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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Sociology MA is a lively and engaging programme for students interested in how social life shapes individuals' experiences of the world around us. Warwick's Sociology Department will help you develop the skills needed to progress into your career.

Course Overview

Why are ‘private troubles’ also ‘public issues’? This course enables you to explore and answer questions just like this. The course will appeal if you’re interested in how social life shapes individuals’ experiences of the world around us. From across sociology and allied social sciences, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of theories and methodologies. Then you’ll have the opportunity to tailor your programme to your own specific interests through our wide range of options.

Your period of study will involve you in: examining individuals’ experiences, and encounters with structures and institutions; reading new empirical research; exploring social theories; and assessing innovative methodologies.

Assessment

Taught modules are assessed through written assignments. Providing you successfully complete the taught components of the course, you will then focus on completion of your MA dissertation in the summer months of July and August. If you study part-time then you will study your taught modules over two years: with teaching taking place during the academic terms. The order in which you study your modules will be agreed following discussion with your course convenor. You will also begin planning your dissertation in year one.

Skills from this degree

  • Ability to analyse and evaluate complex intellectual ideas
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate competing approaches to understanding the contemporary world
  • Ability to build sophisticated and persuasive arguments from an array of sources
  • Ability to gather and analyse data using a range of techniques
  • Ability to carry out independent research
  • Ability to write about complex ideas in a clear way.

Careers

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Coventry University, KPMG, Oxfam and Waitrose. They have pursued roles such as: business and financial project management professionals; higher education teaching professionals; IT project and programme managers; legal professionals and research and development managers.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Make Your Mark - Careers with a degree in Sociology
  • Working for More than Profit
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Your Sociological future: Sociology Alumni Evening
  • My Sociological Future- What next? Career planning for undecided Sociology finalists

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,340per year

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

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    140 70%

    23rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    31st

    60

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