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Sociology and Social Policy MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sociology Social Policy / Administration

Course type


Course Summary

This programme offers you advanced-level training in sociology and social policy. You will study sociological concepts, such as gender, class, inequality, interest, modernity, globalisation, and link them to social policy concepts, such as health, well-being, social welfare, social risk and the welfare state. Throughout, our perspective on these topics will be global; we use social theory and concepts to understand societies around the globe, comparing richer and poorer regions. All students will receive a thorough methods education, and if you want to specialise in methods you can choose our research methods pathway.

Different course options

Full time | Highfield Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Understanding Modernity
International Social Policy
Understanding Social Change
International Social Welfare
Research Design and Practice
Quantitative Methods
Qualitative Methods
Philosophy of Social Science Research

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a relevant discipline. In some circumstances, professional qualifications are considered.

University information

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