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Taught Courses

Our programmes offer different routes to a range of careers in Sociology which are grounded in active research specialisms of academic staff and strongly reflect our departmental research themes. We welcome applications from students all over the world including aspirant social workers and those progressing on from undergraduate study.

Our Postgraduate Taught Courses

MSc Sociology

This course examines the ways in which societies, cultures, institutions and practices are formed, organised and constituted, and how they are changing.
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MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice

This course provides an understanding of crime, deviance and criminal justice from critical, theoretical, policy, legal, political and practical perspectives.
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Master of Social Work (MSW)

This course provides strong foundations for practice in any field of social work by addressing some of the most difficult social problems facing contemporary societies.
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MA Social Research Methods

This course will enable you to develop a thorough grounding in approaches to researching sociology, criminology, social policy or social work.
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Studying Criminology has changed the way I view the criminal justice system as my peers and professors introduced me to a variety of perspectives. This course gave me an opportunity to hear the voices of people affected by the justice system in the UK and I feel confident to make a change in society.

Solomon Hall
MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Postgraduate Scholarships

Are you a UK student and thinking about postgraduate study? We have a range of support available including our Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship and Alumni Fee Scholarship.

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