12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500 part time £2,750
International: full time £11,500 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This programme is 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. Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to explore key topics in contemporary sociology, including identity, social transformations and patterns of inequality.
This programme will give you an understanding of the philosophical principles that underpin social inquiry and also equip you with the ability to integrate material across a range of disciplines.
Students take a mixture of compulsory an optional modules. You also complete a dissertation which will allow you to develop your ability to design, execute and write up a piece of original research in sociology.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
Normally an upper-second-class Honours degree or higher, or an international equivalent in the following (or related) discipline areas: sociology; social policy; criminology; organisational studies; cultural studies; media studies; film studies; human geography; politics; gender studies and health studies. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.5, with at least 7.0 in writing, TOEFL 107 (Internet-based) or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
School studentships and/or fees bursaries may be available - see the School's website for the latest information.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
Prospective students wishing to discuss their applications or who have questions about the content of the programme, are welcome to contact Dr Cathrine Degnen, Sociology's MA Degree Programme Director.
This programme is within the subject area of Sociology and Social Policy.