MSoc (Hons) Sociology (Professional Development) Integrated Master's

University of East London (UEL)
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 46,488
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 55,269

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: Must include passes at A2 in at least one subject. 
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF).
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
  • Other equivalent qualifications accepted by the university.

Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths (See below for accepted equivalences)

English Language Requirements:

  • Overall IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).


This new course is ideal for you if you’re keen to study pressing social policy issues such as class and social inequality, social justice, housing, urban regeneration, criminology, law, education, and health – all at a university based in area experiencing profound and fascinating social changes.  

During your first three years, you’ll choose from the full range of undergraduate modules offered on the BSc Sociology (professional development) course, as well as selected modules from other subject areas in the School of Social Sciences, including Anthropology, International Development, International Politics, Law and Psychosocial Studies. 

In the fourth year, you’ll take master’s-level modules focusing on the theory and practice of sociology and social policy. You’ll also carry out an original piece of research under supervision. This means the course also prepares graduates for doctoral studies in social policy, sociology or related disciplines.

You’ll learn about contemporary debates in social policy and how to use sociological approaches to analyse historical and contemporary events. 

You’ll develop the skills to place debates about social policy within local and global contexts and in the context of rapid change. We’ll prepare you to take advantage of a range of employment opportunities relating to social research and analysis.

Year 1

  • Introduction to Social Policy: Sociological Perspectives 
  • Thinking Sociologically
  • Researching East London
  • Introduction to Health systems and their management 
  • Introduction to NGO Management


  • Constitutional and Administrative Law 
  • Contemporary issues of Youth Justice and Criminology
  • Sociology of Education (optional)
  • Understanding Health and Healthcare in the UK
  • Psycho-social Perspectives of Psychology 

Year 2

  • Delivering Social Welfare in the 21st Century
  • Researching East London 2 


  • Introduction to Planning and Fundraising in the Third Sector 
  • International Organisations and Global Governance
  • Inequalities, Social Development and Livelihoods
  • Human Rights 
  • Comparative Education, Ideology and Policy 
  • Families, Children and Education 
  • Education, Identity and Social Justice
  • Social Patterns of Health and Illness
  • Health Policy 
  • Global Health Policy
  • Crime, Deviance and Social History 

Year 3

  • Research Project/Dissertation 
  • Placement Module 


  • Immigration Law
  • Housing and Urban Regeneration 
  • Critical Approaches to Class Studies 
  • Gender Studies
  • Constructions of Race in Culture and Politics
  • Life Histories 
  • Mentally disordered Suspects, Defendants and offenders 
  • Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice 
  • Comparative Health Systems 
  • Service Quality in  Healthcare 
  • European Union Politics 
  • HIV in the world 

Generations, Age and Meaning 

Year 4

  • Theorising Modernity, Understanding Crises 
  • Framing Questions, Locating Research  
  • Themes and Issues in Sociology 
  • Advanced Dissertation 

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