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MSc in Sociology

Programme Code: TMSO

Department: Sociology

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students must take courses to the value of three units and write a dissertation as shown.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

SO491 Quantitative Social Research Methods (0.5) or


SO492 Qualitative Social Research Methods (0.5)

Papers 2 & 3

Courses to the value of 2.5 unit(s) from the following:


SO407 Politics and Society (1.0)


SO426 Classical Social Thought (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


SO427 Modern Social Thought (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


SO430 Economic Sociology (0.5)


SO451 Cities by Design (0.5)


SO454 Families and Inequalities (0.5)


SO457 Political Reconciliation (0.5)


SO458 Gender and Societies (0.5)


SO468 International Migration and Migrant Integration (0.5)


SO470 The Sociology of Markets (0.5)


SO471 Technology, Power and Culture (0.5)


SO473 Crime, Control and the City (0.5)


SO475 Material Culture and Design (0.5)


SO477 Urban Social Theory (0.5)


SO481 Class, Politics and Culture (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


SO489 Family and Migration (0.5)


SO490 Contemporary Social Thought (0.5)


SO491 Quantitative Social Research Methods (0.5)


SO492 Qualitative Social Research Methods (0.5)


SO4B6 Nature and Technology: More than Human Sociology (0.5)


SO4B9 The Sociology of Consumption (0.5)


SO4C1 Fascism, Authoritarianism, Populism (0.5)

Paper 4

SO499 MSc in Sociology Dissertation (1.0)

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.