Masters | Postgraduate Course - Cultural Sociology MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Cultural Sociology MA

Study Details

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

This degree provides training in the diverse, vibrant, exciting and expanding field of Cultural Sociology.

Topics covered include:

  • The major theories and theorists in cultural sociology, from the classics until today
  • Culture’s relations to social orders and forms of individual and collective agency
  • Culture and power
  • Culture and everyday life
  • Aesthetics and the human senses
  • New sociologies of art and aesthetic life

You will explore a wide range of different research methods that are used for investigating the world in cultural-sociological ways.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • SOCM020 Research Methods in the Social Sciences 30
  • SOCM024 Cultural Sociology 30
  • SOCM027 Social Theory 30
  • SOCM904 Dissertation 60

Optional modules
Plus 30 credits of modules selected from a list of options offered in the Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology. 
Sociology PGT modules 2017-8

  • SOCM002A Philosophy of the Social Sciences 1 15
  • SOCM013 Independent Study in Sociology and Philosophy 30
  • SOCM016 Cultures of the Life Sciences 30
  • SOCM019 Research Methods in the Social Sciences 15
  • SOCM020 Research Methods in the Social Sciences 30
  • SOCM945 Philosophy of Science 30
  • SOCM950 Science Technology and Society 30
  • SOCM002B Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30
  • SOCM023 Social Theory 15
  • SOCM024 Cultural Sociology 30
  • SOCM025 Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 15
  • SOCM026 Using Longitudinal Data in Family Policy Studies 15
  • SOCM027 Social Theory 30
  • SOCM030 Gender at Work 30
  • SOCM028 Policy Analytics: Data Driven Policy Analysis and Evidence Based Decision-making 30
  • SOCM029 Data Visualisation 15

Philosophy PGT modules 2017-8

  • PHLM008 Mind, Body and World 30
  • PHLM010 Introduction to Philosophical Methods 30
  • PHLM006 Contemporary Ethics 30

Anthropology PGT modules 2017-8

  • ANTM100 The Animal Mirror: Representations of Animality 15
  • ANTM101 Animals, Health and Healing 15
  • ANTM102 Anthrozoology: Theory and Method 30
  • ANTM103 Applied Anthrozoology 30
  • ANTM105 Humans and Wildlife: Conflict and Conservation 15
  • ANTM107 Anthrozoology Residential 15
  • ANTM108 Bioacoustics 15
  • ANTM021 Food, Body and Society 15
  • ANTM022 Food, Body and Society 30
  • ANTM104 Family Hominidae and Other Primates 15
  • ANTM106 Representation of Animals Through Religion 15

Entry Requirements

Normally a 1st or 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

In addition to the specialist knowledge you will gain during your programme, you will also develop transferrable skills valued by employers such as:

- researching, analysing and assessing sources of information
- written and verbal communication skills
- managing and interpreting information
- developing ideas and arguments