Department of Sociology

Postgraduate study

Key facts about postgraduate study in the Department of Sociology
  • our taught postgraduate courses include MA in Gender Studies, MA in Criminology and MSc in Social Research Methods.
  • our courses have been developed to help you enrich your learning experience and equip you with the skills needed for employment or further research
  • join a vibrant, mulitcultural department. Our students and faculty come from a diversity of backgrounds, and their perspectives and knowledge enrich student studies. Former students have been drawn to academic studies from fields such as the media, policy, non-governmental organisations, teaching, the civil service, the arts and trade unions, and have gone onto to work in these areas or to jobs in higher education

"Sociology at Sussex is an incredibly open department: open to questions, methods and you, our students.

"Whether your interest is in everyday interaction or identity or in broad political debates and social movements, you’ll find people who are eager to discuss the issues with you.

"We have a strong tradition in social theory, but also lively engagement with campaigns and policy around sexual violence, global justice, healthcare and terrorism."

Dr Catherine Will, Senior Lecturer in Sociology