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Что я буду изучать?

How can we make sense of the turbulent post-pandemic world and its possible futures? Sociology examines social relations and structures of power in their local and global manifestations, in the present moment and across time. It also helps us to envision alternative futures. This distinctive new MA Sociology offers you the theoretical and practical tools for understanding the political, social and ecological crises with which we are currently confronted - and for imagining how the world might be different.

You will engage with both foundational and emerging sociological approaches to understanding: capitalism and intersectional inequalities, the roots and impacts of climate change health and disability, human rights and social movements. Taking perspectives from the Global South as well as the UK, this master's degree in sociology examines the transnational contemporary social relations and formations, the histories from which they emerge, and how people in particular contexts have sought to change them.

You will consider key interventions in critical sociological theory, including from: post and decolonial studies, race critical, feminist and indigenous studies, psychoanalytic theory and critical ecologies. You will also receive an advanced introduction to sociological theories of knowledge production and approaches to research. This will enable you to make your own contribution to sociological debates by carrying out a research project to explore a problem or issue that is important to you.


Studying sociology in our Department of Psychosocial Studies, you will have the opportunity to enhance your sociological imagination by exploring how social structures and histories shape our inner lives, experiences and identities.

This MA Sociology degree offers you a lively programme of extracurricular workshops and activities to give you in-depth engagement with particular sociological theories and issues. These include talks given by a range of speakers engaged in community-based work and activism to understand how we grapple sociological issues within particular contexts.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK.


This MA Sociology is especially designed to develop the sociological knowledge and skills - including analytical and communication skills - you will be able to apply in a range of future employment situations, as well as in further study at MPhil/PhD level.

85% of recent graduates from the Department of Psychosocial Studies have gone into full-time employment, while the rest continued into further study. Our graduates work in a range of fields including in: mental health and other caring and social professions, the education sector, the community and voluntary sector and NGOs and campaigning organisations. We offer a comprehensive Careers Service - Birkbeck Futures - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond.??At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your?future, helping you to make the connection between your?experience, education and future ambitions.

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

Birkbeck, University of London

Варианты обучения

Очная (1 год)

£16,380.00 (1,075,509 руб) за 1 год
Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.

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Начало обучения

3 Октябрь 2022


Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street,


United Kingdom,

WC1E 7HX, England

Вступительные требования

Для студентов, проживающих в Соединенных Штатах

For entry onto a Master’s Degree, most US students would need to have completed a Bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.2 GPA (for courses requiring a 2:1); students from highly ranked institutions may also be considered with a GPA of 3.0/4.0. For courses requiring a 2:2, a GPA of 2.8 is required; The terms below are used to recognise students with particularly high GPAs: Cumulative GPA 3.9 (alternative name: Summa cum laude); Cumulative GPA 3.7 (alternative name: Magna cum laude); Cumulative GPA: 3.5 (alternative name: Cum laude). Applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to Master's programmes with a lower level degree if they have work experience relevant to the degree applied for.

Для иностранных студентов

A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above. We will consider applicants without a first degree where you have substantial professional or community-based experience (for example, in teaching, social work, or youth work) and can demonstrate through interview and a written assignment that you have the required academic abilities to complete a master's level course. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. Standard requirement: TOEFL : 79 (reading: 18, writing: 23, listening: 19, speaking: 19).

Требования к IELTS могут отличаться в зависимости от выбранного курса


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