The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

We offer two flexible taught masters programmes in Sociology and, Sociology and Social Research that can be studied full or part-time.

  • Sociology and Social Research MA This research Masters programme 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 programme is designed to provide high quality research training to enhance key skills and employability.

  • Sociology MA This Masters programme 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 organising and participating in the wide range of events and activities that take place within the Sociology community.

In terms of facilities, the School provides:

  • a dedicated postgraduate computer room with eight work stations with unlimited internet access
  • a postgraduate common room
  • postgraduate study rooms
  • access to telephone, fax and photocopying facilities

Study with us

If you're 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, visit our Postgraduate website.

Application are made centrally via the Application Portal. For further details of our application process and to apply, visit the How to Apply section of the Postgraduate website.

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

Contact us

For further information about postgraduate study in Sociology see our Postgraduate Study Sociology brochure (PDF: 3.35MB). You can also contact Dr Mark Casey (Sociology MA Programmes Director) or Karyn McCloud (Clerical Officer - Postgraduate Taught).