Why are ‘private troubles’ also ‘public issues’? You’ll explore and answer questions just like this on our MA Sociology programme.
MA Sociology is a lively and engaging programme for students interested in how social life shapes individuals’ experiences of the world around us.
- State of Art of Sociology
- Understanding Social Science
This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Each of our MA courses has specified core modules which will be studied alongside a range of optional modules. All our MA courses follow a consistent structure meaning that you will follow a programme of taught modules making up 120 CATS (academic credits), followed by a 15,000 word dissertation worth 60 CATS. Our modules are generally 20 CATS, so you will cover 6 modules - although your exact pathway will depend on the programme you choose and your selection of optional modules. So, alongside your courses core modules (and your dissertation), you will be required to select a number of optional choices. Each course has different requirements for this. Some allow you free choice across the department, and some will require you to select a number of modules from relevant lists.
For MA Sociology you’ll be required to study four optional modules. You’ll need to choose one from two lists, and two other modules from those offered by our department. You will have a personal tutor who will be able to advise you on your academic progress as well as discuss aspects such as which modules are best for you.
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.
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language requirements
Department of study
Location of study
University of Warwick
Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £19,300 per year
Part-time: (Part-time fees are charged over the first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £9,650 per year
Find out more about fees and funding.