|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£15,500.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A degree with an overall 2:1.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum component score of 6.0)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Reference should be written on official letterhead, signed and dated. Please upload it in the Documents section.
Join one of the top sociology departments in the UK and further your understanding of the tensions, interactions and networks that dictate how societies are organised. You contribute to the thinking that guides organisations such as the Home Office, Amnesty International and the United Nations.
You explore some of the most important and significant debates in contemporary social theory, learning to think analytically about theoretical questions. You discover the importance of social theory in developing a politically engaged understanding of concepts such as post-structuralism, feminism and actor-network theory, focusing on topics such as:
- The history of digital piracy
- Sociology of human rights
- Media and criminology
- Gender and sexuality
You also develop the skills needed to make your own contribution to the field, gaining a critical and coherent perspective on empirical research and examining the key assumptions and ideological underpinnings of qualitative and quantitative research.
Our Department of Sociology was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014), and we consistently receive strong student satisfaction scores, including 96% overall student satisfaction in 2015.
Topics in Contemporary Social Theory
Sociological Research Design
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (optional)
Digital Economy (optional)
Critical Perspectives on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (optional)
Interviewing and Qualitative Data Analysis (optional)
A good sociology course, especially one from a recognised centre of excellence like Essex, opens many doors.
This course provides excellent preparation for further academic study, and many of our postgraduates go on to successful academic careers, both in the UK and overseas.
Others have established careers in non-governmental organisations, local authorities, specialist think tanks, government departments, charities, media production, and market intelligence.