Postgraduate study in Sociology

What can you study in Sociology?

Postgraduate study in Sociology allows you to advance your knowledge of sociological literature, theories and methods, while you develop your own research interests.

You can study topics such as:

  • Mental health
  • Human rights
  • Tourism
  • Citizenship
  • State crime
  • Genocide
  • Political ecology of youth and crime
  • Identity and the settler states
  • Family and policy
  • Gender
  • Globalisation
  • Modernity
  • Critical theory
  • Social change

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology

A BA with a major in Sociology. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Master of Arts in Sociology

120-point (one-year) MA

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Sociology with an average grade of B or higher. There are higher requirements for some research options.

240-point (two-year) MA

A BA with a major in Sociology. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Structuring your specialisation in Sociology

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 BA(Hons) schedule for Sociology

Master of Arts in Sociology

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 MA schedule for Sociology

Courses

Explore the courses you can take as part of a specialisation in Sociology:

Postgraduate courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Sociology, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.