Public Sociology

Queen Margaret University


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.

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

February (2023)


Postgraduate Certificate



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

20 weeks


School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management


Psychology and Sociology

SCQF Level