I had a great relationship with the staff in my school, who were all so friendly and approachable, which gave me the confidence to study a subject I had no prior experience with." Sian Anderson MA Policy and Social Research
2.1 Degree in any discipline (or equivalent). Mathematics - C or above at GCSE (or equivalent).
This MA programme equips students with the tools and knowledge to understand how and why social, political and cultural changes manifest themselves, both in the UK and internationally.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is currently being revised and improved. Applications are not currently open.
Check our scholarships page for information about postgraduate funding options. And did you know Aston graduates are eligible for a 20% discount on PG fees?
Duration: Full time 1 year. Part time 2 years. Start date(s): October Distance learning available: No Entry requirements: 2.1 Degree in any discipline (or equivalent).Mathematics - C/4 or above at GCSE (or equivalent).
The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.
Fees for 2017/18*: UK/ EU: £5,450 Non-EU: £14,100 *These figures have not been confirmed, but they are expected to be approximately as stated. Part-time students pay a pro-rata version of full-time fees.
Application: We recommend that overseas students apply before the end of June due to visa requirements as these can take a few weeks to process.
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Choose from the following elective modules to the value of 40 credits:
BA (Hons), MA, PhD (ESRC), Essex; PG Cert (Teaching and Learning), Keele
This new MA programme opens the way vocationally to both research at doctoral level and to work in the private, voluntary and public sectors.
You will have access to: