Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Sociology

We offer two postgraduate taught programmes:

MA Sociology and Social Research
MA Sociology

Why study Sociology at Newcastle?

MA Sociology and Social Research provides specialist research training, and is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as offering the requisite skills training for preparation for a PhD. This research training MA is designed to provide high quality research training to enhance key skills and employability.

MA Sociology is a non-research training programme designed to equip students from different academic and professional backgrounds with an awareness and understanding of the theoretical traditions and concepts that shape Sociology as a discipline.

Postgraduate students in Sociology play an integral role in attending, organising and participating in the wide range of events and activities that take place within the Sociology community in the School.

In terms of facilities, the School provides: a dedicated postgraduate computer room (eight work stations with unlimited internet access); a postgraduate common room; postgraduate study rooms; and access to telephone, fax, computing and photocopying facilities.

Visit us

If you are thinking about applying, you can learn more about Sociology at Newcastle by attending one of our university Open Days, open to all prospective students. 
To register your interest on one of these days, visit our postgraduate website.

Study with us

For further details of our application process and to apply, visit our postgraduate applications page.


We offer a range of funding opportunities for both full-time and part-time students.

Contact us

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Mark Casey (Sociology MA Programmes Director) or Karyn McCloud (Clerical Officer - Postgraduate Taught). Please also see our Postgraduate Study Sociology brochure.

For details of the application process for Sociology, please see guidance on how to apply.