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MA in Sociology by Research

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Department of Sociology is the ideal place for those who wish to undertake their own sociological research. We are ranked 1st in the UK for research quality by the Times Higher Education's ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Introduction

In addition to the Department's taught course route, it is also possible for students to undertake their MA in Sociology by Research Dissertation. Students taking this route would be expected to undertake a rigorous piece of independent research working closely with their supervisor (meeting at least twice per term).

Departmental areas of expertise

Supervision can be drawn from the Department's expanding range of expertise in:

  • Criminology,
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Social Media
  • Sociology of Health and the Body
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Gender
  • Anomalous Experience
  • Culture and Consumption

Although this is not a taught course students do have the option of taking modules and research methods training where appropriate, although this is not compulsory.

The thesis

The 25,000 word thesis must be completed within a 12 month period (Full time) and demonstrate good evidence of the candidate's ability to critically investigate a specific field of study, using solid and appropriate research methodology, written to a high standard of presentation.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 102 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    139 70%

    26th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    65th

    16

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