University of Hertfordshire

Social Sciences Modular Scheme


International Development Manager, College Lane

Hatfield, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Pg. Dip.- Social Sciences Modular Scheme;Pg. Cert.- Social Sciences Modular Scheme;Pg. Dip.- Crime and Community Safety;Pg. Cert.- Crime and Community Safety;Pg. Dip.- Politics;Pg. Cert.- Politics;Pg. Dip.- Sociology;Pg., M.A.- Social Sciences Modular Scheme;M.A.- Crime and Community Safety;M.A.- Politics;M.A.- Sociology;M.A.- Social Policy;M.A.- Sociology of Health and Illness;M.A.- Social Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MA Politics, MA Social Policy and MA Sociology are designed for those people who wish to continuetheir educational career immediately after obtaining a good class of honours on graduation or who wish to return to higher education at postgraduate level in order to update their knowledge in the discipline. The MACrime and Community Safety and the MA Sociology of Health and Illness focus on specific areas predominantly within the field of sociology which are of major contemporary concern particularly to thoseemployed in these particular fields of work. In order to achieve a Master's degree, you must pass common one year courses in socio-political theory and research methods, plus taught courses specific to your chosen degree. You must also write a dissertation relating to your chosen degree. All assessment is by coursework and teaching is by lectures, seminars and workshops. The dissertation is of particular importance. Work carried out for the dissertation enables you to specialise in an award of your choice subject to the availability of the necessary expert subject supervision. The dissertation is supported by taught courses on research methods which provides a thorough grounding in both qualitative and quantitative skills and techniques.


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