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Sociology with Quantitative Methods MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

Key Information

Course duration: 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 7th for Education (View subject table)

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    181
  • Graduate Prospects
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    97.0 / 100.0
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    3.89 / 5.00

Ranked 8th for Sociology (View subject table)

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    177
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    62.0 / 100.0
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    3.94 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: 5S9K

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: ABB Detailed entry requirement: ABB including Mathematics, or AS Mathematics at A (if A Level is not taken). GCSEs: English at Grade C or 4.
SQA Higher: AAAA–ABBB Detailed entry requirement: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. Higher Mathematics at Grade B required. National 5: English at Grade C.

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £1,820 per year
Overseas students: £4,950 per year

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The Course

Summary

On this programme, you will study how we interact and relate to one another, in short, how we create 'society'. You will explore questions such as: how do people organise collectively around common goals? How do people come to share knowledge and beliefs about the world around them? How do societies and social groups distribute and manage power among their members? How do they form common collective identities? How do individual actions contribute to large social trends - and vice versa? And perhaps the most fundamental question of all - how much do we create society, versus how much does society create us? One quarter of your study time will be devoted to quantitative methods. You will learn how to research sociology issues by using data in a practical setting. This programme offers you the opportunity to take a paid internship, allowing you gain practical experience and further strengthen your skills. Our placement hosts include prestigious institutions such as the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and private sector employers. This programme receives support and funding from the UK-wide Q-Step initiative, allowing you to benefit from small class sizes and develop your skills in close proximity to experts. There is also plenty of support available to help those less confident with maths.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Central area campus

The University of Edinburgh

University League Table Ranking: 23rd

The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 undergraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines. 89% of graduates leave the university with a 1st or 2:1 degree classification. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live...

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Postal Address

School of Social and Political Science
The University of Edinburgh
George Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9JZ
SCOTLAND

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