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This degree is intended for students with a general interest in sociology who wish to update, extend and deepen their knowledge and understand current developments in the field.
The program aims to provide students with opportunities to expand their knowledge of the discipline by engaging with contemporary research and by undertaking historical and comparative study.
A first degree at 2.ii standard or higher (or equivalent) in Sociology or a related subject is required. Related subjects may include, but are not limited to, Social Policy, Sociolinguistics, Political Science, Social Anthropology. Applications from candidates with professional qualifications and/or appropriate experience will also be considered on an individual basis.
International students whose first language is not English: An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5).
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website
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- Research Design and Strategy
- Research Process and Meaning
- MA Dissertation
- Transnational Crime
- Key Issues in Criminology
- Comparative & International Criminal Justice
- Health Policies
- Key Issues in Social Policy
- The Inner City
*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a MA.
Graduates will find employment in a range of sectors valuing critical theoretical, analytical and methods skills. Further studies form another avenue, including PhD and subsequent jobs in teaching and research. An MA in Sociology can lead to working in politics and the media, or for business and social enterprises.
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Gold rated teaching
Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.
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We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.
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Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
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We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.
We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.
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Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.
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