Sociology is topical and relevant, touching on many areas of life. Learn about contemporary issues in society from experts conducting cutting-edge research. Develop critical analytical skills and graduate with a cultural fluency that is rare and valuable in our inter-connected global society.
Our postgraduate programmes reflect our diverse research passions. Our courses offer numerous career opportunities and our alumni have achieved success in a variety of fields.
Social Research MSc
1-2 years, full- or part- time
This is for you if... you want to gain the advanced skills needed to progress in the field of social research whether as an academic or to further your career.
Contemporary Sociology MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you want to gain a deeper understanding of key sociological issues and debates and develop your social research skills.
Media, Culture and Society MA (January 2021 start available)
1 year, full-time
This is for you if... you are interested in studying media, communication and sociology at an advanced level and learning from some of the leading researchers in this academic field.
Our postgraduate community
We pride ourselves on being a small and friendly department which is able to offer you the supportive environment you need in order to excel on your chosen course. As well as the large university-wide postgraduate community, Sociology at Leicester encourages an active postgraduate community.
We run reading groups and social events which both Masters and research students are welcome to attend. We also encourage our students to attend all departmental events, such as conferences and seminars.