Public Sociology MSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 07/06/2019

Interested in this programme? Come along to our Postgraduate Drop-in evening on Wednesday, 19 June, and talk to the tutor. For more information and to register to attend, visit our PG events webpage.

This course is subject to validation to run September 2019.

All modules in the Msc Public Sociology are fully aligned to the Applied Sociology Curriculum recently approved by the British Sociological Association.

Our Public Sociology academic team draw on research-driven insights to articulate new and emerging issues, enabling students to use traditional and novel collaborative processes to work with individuals and groups from business, the public sector and civil society to develop new ways of addressing social issues.

For further information regarding the award and modules, please contact Dr. Federico Farini by email: federico.farini@northampton.ac.uk

Course

Highlights

  • Develop student experience in designing and conducting research, and disseminating sociological knowledge through a wide range of media, including digital platforms.
  • Recognise and focus students’ sociological imagination to enable personal interests and enhance professional practice for the benefit of positive social change.
  • Flexible part time option available

Additional

Information

Personalised Mentorship

Based on academic staff established experiences, personalised mentorship opportunities are offered to students towards a range of professional and academic activities such as support in the preparation of job applications related to research, teaching, management, applications for research grants, applications for Ph.D., D.Prof and PGCE studies, preparation and revision of public presentations and dissemination of sociological knowledge.

Course Details

Our MSc in Public Sociology aligns with the vocation of the sociological discipline which is dynamic and ever changing, with a long history of incorporating new theoretical and empirical insights into its analyses, often with the goal of empowering marginalized public. The MSc in Public Sociology aims to further contribute to revitalise the discipline of sociology, empowering students to become professional practitioners who can contribute to debates not just about what is or what has been in society, but about what society might yet be.

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Careers

Career Opportunities

Community organising, performing critical analytical and evaluative research and action for a host of organisations (including businesses and the third sector), grant writing, researching social movements, teaching, environmental stewardship, academic research and much, much more.

Based on a solid background in sociological theory and research methods needed to be successful in a Ph.D. program, students will have the opportunity to write an MSc dissertation transferable to research-based Ph.D. programmes.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

You will need to hold a first or second class bachelors’ degree in order to be eligible to apply for this course.  Lower-second class honours degree may also be considered.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 in all categories (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

Level 7 modules include:

  • Theory and Practice of Public Sociology
  • Research Methods for Public Sociology
  • Communication Studies for Social Impact
  • Decision Making, Leadership and Management in Complex Organisations
  • Multidimensional Inequalities and Spaces of Public Engagement
  • Dissertation Project

 

Facilities &

Special Features

  • The only Master’s programme in England and Wales specifically designed to develop students skills in leading the public debate around social issues and influencing decision-making and political agendas. Students not only gain experience in designing and conducting research but are also provided skills to disseminate sociological knowledge through a wide range of media, including digital platforms.
  • The academic team includes researchers actively engaged in high-impact international research with a growing record of highly rated publications; and tightly interwoven with local communities, non-profit organisations, educational institutions and businesses.
Reading List
  • Blau, J. and K.I. Smith. 2006. Public Sociologies Reader
  • Carty, V. Luévano, R. 2017. Mobilizing Public Sociology
  • Clawson, D., Zussman, R., Misra, J. Gerstel, N., Stokes, R. and D.L. Anderton. 2007. Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-First Century
  • Jeffries, V. 2009. Handbook of Public Sociology
  • Mooney, P. 2013. Public Sociology and Civil Society, Governance, Politics, and Power
  • Nyden. P.W., Hossfeld, L.H. and G. Nyden. 2011. Public Sociology: Research, Action, and Change

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Full Time: £7,300
Part Time: Year 1 (80 credits) £3,240, Year 2 (100 credits) £4,050* (may be subject to inflationary increase in 20/21)

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Full Time: £12,750

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

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Updated 07/06/2019

  • Interested in this programme? Come along to our Postgraduate Drop-in evening on Wednesday, 19 June, and talk to the tutor. For more information and to register to attend, visit our PG events webpage.

    This course is subject to validation to run September 2019.

    All modules in the Msc Public Sociology are fully aligned to the Applied Sociology Curriculum recently approved by the British Sociological Association.

    Our Public Sociology academic team draw on research-driven insights to articulate new and emerging issues, enabling students to use traditional and novel collaborative processes to work with individuals and groups from business, the public sector and civil society to develop new ways of addressing social issues.

    For further information regarding the award and modules, please contact Dr. Federico Farini by email: federico.farini@northampton.ac.uk

    Course

    Highlights

    • Develop student experience in designing and conducting research, and disseminating sociological knowledge through a wide range of media, including digital platforms.
    • Recognise and focus students’ sociological imagination to enable personal interests and enhance professional practice for the benefit of positive social change.
    • Flexible part time option available
  • Our MSc in Public Sociology aligns with the vocation of the sociological discipline which is dynamic and ever changing, with a long history of incorporating new theoretical and empirical insights into its analyses, often with the goal of empowering marginalized public. The MSc in Public Sociology aims to further contribute to revitalise the discipline of sociology, empowering students to become professional practitioners who can contribute to debates not just about what is or what has been in society, but about what society might yet be.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Personalised Mentorship

    Based on academic staff established experiences, personalised mentorship opportunities are offered to students towards a range of professional and academic activities such as support in the preparation of job applications related to research, teaching, management, applications for research grants, applications for Ph.D., D.Prof and PGCE studies, preparation and revision of public presentations and dissemination of sociological knowledge.

    • Career Opportunities

      Community organising, performing critical analytical and evaluative research and action for a host of organisations (including businesses and the third sector), grant writing, researching social movements, teaching, environmental stewardship, academic research and much, much more.

      Based on a solid background in sociological theory and research methods needed to be successful in a Ph.D. program, students will have the opportunity to write an MSc dissertation transferable to research-based Ph.D. programmes.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • You will need to hold a first or second class bachelors’ degree in order to be eligible to apply for this course.  Lower-second class honours degree may also be considered.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 in all categories (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

      • Blau, J. and K.I. Smith. 2006. Public Sociologies Reader
      • Carty, V. Luévano, R. 2017. Mobilizing Public Sociology
      • Clawson, D., Zussman, R., Misra, J. Gerstel, N., Stokes, R. and D.L. Anderton. 2007. Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-First Century
      • Jeffries, V. 2009. Handbook of Public Sociology
      • Mooney, P. 2013. Public Sociology and Civil Society, Governance, Politics, and Power
      • Nyden. P.W., Hossfeld, L.H. and G. Nyden. 2011. Public Sociology: Research, Action, and Change

    Level 7 modules include:

    • Theory and Practice of Public Sociology
    • Research Methods for Public Sociology
    • Communication Studies for Social Impact
    • Decision Making, Leadership and Management in Complex Organisations
    • Multidimensional Inequalities and Spaces of Public Engagement
    • Dissertation Project

     

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • The only Master’s programme in England and Wales specifically designed to develop students skills in leading the public debate around social issues and influencing decision-making and political agendas. Students not only gain experience in designing and conducting research but are also provided skills to disseminate sociological knowledge through a wide range of media, including digital platforms.
    • The academic team includes researchers actively engaged in high-impact international research with a growing record of highly rated publications; and tightly interwoven with local communities, non-profit organisations, educational institutions and businesses.
  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Full Time: £7,300
    Part Time: Year 1 (80 credits) £3,240, Year 2 (100 credits) £4,050* (may be subject to inflationary increase in 20/21)

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Full Time: £12,750

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour