University of Warwick Department of Sociology

Introduction

You are invited to visit the University of Warwick Post Graduate Open Day on 26th November 2014 Webpage: www.warwick.ac.uk/pgopenday

Join Sociology in our department specific activities http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/news/pgopenday/

• By choosing Warwick, you will become part of one of the country’s top Sociology departments. We are consistently ranked in the top 5 of national league tables. Sociology at The University of Warwick is 23rd in the global QS World Rankings. We are highly graded on the Research Excellence Framework for the quality of our research and supervision. These accolades have helped us secure significant funding from the Economic and Social Research Council and other funding bodies.

You can expect a first-class teaching and learning environment at Warwick, informed by cutting-edge research. Our postgraduate programme is designed and informed by high-calibre academics, producing arguments, theories and ideas that are published and discussed around the world. Our research-led curriculum emphasises your role in creating your own knowledge as part of a wider academic community. We encourage our students to become active members of this lively research culture, through a busy and exciting programme of frequent seminars and visiting lectures.

• Our staff are well known internationally as scholars and advisers on key aspects of public policy. We have a strong global and international dimension to our teaching, research and student body.

• By studying in Sociology, you can learn about a variety of topical issues – e.g. social theory, youth culture, media, social policy, health, population, ethnicity, gender, international development, education and science – in order to inspire and sustain a vast array of intellectual and academic interests. This gives you the opportunity to learn about and pursue your own research across a diverse and exciting range of specialist study fields. We pride ourselves as a department on the internationalism in our research and teaching excellence, the diversity of our student body and a strong sense of community. In research terms, our Research Clusters are; – Body, Science and Society – Culture Media and Creativity – Inequalities and Social Justice – Politics, Community and Civic Engagement – Theory and Methodologies

• You can get involved with events across our Research Centres, we organise visiting seminars, workshops and conferences, which will introduce you to the vibrant intellectual culture not only of Sociology, but departments across Warwick and beyond.

– Centre for Rights, Equality and Diversity – Centre for the Study of Women and Gender – Social Theory Centre

We pride ourselves as a department on the internationalism in our research and teaching excellence, the diversity of our student body and a strong sense of community. We are located in the Ramphal Building on Library Road in the heart of the university.

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Programmes

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MSc

MSc Science, Media and Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

This innovative and interdisciplinary MSc programme aims to equip students with the theoretical and practical skills needed for understanding and managing the complexity of science, media and policy relations. [+]

You are invited to visit the University of Warwick Post Graduate Open Day on 26th November 2014 Webpage: www.warwick.ac.uk/pgopenday Join Sociology in our department specific activities http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/news/pgopenday/ MSc Science, Media and Public Policy Are you interested in exploring the impacts of science, media and policy on the economy, politics, publics and the natural world? This innovative and interdisciplinary MSc programme aims to equip students with the theoretical and practical skills needed for understanding and managing the complexity of science, media and policy relations. It is designed to be of interest to those from social and natural science backgrounds, as well as medicine, politics, journalism, conservation and the environment. ... [-]

MA

MA Gender and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

The Warwick MA/Dip in Gender and International Development is an interdisciplinary, international and critical course which does not assume that development is about the ‘third world’ modelling itself on the west, nor about women modelling themselves on men. [+]

You are invited to visit the University of Warwick Post Graduate Open Day on 26th November 2014 Webpage: www.warwick.ac.uk/pgopenday Join Sociology in our department specific activities http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/news/pgopenday/ MA Gender and International Development

 

The Warwick MA in Gender and International Development is an interdisciplinary, international and critical course which does not assume that development is about the ‘third world’ modelling itself on the west, nor about women modelling themselves on men. The course aims to question the concept of development, particularly western understandings of it, and give priority to issues and debates identified within specific countries under study, rather than relying on predominantly western literature. It argues that gender relations are central to processes of international development, and critiques theory and practice that show no awareness of gender differences. Core modules address theoretical perspectives on gender and development and their relationship to paradigms in development thought, as well as policymaking and implementation in gender and development. Training in social sciences research is provided through a module that is common across our MA programmes, so students mix with a wider cohort. Students on the MA also undertake independent research under supervision for the dissertation. Optional modules provide opportunities to explore gender and development in relation to substantive issues, such as global capitalism and the labour process; human rights; feminist jurisprudence; the politics of food; postcolonial theory. The course takes place in one of the UK’s top universities and within the academic context of both a Women and Gender Studies research centre, with an exciting programme of research seminars and events, and a thriving Sociology department, with a strong international research and teaching profile in one of the UK’s top universities. It attracts both development professionals looking to progress their careers and students moving onto graduate study, either as a stepping stone into employment or as preparation for a research degree. Fees (2014/2015 rates) Home/EU Students: - Full-time £7,050 - Part-time £3,525 Overseas Students, Band 1: - Full-time £15,880 - Part-time £7,940 Overseas Students, Band 2: - Full-time £20,280 - Part-time £10,140 [-]

