These programmes cover the most significant recent developments in sociology and enable students to specialise in particular areas, developing their critical skills and advancing their knowledge of modern sociology. You take a total of three course units through a combination of full and/or half units and you complete a dissertation of up to 10,000 words on a subject of interest related to the courses and approved by the Department. Core courses for MSc Sociology: Social Research Methods. Core courses for MSc Sociology (Research): Social Research Methods; Quantitative Analysis Part I; Quantitative Analysis Part 2. Range of other options.