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.
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.
Public Sociology engages with issues that are of significant private, public and political concern and is characterized by the operational aspect of the knowledge it produces. Unlike pure academic knowledge, public sociology tries to steer the debate towards social scientific priorities of social and political reform and accompanying social transformations. In line with the aims of the discipline, our MSc in Public Sociology enables you to have a role in supporting decision making in society.
You will be provided with knowledge and experiences to accompany social action developing from social research, to facilitate individuals, groups and communities to work on social issues that may affect you, and to mediate between different stakeholders to help build collective courses of action. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop and enhance key skills in working with academics, private sector researchers, enterprise, volunteer groups, local and national authorities and stakeholders from a range of backgrounds. Students are offered solid skills that not only make a stand out résumé, but also support critical thinking to be successful in a rich variety of careers and further education opportunities. The MSc Public Sociology adds to the mainstream approaches of the discipline a delivery based on critical pedagogy and advanced theories of learning, enabling students to learn-by-doing effective approaches dissemination of sociological knowledge.
Extra Curricular Course Events / Participation
- UoN Postgraduate Conference
- UoN Sociology Journal
- Engagement in Funded Research Projects.
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