MSc SociologyFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Number of places||18|
|Start date||September 2016|
This programme offers you the opportunity to extend your core sociological knowledge and understanding. It also serves to consolidate familiarity with the discipline for those coming from related subject degree backgrounds, but without specialised knowledge of sociology.
The key learning goals are the development of critical use and comprehension of social theory, a grounding in methodologies and techniques of enquiry, and a focus on distinctive, substantive sociological topics, such as ethnicity, multiculturalism, gender, sexuality, religion and culture. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to pursue a sociological project of your choice in greater depth, while still providing close academic supervision.
Fees for 2016/17
Full time fees
Part time fees
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
Funding for 2016/17
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The MSc programme comprises six 12-week taught units and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.
- Contemporary Sociological Theory
- Qualitative Social Research or
- Quantitative Social Research
You will choose no more than three options from the following list:
- Culture, Postmodernity and Religion
- Global Ethnicities
- Globalisation and Culture
- Interpreting Gender
- Theories of Ethnicity and Racism
- Theory and Politics of Muticulturalism
- Popular Music and Society
- Care, Labour and Gender
- Social Class in Contemporary Society
- Nations and Nationalism
- Religion and Politics
- Understanding Risk
- Classics of Modern Cultural Theory
Religion Ethnicity and Value Change
One option (maximum) from the remaining SPAIS Politics optional units offered in the academic year. See SPAIS website for an example of subjects offered.
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Selection process||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
31 July 2016
Bristol graduates are in high demand and have an excellent record of employment following graduation.
Students of the MSc programmes go on to pursue varied and interesting careers. Many sectors such as the Civil Service, NGO and charity work require an MSc and some volunteer/ internship experience. Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work for Refugee UK, Shelter, Barnardos, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Dept for Education (including SureStart), European Parliament among others.
Further details can be found on our website
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Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 7577 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
University of Bristol
11 Priory Road
Bristol BS8 1TY http://www.bristol.ac.uk/spais/prospective/prospectivepgt