MA Social and Political Thought

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

Based in the Department of Sociology, this exciting MA programme provides students with a thorough grounding in the classics of Social and Political Thought, a deep and varied engagement with their twentieth century offshoots, and involvement at the cutting edge of contemporary social and political theorising. [+]

You are invited to visit the University of Warwick Post Graduate Open Day on 26th November 2014 Webpage: www.warwick.ac.uk/pgopenday Join Sociology in our department specific activities http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/news/pgopenday/ MA Social and Political Thought Based in the Department of Sociology, this exciting MA programme provides students with a thorough grounding in the classics of Social and Political Thought, a deep and varied engagement with their twentieth century offshoots, and involvement at the cutting edge of contemporary social and political theorising. This interdisciplinary course is unique in offering comprehensive coverage of the classics of social and political thought and a deep and varied engagement with their 20th and 21st Century offshoots. We welcome applications from students with good social science or humanities disciplines. The Sociology department has a large, vibrant and cosmopolitan graduate community, and staff who pride themselves on their availability and openness. ... [-]

MA Social Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  United Kingdom

The MA/Dip in Social Research offers advanced courses in quantitative and qualitative methodologies for undertaking research in sociology and allied social sciences, while allowing students ample scope to explore their choice of substantive specialist aspects of the discipline. [+]

You are invited to visit the University of Warwick Post Graduate Open Day on 26th November 2014 Webpage: www.warwick.ac.uk/pgopenday Join Sociology in our department specific activities http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/news/pgopenday/ MA Social Research The MA in Social Research offers advanced courses in quantitative and qualitative methodologies for undertaking research in sociology and allied social sciences, while allowing students ample scope to explore their choice of substantive specialist aspects of the discipline. The degree provides advanced knowledge and systematic understanding of the theoretical issues involved in conceptualising social research of different kinds, and the political and ethical questions which undertaking research investigations involves. It provides thorough, hands-on practical training in both quantitative and qualitative methods, and the skills necessary to design, conduct, analyse and communicate findings. In addition, students have the opportunity to take modules in a range of traditional and cutting-edge specialist fields, and to apply this knowledge, along with their training in methods, to the independent research project that forms the dissertation. The degree provides the necessary research training required for undertaking a three-year PhD programme in the UK or for seeking employment as a researcher in public, private or third sector organisations. It may also prepare students for work in a range of careers that involve researching social life, and which value analytical ability, the capacity to link theoretical sophistication to empirical research, and a facility for communicating complex ideas and research results to a range of audiences. The degree warmly welcomes students with existing work experience, and those who wish to develop their knowledge of crucial social issues and who wish to do further their capacity to do research on them. Such issues include social inequality, human-animal interaction, global power relationships, religion and politics, food policy, multicultural life, science and society, educational policy, work and employment, gender and development, and more. Fees (2014/2015 rates) Home/EU Students: - Full-time £7,050 - Part-time £3,525 Overseas Students, Band 1: - Full-time £15,880 - Part-time £7,940 Overseas Students, Band 2: - Full-time £20,280 - Part-time £10,140 [-]

MA Sociology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

The MA in Social Research offers advanced courses in quantitative and qualitative methodologies for undertaking research in sociology and allied social sciences, while allowing students ample scope to explore their choice of substantive specialist aspects of the discipline. [+]

You are invited to visit the University of Warwick Post Graduate Open Day on 26th November 2014 Webpage: www.warwick.ac.uk/pgopenday Join Sociology in our department specific activities http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/news/pgopenday/ MA Sociology The MA in Social Research offers advanced courses in quantitative and qualitative methodologies for undertaking research in sociology and allied social sciences, while allowing students ample scope to explore their choice of substantive specialist aspects of the discipline. The degree provides advanced knowledge and systematic understanding of the theoretical issues involved in conceptualising social research of different kinds, and the political and ethical questions which undertaking research investigations involves. It provides thorough, hands-on practical training in both quantitative and qualitative methods, and the skills necessary to design, conduct, analyse and communicate findings. In addition, students have the opportunity to take modules in a range of traditional and cutting-edge specialist fields, and to apply this knowledge, along with their training in methods, to the independent research project that forms the dissertation. The degree provides the necessary research training required for undertaking a three-year PhD programme in the UK or for seeking employment as a researcher in public, private or third sector organisations. It may also prepare students for work in a range of careers that involve researching social life, and which value analytical ability, the capacity to link theoretical sophistication to empirical research, and a facility for communicating complex ideas and research results to a range of audiences. The degree warmly welcomes students with existing work experience, and those who wish to develop their knowledge of crucial social issues and who wish to do further their capacity to do research on them. Such issues include social inequality, human-animal interaction, global power relationships, religion and politics, food policy, multicultural life, science and society, educational policy, work and employment, gender and development, and more. Fees (2014/2015 rates) Home/EU Students: - Full-time £7,050 - Part-time £3,525 Overseas Students, Band 1: - Full-time £15,880 - Part-time £7,940 Overseas Students, Band 2: - Full-time £20,280 - Part-time £10,140 [-]