What Will You Study

Lancaster's Masters Degree in Sociology pushes at the frontiers of current social analysis while aiming to keep abreast of the intellectual traditions of sociology.

Lancaster’s sociologists have been at the forefront of interdisciplinarity and the possibilities this furnishes for redefining and reinvigorating the sociological tradition. The content of the current degree programme reflects this, with courses drawing expertise not only from Sociology, but also from the Department’s Centre for Gender & Women's Studies, the Centre for Science Studies, the Centre for Mobilities Research, and the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change.

Drawing on our highly-rated research culture, we integrate relevant and exciting new work into the development of the discipline of sociology. We also draw inspiration from the perplexing and ever-changing world of the 21st century and many of your lecturers will be carrying out empirical research as well as teaching you how to carry out your own research.

We aim to give all students a thorough training in analytical tools and research skills, enabling you to ask and answer questions about the things that shape, sustain and disrupt societies. The outcome is guaranteed to be intellectually stimulating – if you thought you knew what sociology was, come here and be surprised! The MA in Sociology is a forum for joining in the argument, while being assured of a broader critical awareness of recent developments within the discipline.

Find out more about the conferences, research centres, and research culture that make studying Sociology at Lancaster great.