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 in Brands, Communication & Culture

This exciting degree offers you the opportunity to study one of the major areas in contemporary media and communications – branding. 

  • Media and Communications

MA in Cities & Society

This programme brings together social analysis, design, activism, and inventive research methods in a critical engagement with various dimensions of urban work – from planning, policy making, research, cultural intervention, to the management of social programmes and institutions.

  • Sociology

MA in Critical & Creative Analysis

Cultural processes are creative and dynamic, meaning that our analysis of them must be too. This programme emphasises the critical analysis of cultural processes from an advanced theoretical perspective and with an interdisciplinary outlook.

  • Sociology

MA in 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.

  • Sociology

MA in 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.

  • Sociology

MA in 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 in 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.

  • Media and Communications

MA in Social Research

The MA in Social Research grounds students in both the art and the science of undertaking social research. Drawing upon a wide variety of contemporary theoretical traditions including postcolonial theory, poststructuralism, and feminism, the MA explores how such paradigms present implications for methodological design and analytical strategies.

  • Sociology

MA in Visual Sociology

Designed for students interested in new ways of exploring and understanding the social world through the use of visual, sensory and other experimental approaches, this programme allows you to study sociological issues alongside innovative methods.

  • Sociology

MPhil & PhD in Sociology

We're committed to developing our postgraduates into skilled researchers who can conduct rigorous research using a variety of methodologies and methods.

  • Sociology

MPhil & PhD in Visual Sociology

The MPhil/PhD in Visual Sociology offers you the opportunity to combine written sociological argument with film, sound, or photographic representation. 

  • Sociology