University of Leicester

Master in Contemporary Sociology - Máster en Sociología Contemporánea

University of Leicester
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Leicester
  • Precio:
    UK and EU Students: £7,500 / International Students: £14,105
  • Comienzo:
    Octubre 2017
  • Lugar:
    College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
    4th & 11th Floor, Attenborough Tower, University R
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Master in Contemporary Sociology.


This degree will provide you with advanced training in sociology, focusing on contemporary theories, themes and debates. You will develop your social research skills enabling you to move into a variety of careers as well as providing opportunities for further academic research.

The course combines four core modules with two option modules which, along with your dissertation, allow you to specialise in your preferred area of sociological research. In the core modules you will explore some of the main problems of contemporary societies, such as environmental change, terrorism, or the role of the media, together with analysis of theoretical developments in sociology in recent decades. You will gain a deeper understanding of the practical applications of sociological research in the public context. The option modules provide the opportunity for more intense specialisation in areas of sociological research in which Department staff are currently active.

As well as specific knowledge of contemporary sociology this degree will develop your skills of critical analysis and broaden your understanding of societies and social issues. The course will equip you with the ability to describe and discuss theories, concepts and research findings in sociology and to present ideas in a concise
and critical fashion.

By developing your practical transferable skills, the course provides an excellent basis for entering employment in a range of sectors within the UK and other parts of the world. The MA is also a foundation for those wishing to progress to a PhD.

The information included on this webpage is indicative of the courses provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website and Terms and Conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information before submitting an application.


2:1 honours degree in a relevant social science subject

Other qualifications may be considered.

English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.


Semester 1

Core modules:

Issues in Contemporary Society
Research Questions to Research Design

Option modules, choose one option module from:

Sociology of Sport
Sociology of Risk
Race and Ethnicity
International Migration

Semester 2

Core modules:

Debates in Contemporary Sociology
Qualitative Data collection and analysis

Option modules, choose one option module from:

Technology, Culture and Communication
New Communication Technologies
Diaspora and Transnationalism

Plus your Dissertation

Salidas profesionales

Our courses are designed with you in mind in order to provide you with the skills and knowledge to move into a variety of careers. The MA in Contemporary Sociology provides an excellent basis for entering employment in a range of sectors within the UK and other parts of the world. This includes working in research, politics, and the public sector. Graduates are also well placed to go into teaching, publishing and the cultural industry.

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