Masters programmes in Sociology

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Goldsmiths is an exciting space for postgraduates.

Check us out on Facebook and join our Masters alumni group. You'll be kept up-to-date with the latest events and news from the Department and communicate with other former students.  

Prof Kate Nash is the Director of Masters Programmes and Clare Lewis is the Postgraduate Programmes Officer.

For details on how to apply and funding opportunities follow the links, but for any other questions please contact the Postgraduate Programmes Officer. For a list of available postgraduate modules, please see our postgraduate modules page.

Study abroad

The Department of Sociology offers an Erasmus scheme which enables you to live in a European city for part of your degree.

Our masters programmes

Degree listing

MA Brands, Communication & Culture

This unique programme introduces you to the variety of ways in which brands are developed and used, and helps you to understand how the growth of branding – in business, but also in politics, government, sport and culture – has changed the societies we live in.

MA Cities & Society

This Masters draws on urban sociology to explore the meaning of cities, urban life and culture.

MA Critical & Creative Analysis

We live in a time of profound cultural, social and political changes. This Masters degree in Critical & Creative Analysis is designed to equip you with the conceptual and analytical tools to understand and engage with these developments in thoughtful and inventive ways.

MA Gender, Media & Culture

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.

MA Human Rights, Culture & Social Justice

This MA examines contemporary issues concerning justice. You will learn how to conceptualise and study the possibilities of human rights, going beyond legal formulations to look at the conditions in which human rights claims are made.

MA Race, Media & Social Justice

How we live with difference is the key issue of our time. Issues relating to race and ethnicity, whether immigration, Islamophobia, #blacklivesmatter, or media diversity, are at the forefront of public debate. The MA Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity and racism.

MA Visual Sociology

The MA Visual Sociology is designed for students interested in new ways of exploring and understanding the social world through the use of visual, sensory and other experimental approaches. You’ll study sociological issues alongside innovative methods and gain the tools needed to examine, represent and intervene in the social world.

MPhil/PhD Sociology

We offer MPhil and PhD research programmes in Sociology for full or part-time study.

MSc Social Research

The MSc Social Research is an advanced degree in social scientific methodology and is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as a research training degree. It is suitable for those who wish to prepare for PhD research, as well as those seeking to increase key employability skills in qualitative fieldwork, quantitative data management, and data analytics.