The School of Sociology and Social Policy is ranked 1st in the UK for Social Policy (The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2017) and is in the top 10 in the UK for Sociology (The Complete University Guide 2018). The School is passionate about research that makes a difference in society on a local and global level and our academic staff are constantly working to address some of the significant challenges of the day.

Masters degrees

We offer a range of Masters programmes in the following areas:
• MA Social and Public Policy
• MA Social Research
• MA Society, Culture and Media
• MPA Public Administration
• MSc Inequalities and Social Science
• MA Social and Political Thought
• MA Disability Studies
• MA Gender Studies

Research Opportunities

We welcome PhD candidates wishing to conduct their research in the following areas:
• Disability Studies
• Ethnicity and Racism Studies
• Gender Studies
• Social Policy

Funding and scholarships

The School offers a range of scholarships for both UK/EU and international students.
See our full list of Masters scholarships
See our full list of postgraduate research scholarships

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

To apply for one of our postgraduate programmes, apply directly on our website.

Masters degree application deadline
All taught courses begin in September. There are no deadlines for making an application for a place, although it is advisable to apply before the end of July.
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Postgraduate research degree application deadline
The majority of research students begin their studies in October at the start of the academic year. We accept applications at any time of the year, but it is best to apply before the summer vacation begins in mid-June if you wish to commence study in October.
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Funding Information

Application Deadline:

UK/EU students: 31 July - International students: 30 June

Please see our website for how to apply:
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