Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Public Sociology

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
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Rank: 75 (TCUG)

Location: Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Website: www.qmu.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/09/09

Duration: -

Intl fees: £13000


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75

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75

UKEAS Ranking

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Description

Public sociology is a distinctive approach to the discipline, in which sociological knowledge theory, analysis and social practice is directly connected to the experiences of particular ‘publics’, normally understood as community groups, interest groups, campaigns or other civil society organisations. The essence of public sociology is that it is a discipline that speaks to, and for, audiences and communities beyond the parameters of the academic discipline and makes meaningful contributions to ongoing debates around public issues and concerns.

Requirements

Entry requirements

An ordinary degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Experience of engagement with communities or public groups is desirable. Exceptionally we will also consider applications from people without a degree but with significant experience of community work or similar and who can show that they are able to study at postgraduate level.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5


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About this university

International students

Around 17% of students attending the university are from outside the UK. The Recruitment and International Liaison Office is the first place for international students to contact regarding matters around their studies. They are available to provide a range of information and assistance on subjects that commonly are encountered when coming to the UK including immigration and visas, accommodation, bringing family members with them, fees, and funding issues. In addition, there is English language support for those students who don’t speak the language as their first language. The student union is on hand to offer a range of advice and support for students as well as organising extra-curricular activities, volunteering opportunities and even services such as entertainment venues. One of these is Maggie’s the student union bar and café where students can meet friends, have a drink or a meal and make use of the pool tables. It is also used as a venue for special events from parties to fundraising events and much more. There are a host of sports on offer at the university ranging from traditional team sports such as basketball, football and rugby to solo sports such as badminton and tennis. There are even special Scottish sports on offers such as Camogie and Gaelic football. The societies on offer are equally diverse and range from interest groups such as the Anime Society to cultural and religion groups such as Christian Union and into the arts such as the Drama or Dance Societies. These also include volunteering and charity groups.

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