Discover how societies and cultures across the world are becoming increasingly connected.
On this course, you'll learn how people are shaped by their nationality, gender and ethnicity and explore the global effects of culture transformation.
You'll look into how social media impacts society on a global scale, and what this means for people's lives and identities.
You'll also develop advanced research skills to help you design studies, interpret findings and critically evaluate data.
The course helped me to discover a new field of research that I hope to continue with in the future. I am looking to work for an international charity working with people affected in different ways by globalisation.Harriet MA Culture, Society and Globalisation
You will learn to investigate social and cultural differences and transformations in the contemporary world and the international world of work. You'll develop an insight into the effect of social media on societies.
Our department has a reputation for cutting-edge research. We give you opportunities to connect with researchers and students in other parts of the world to share experiences and explore findings.
This course is not associated with a specific Study Abroad programme, but York offers a number of options through international partnering programmes.
You will also study two option modules. In previous years, options have covered topics such as:
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You will develop, design, implement and manage your own original research project, supervised by a member of staff with the relevant experience for your topic. You'll use this research as the basis for a 15,000-word dissertation.
Example dissertation titles include:
You'll attend seminars to guide you in:
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
|Study mode||UK (home)||International and EU|
|Full-time (1 year)||£9,990||£22,250|
|Part-time (2 years)
This is the year 1 fee. Fees for future years are subject to confirmation.
Students on a Student Visa (formerly Tier 4 Visa) are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
For courses which are longer than one year, the tuition fees quoted are for the first year of study.
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If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
You'll be taught through lectures and seminars where you can discuss readings in a group. A member of the teaching staff will act as your supervisor throughout the degree, to help guide your studies and monitor progress.
You'll spend time working on your own, reading assigned texts and researching supporting materials, as well as working with others in seminars to discuss and present your work.
You'll also attend seminars from visiting scholars on a wide variety of sociological topics.
You will be based in the Department of Sociology on Campus East. Most of your contact hours will be on Campus East.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Core modules will be assessed by a mixture of ‘open’ essays (where an assignment is prepared in your own time and handed in) and presentations.
Open assessments are released early in the term so you can select one or more essay titles to read around the topic and plan your chosen essay.
Towards the end of your studies, you'll complete a 15,000-word dissertation on an original piece of your own research.
This broad-based masters in sociology degree is an ideal grounding for postgraduate students looking to go on to further study such as PhD or for a career in an international organisation, government organisations or the third sector. The communication and cultural knowledge developed will be highly valued by any organisation with international interests.
|Undergraduate degree||2:1 or equivalent in a relevant social sciences or humanities discipline. Alternatively, we may accept a 2:2 undergraduate degree supported by at least one year of relevant work experience.|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS (Academic and Indicator)||6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||176, minimum 169 in each component|
|Duolingo||120, minimum 105 in all other components|
|LanguageCert SELT||B2 with 33/50 in each component|
|LanguageCert International ESOL||B2 Communicator: Pass with 33/50 in each component|
|PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online||61, minimum 55 in each component|
|TOEFL||87, minimum of 21 in each component|
|Trinity ISE III||Merit in all requirements|
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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