MA Sociology / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Arts (MA)
- MA 1/2 years (ft/pt); PGDip 9/18 months (ft/pt)
- Entry requirements
We require a UK bachelor's degree with a First or Upper Second classification or the overseas equivalent, in Sociology or a Social Science subject for direct entry to the MA programme.
When assessing your academic record we consider your degree subject, grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
- How to apply
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- Develop your learning with leading innovators in research method.
- Benefit from an outstanding team of educators and well-resourced teaching support material.
- Study at one of the UK's largest and most prestigious centres for sociology.
The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to find out more about our facilities and courses.
On this day, you will find out more about the School, our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
See open days and visits for more information.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2023, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £12,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £23,500
UK students (per annum): £6,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £11,750
UK students (per annum): £8,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £15,667
UK students (per annum): £4,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £7,833
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and awards to outstanding applicants, such as the Manchester Humanities International Excellence Scholarship .
The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 fee reduction to Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class bachelor's degree within the last three years and are progressing to postgraduate study.
For more information, see our Fees and funding page.
- School of Social Sciences
- Contact name
- School of Social Sciences Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 161 804 9198
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