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MSc Economy, Risk and Society

About the MSc Programme

This programme is an advanced sociology degree which focuses on risk and economic life. Understanding the challenges and possibilities confronted by contemporary societies—from technological disasters and natural catastrophes to novel forms of economic organisation and public participation—requires grasping the role and dynamics of economies and regulatory institutions in today’s world. This programme offers a flexible yet comprehensive introduction to the sociologies of risk and economic life, thereby providing a strong theoretical and methodological foundation for engaging in current discussions on the future of our societies.

The programme covers the most significant and recent developments in the sociologies of risk and economic life, and will enable you to develop critical skills that advance their knowledge of the socio-economic dynamics of contemporary societies. A compulsory course in Regulation, Risk and Economic Life will introduce you to key discussions on the nature of power, knowledge, organisations and markets. Through optional courses, you can further specialise in the sociology of risk and regulation, the sociology of markets, employment relations, and the sociology of science and technology.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Economy, Risk and Society in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

The programme provides an excellent foundation for graduates seeking careers in academia, government and the civil service, research-oriented industries, and the non-governmental sector.

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Application codes: L3UI (check availability)

Start date: 21 September 2017

Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent, preferably in sociology/social science (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: UK/EU £13,008 (provisional EU); overseas £20,112

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support)

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions

Intake/applications in 2016:  26/200


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