
EC1V 0HB