To influence social policy and welfare, you need to develop a body of knowledge about social order, structures, changing relationships and evolution. In order to explore the social world you need to use the right research questions and data collection methods, and also understand the contemporary debates in this field of study. Our expert academics will develop your critical analysis skills and build you knowledge in these key areas. You will be challenged to review existing research, policies and practices as you develop your own independent research project and enhance your career options.

Whether you choose to study full time on campus, or part time via distance learning, through your studies and independent research you will acquire the advanced skills and knowledge to pursue your passion and enhance your career options.

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Scholarships and discounts

We are committed to attracting the brightest and the best students to Leicester regardless of background. At Leicester, we do not want fears about finance to stop prospective students from considering further study.

A range of fees and funding options are available to our Citizens of Change. Fee discounts, full fee waivers and scholarships of up to £9,000 are available to postgraduate students studying on campus or by distance learning. Scholarships and bursaries are also offered and vary by subject.

Postgraduate Digital Open Day

Join us on Saturday 15 May, 10.00am-2.00pm (BST) as we open our virtual doors. Masters degree or PhD, on campus or distance learning – find out everything you want to know about our postgraduate study options.

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Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International applicants.

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