University of Sheffield

Department of Geography

MSc Social and Spatial Inequalities


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Social and Spatial Inequalities

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSc in Social and Spatial Inequalities is a new course based around, and inspired by, the work of the department's internationally-recognised SASI research group. The group conduct interdisciplinary research which contributes to an evidence base for policy development aimed at reducing social inequalities. The course will break new ground as it is unique within the UK in studying inequality from both social and spatial perspectives.

The MSc in Social and Spatial Inequalities is built around the group's strength in quantitative analysis of social phenomena, and the mapping and visualisation of social data. The course will offer a variety of modules each of which will tackle a different theme or issues within social and spatial inequality, such as: Poverty and Deprivation, Global Inequality, Health Inequalities, Happiness and Wellbeing, Mapping and Visualising Inequalities, Political Geography, and Social Area Classification. The programme explores social inequality with a specific focus on geography, and the importance of geographic space in recognising and understanding social patterns and social change. The course has an emphasis on giving students an awareness of the many social and economic issues relating to inequality.

You'll be trained to develop ideas and skills in this field.  These techniques are fundamental if you're planning a career in social research or social policy.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6 in each part), or TOEFL iBT with 87 or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 13990 GBP

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