Postgraduate Social Studies degrees

Social studies encompasses the huge areas of politics and social science. Whether you want to further your knowledge or change direction in your studies to pursue a career or passion, there are a large range of courses to choose from, some available part-time or through distance learning. 

115 universities in the UK offer 769 postgraduate social studies degrees.

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Anthropology and Sociology MPhil

Anthropology and Sociology MPhil

In the first year, every MPhil student is appointed a three-person research committee comprising a principal supervisor, a second supervisor and the Research Tutor. MPhil students attend the weekly Research...Read more
(4.1)
  • 36 months Full time degree: £4155 per year (UK/EU)
  • 72 months Part time degree: £2078 per year (UK/EU)

Intercultural Communication in the Creative Industries MA

Intercultural Communication in the Creative Industries MA

This brand new MA is perfect for multilingual students who want a career in the creative industries. In our cosmopolitan global culture talented people with multilingual skills are increasingly sought...Read more
(5)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £7200 full course fees (UK/EU)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £7200 per year (UK/EU)

Psychological Research Methods MRes

Psychological Research Methods MRes

This course provides extensive training if you are looking to develop a broad range of transferable skills relevant to independent research and beyond. The course has been designed specifically to prepare...Read more
(4.4)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £6500 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £3250 per year (UK/EU)
Modules
  • Advanced Experimentation and Statistics- Core
  • Observational Methods- Core
  • Psychometrics: Developing Psychometric Scales Development in Research and Practice- Core
  • Qualitative Research Design and Analysis- Core
  • Research and Professional Skills- Core
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Language and Intercultural Communication MA

Language and Intercultural Communication MA

This course provides a broad-based approach to the study of language both as a cultural resource and a cultural practice. The programme makes use of a variety of different analytic approaches ranging...Read more
(4.2)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £7150 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £7150 per year (UK/EU)

Criminology and Criminal Justice MA

Criminology and Criminal Justice MA

This course examines in-depth criminology and criminal justice practice in the UK. The course is led by a team of research active lecturers who maintain strong links in the field and have on-going experience...Read more
(4.3)
  • 3 years Part time degree

Religion and Society MSc

Religion and Society MSc

This course will provide students with an advanced sociological understanding of the reciprocal interactions of religion and society, with particular focus on the modern west. The programme is ideal either...Read more
(3.9)
  • 12 months Full time degree: £4500 per year (UK/EU)
  • 24 months Part time degree: £2250 per year (UK/EU)

Women and Child Abuse MA

Women and Child Abuse MA

The course is ideal for those who are working in specialised services for women and children who have experienced violence, in policymaking or delivery at local, regional or national levels, or are wishing...Read more
(4.2)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £7965 full course fees (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £7965 full course fees (UK/EU)

Demography and Health PGDip

Demography and Health PGDip

This course aims to provide a broad training in the theories and methods of demography and population sciences and their application to health, social welfare and economic development. ...Read more
(4)
  • 5 years Online degree

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice MA

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice MA

Security is a major contemporary preoccupation; criminal law and criminal justice are key responses. This postgraduate degree in criminal law and criminal justice offers an exciting, challenging and distinctive...Read more
(4.4)
  • 12 months Full time degree
  • 24 months Part time evening degree

Sociology MA

Sociology MA

The course uniquely encourages considering contemporary debates through an attention to the local area and includes opportunities to carry out research in collaboration with organisations and research partners. ...Read more
(4.2)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £7860 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £7860 per year (UK/EU)

Ageing and Dementia Studies PhD

Ageing and Dementia Studies PhD

This programme will provide a dedicated route for high calibre students who (may have a specific research aim in mind and) are ready to carry out independent research leading to postdoctoral status. ...Read more
(4.6)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)
  • 5 years Part time degree: £2061 per year (UK/EU)

Social Research Skills with Specialisms PGDip

Social Research Skills with Specialisms PGDip

This course provide advanced training in social research skills and policy evaluation in subject areas informed by social policy concerns. Modules on quantitative and qualitative methods and policy evaluation...Read more
(4)
  • 1 year Distance without attendance degree: £5150 full course fees (UK/EU)

Youth Justice Community Safety and Applied Criminology MA

Youth Justice Community Safety and Applied Criminology MA

The MA Youth Justice, Community Safety and Applied Criminology degree is designed for people working or seeking to work in the area of crime and criminal justice. It offers a detailed understanding of...Read more
(4)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £7200 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £7200 per year (UK/EU)

Youth Work and Community Learning and Development MA

Youth Work and Community Learning and Development MA

This innovative course responds to the demands of the field and our undergraduate alumni to produce an enhanced current and critical exploration of youth work and community learning and development practice. ...Read more
(4.4)
  • 2 years Part time degree

Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc

Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc

This degree is for independent, critical thinkers who want to work, or are working, within criminal justice or want to undertake further research. Many of our students have undergraduate criminology degrees,...Read more
(3.9)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £9500 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £4750 per year (UK/EU)

Criminology MA

Criminology MA

This course is for both recent graduates and practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of the debates surrounding crime and the criminal justice system. The course offers an exciting opportunity...Read more
(4.1)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £7500 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £7500 per year (UK/EU)

Childhood Studies MA

Childhood Studies MA

This course involves drawing on sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, philosophy, human geography and inclusive education among others, this programme will give them an understanding of the lives...Read more
(4.1)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £6750 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £6750 per year (UK/EU)

Geography and Palaeoecology (Environmental Change) PhD

Geography and Palaeoecology (Environmental Change) PhD

Our research focuses on how Earths environments have changed, or are changing, over a range of timescales. Our aim is to maximise intellectual excellence in our research by building on strong biological-ecological,...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £3466 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £3466 per year (UK/EU)

Criminology MPhil

Criminology MPhil

The School of Social and Political Sciences benefits from an active research base ensuring that staff are involved in current debates and that you are made aware of relevant developments and issues. ...Read more
(4.2)
  • variable - to suit the learner Full time degree: £4600 per year (UK/EU)
  • variable - to suit the learner Part time degree: £2300 per year (UK/EU)

PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology

PG Cert Criminology and Criminal Psychology

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology offers an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to work within a variety of occupations across both public and private...Read more
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  • 8 months Online degree: £3000 per year (UK/EU)
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