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Public Sociology

Queen Margaret University

Content

Learn how sociology can contribute to social change on the only degree of its kind in Scotland. Your studies will be driven by regular engagement with publics and by the close sharing of insights with your peers on the course. You’ll learn from public sociologists who have diverse community experience, and who are engaged with activism and innovative research.

This course will be particularly suitable if you are a sociology graduate looking to specialise in public sociology or someone engaged in community work, social welfare, public engagement or campaigns who wants to learn how sociological theory and research can meaningfully contribute to your work.

This course offers you the opportunity to engage with diverse public groups and to reflect critically on how sociology can contribute to work for social justice and change. You will study what is distinctive about public sociology and the methods of engagement and research of the discipline.

You can exit at PgDip or PgCert level.

Entry Requirements

Degree and / or relevant experience of engagement with communities or public groups. Applications from people without a degree will be considered but should have significant experience of community work or similar, and who can show that they are able to study at postgraduate level.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2-7 years

Faculty

School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

Department

Psychology and Sociology

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.qmu.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

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English

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Languages

Politics

Religion

Sociology