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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. 

118 universities in the UK offer 805 postgraduate social studies degrees.

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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
Modules
  • Contemporary Crime and Justice
  • Research Methodology
  • Theorising Crime
  • Negotiated Learning (a topic of your choice)
  • Risk and Dangerousness
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Criminology MSc

Criminology MSc

This programme enable to gain a relevant, in-depth and sophisticated understanding of contemporary criminological theory, as well as the necessary skills to strengthen your competence as a learner and practitioner. ...Read more
(4.1)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £5660 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £5660 per year (UK/EU)

Muslim Minorities in a Global Context MA

Muslim Minorities in a Global Context MA

This new highly interdisciplinary course gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts. Political shifts in Muslim majority...Read more
(4)
  • 5 years Online degree

Criminology and Criminal Justice MPhil

Criminology and Criminal Justice MPhil

The School of Social Sciences provides a stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate training. The emphasis is on small groups, close working relationships between students and supervisors,...Read more
(4.6)
  • 2 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)
  • 3 years Part time degree: £2061 per year (UK/EU)

Anthropological Research Methods MA

Anthropological Research Methods MA

The MA in Anthropological Research Methods (MaRes) may be taken either as a free standing MA or as the first part of a PhD [e.g. as a 1 + 3 research training program]. In either case, the student completes...Read more
(4.1)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £8295 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £4148 per year (UK/EU)
  • 3 years Part time degree: £2765 per year (UK/EU)

Biological Anthropology MSc

Biological Anthropology MSc

Biological Anthropology is the study of evolution and variation in human populations and of the interactions between human biology and environment. This combines our international reputation for anthropology,...Read more
(3.9)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £6000 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £6000 per year (UK/EU)

Demography & Health by Distance Learning Diploma

Demography & Health by Distance Learning Diploma

This is a unique programme that offers professional training in population studies that emphasizes health and social epidemiology. It aims to provide a broad training in the theories and methods of demography...Read more
(4.3)
  • 5 years Distance without attendance degree: £10300 per year (UK/EU)

Geography and Palaeoecology (Environmental Change) MPhil

Geography and Palaeoecology (Environmental Change) MPhil

The research course focuses on how Earths environments have changed, or are changing, over a range of timescales. This course aims to maximise intellectual excellence in our research by building on strong...Read more
(4.4)
  • 2 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)

Policing and Cybercrime MSc

Policing and Cybercrime MSc

MSc Policing and Cybercrime combines supervised independent research with specialist training in research methods and academic skills, while also helping students become aware of emerging approaches currently...Read more
(4.4)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £5700 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £5700 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)

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
(3.7)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £7965 full course fees (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £7965 full course fees (UK/EU)

Criminology with Forensic Psychology MA

Criminology with Forensic Psychology MA

This criminology course provides in-depth knowledge of contemporary criminal justice policy, practice and politics in local, national and global contexts. The course will enable you to develop a critical...Read more
(3.6)
  • 1 year Full time degree
  • 2 years Part time degree

Criminology with Forensic Psychology MSc

Criminology with Forensic Psychology MSc

The programme is delivered within the Criminology and Sociology Department in the School of Law, while the forensic psychology component is taught in conjunction with specialist colleagues in the Department...Read more
(4)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £7500 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £7500 per year (UK/EU)

MA Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime

MA Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime

This Masters programme provides an advanced critical insight into current developments in the study of migration, organised crime and human trafficking. As such, this programme is one of the few worldwide...Read more
(4.4)
  • 1 year Full time degree
  • 2 years Part time degree

Criminology and Criminal Psychology MSc

Criminology and Criminal Psychology MSc

The MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme provides you with the conceptual knowledge and skills to open up diverse career paths. Core courses will enable you to develop an understanding of...Read more
(4.2)
  • 12 months Full time degree: £8000 per year (UK/EU)
  • 24 months Part time degree: £8000 per year (UK/EU)

Sociology and Social Research MA

Sociology and Social Research MA

This MA programme: Combines thorough training in social research methods with their application to changes in contemporary society, Develops your understanding on a range of crucial sociological issues,...Read more
(4.5)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £5450 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £5450 per year (UK/EU)

Psychological Research Methods MSc

Psychological Research Methods MSc

This Masters degree provides in-depth training in both the quantitative and qualitative methods employed in contemporary psychological research. It covers: critical appreciation of existing research and...Read more
(4.4)
  • 12 months Full time degree
  • 24 months Part time evening degree

Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route B PhD

Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route B PhD

This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. ...Read more
(3.9)
  • 48 months Full time degree
  • 84 months Part time degree

Youth Work, Health and Community Development Studies MA

Youth Work, Health and Community Development Studies MA

The course offers flexibility with a professional qualification, enabling successful graduates to practice as qualified youth work, health and community development workers in the UK. ...Read more
(3.8)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £5948 full course fees (UK/EU)
  • 3 years Part time degree: £5948 full course fees (UK/EU)

Refugee Studies MA

Refugee Studies MA

This course provides students will study the multiple factors associated with refugee crises and the economic, political, social, cultural, and environment pressures which lie behind the search for asylum. ...Read more
(4.2)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £8100 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £8100 per year (UK/EU)
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