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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

About the course

The MSc in Sociology is an intensive one-year master’s degree. Students are given high quality research training in sociology, which includes knowledge of relevant theoretical approaches, an understanding of their application to substantive problems and skills in the use of major research techniques. There is also a significant element of self-directed study, including further reading and research, that will complement the hours of teaching. The time spent on further research will be determined partly by your academic background so far, and partly by your own interest in and curiosity for the subject.

Assessment

For the compulsory core paper on sociological analysis, you will sit a three-hour unseen examination at the end of Trinity term. The MSc also includes a compulsory research methods paper, for which you are examined via a mixture of a formal examination and take-home assignments. For the option papers, you will sit either an unseen examination or complete appropriate coursework.
Finally, you will also be assessed on your dissertation of up to 10,000 words, which will consist of a sociological analysis.

Graduate destinations

Graduates pursue a variety of careers. Many go on to doctoral research either in Oxford or at leading departments in the US and continental Europe. Others pursue careers, often with a substantial research responsibility, in government departments, NGOs and the private sector.

Tuition fees

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£ 29,160per 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 Oxford

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

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