Sociology MRes

2 years part-time, starting in September 2018

The course comprises a mix of faculty-wide research-based units and departmental disciplinary-based specialisations.

The Social & Policy Sciences department is committed to ensuring that postgraduate students acquire a range of subject-specific and generic skills during their training.

While studying for this MRes you will systematically review and critically evaluate alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in sociology, as well as the application of these approaches in the specific areas of social enquiry in which you specialise.

You'll be supported by an active research community in identifying, investigating and realising your own original research. We will equip you with the skills needed to contribute to research projects using any of the main methodologies of the social sciences.

Our courses are modular, consisting of self-contained units that are taught and assessed on a semester basis. As you progress through each semester and successfully pass the examinations, you'll receive credits for these units, thus providing you with a clear indication of your academic progress.

Teaching takes the form of lectures, classes and seminars. Lectures are quite formal, whereas classes and seminars involve interaction between the lecturer and a small number of students for study skills and discussion.

Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of roles, such as:

  • social research in universities and research institutes, government, business, voluntary organisations and international organisations
  • public policy analysis at local, national and international levels
  • public information and campaigning in organisations concerned with wellbeing, sustainability and social justice

Course structure

This course lasts 2 years. It starts in September 2018 and ends in 2020. Induction week starts on 24 September 2018.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Part-time students will typically take either two or three units in each semester. The actual balance will be flexible subject to agreement by the Director of Studies.

Units

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment

Learning

  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Online assessment
  • Written examination
  • Other

Entry requirements

Qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree with some sociology content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

China qualifications

A four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 80% depending on the institution attended.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree with some sociology content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

India qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a first class.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree with some sociology content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Pakistan qualifications

A four-year Bachelor’s degree from a high ranked (HEC) university with a final overall result of at least First Class (Division 1).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree with some sociology content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

South Korea qualifications

A Bachelor's degree (Haksa) with a final overall result of at least 3.0 out of 4.3 (3.5 out of 4.5, B or 80%).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree with some sociology content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

United States of America qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree with some sociology content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Colombia qualifications

A licenciado en, titulo de, profesional en or maestro en (subject area) with a final overall score of at least 3.25.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree with some sociology content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree with some sociology content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Fees and funding

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

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Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

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Tuition fees

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Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information

  • Course title
    Sociology
  • Final award
    MRes
  • Mode of study
    Part-time
  • Course code
    THXX-AFM18
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

Course enquiries

Admissions
pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
+441225385115

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