University of East London

Course Introduction

The course introduces to a variety of cutting edge research methods and topics of study, including urban change, class, gender, race, terrorism, nationalism and social policy. Students also receive advanced training in key sociological theories aimed at enhancing understanding changes and crises associated with the modern era. In addition, the programme encourages students to consider contemporary debates through an attention to the local area and includes opportunities to carry out research in collaboration with organisations and research partners. As part of a flexible platform, students have the option to study full'time or part'time. Full'time students usually complete in 1 year, while part'time students carry out 2 years of study.

Course Modules

Modules include: Theorising modernity, understanding crises; framing questions, locating research; themes and issues in sociology; Masters dissertation. Optional modules include: Critical theories of international relations; global environmental politics; introduction to forced migration; current issues in forced migration; landscapes of power and rights; anthropology, human rights and justice.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above in sociology or a related discipline. Equivalent professional or research experience would also be considered based on a statement and supporting material. Candidates seeking entry on the basis of professional or research experience will also be interviewed. In the case of applicants whose 1st language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,860  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £1,310  Single Module. First year home fees