The Department of Sociology & Criminology has a successful postgraduate programme. We offer an MA in Sociology, an MA in the Sociology of Sustainability and Global Challenges; and an opportunity to pursue Ph.D. research in Sociology.

Our MA degrees are designed for people who want to develop more advanced knowledge of Sociological theory, methods, and specialized topics. They are designed in such a way as to allow you to pursue and develop your own interests across a series of cutting-edge modules. Students take modules in Sociological theory and methods, as well as elective modules, and complete a dissertation as part of their degrees. Over the past several years students have completed projects on topics in a wide range of Sociology, ranging from Sociology of Gender to the Sociology of Human Rights to the Sociology of Environment.

Please click on the tabs for ‘MA Sociology’, ‘Sociology of Sustainability and Global Challenges’ and ‘PhD options’ for more information.

Questions about Sociology postgraduate issues and applications, and the HDip Sociology programme, should be sent to the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Mastoureh Fathi at 

Questions about the MA Criminology Programme may be sent to Dr Kevin Sweeney:

For queries on Criminology Phd options, please contact 


Postgraduate Summer Schools

The Department of Sociology & Criminology co-organizes two international summer schools.

International Political Anthropology Summer school, held in Italy:

Economy and Society Summer School:

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