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Sociology and Social Justice MA

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Staffordshire University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    13 months

Course summary

Do you want to make a positive impact on society? On this course you’ll understand a range of contemporary social problems and inequalities. This qualification can be a route to career progression or further academic research.

You’ll examine how socio-cultural, political and historical conditions, relations with others and material circumstances shape our careers, family life, gender and/or sexuality and later life choices.You may already be working within the community, voluntary or public sectors: tackling poverty, health education or social research.

The Sociology and Social Justice MA will give you the insight and skills to tackle injustices and make an impact in society. We have connections with a range of local organisations, providing dissertation opportunities. You’ll be encouraged to focus on your specific area of interest or work. Our robust training in research methods will support those wanting to pursue further doctoral research.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Sociology and Social Justice.

Blended learning

We offer face-to-face teaching with virtual learning, allowing you to fit your studies around work and personal commitments.

Employability is embedded throughout the course and you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation project within your place of work or volunteer within an organisation, business or government department relating to the issues covered on the MA course.


There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, reports, e-posters, e presentation, a problem-based assignment or portfolios.


On completion of the Sociology and Social Justice MA, you’ll be equipped to work in a wide range of roles with a central purpose to make a positive impact upon society. You may undergo further training in some professions. The types of roles include:

  • Social work
  • Welfare work
  • Probation service
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Local and national government
  • Charity/ voluntary sector
  • Campaigning
  • NGOs

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500overall cost

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

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Staffordshire University

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  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 105 23

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    96 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



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