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Postgraduate Sociology and Social Sciences

MA Safeguarding in Sport, MA Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies) and MA Social Sciences (International Childhood) provide you with a range of perspectives on safeguarding, autism and childhood and children’s rights.

You can investigate the abuse and maltreatment of children and other athletes in sports environments, discover how discourses of autism shape autistic people’s lived experiences, or gain a unique international perspective on childhood and children’s rights.

Whichever of these specialist courses you choose, you will have opportunities to gain practical experience and enhance your employability, such as through work-based learning and an international field trip.

If you’re looking for a shorter course, we also offer a PGCert Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies).

Alternatively, if you want to focus on a particular aspect of social sciences in depth, our MRes Masters by Research or PhD Doctor of Philosophy provide opportunities to do so.

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Social Sciences (International Childhood) student, Ashadhi Kariyapperuma Athukoralage

The course modules cover children’s rights, childhood experiences and support to understand children’s lives from a different perspective.

Ashadhi Kariyapperuma Athukoralage

Social Sciences (International Childhood)

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Social Sciences (International Childhood) student, Jordan Carruthers

We visited Lithuania where we investigated their education system, level of inclusion, feminism, identity and politics. This was all through seminars at the Vytautas Magnus University.

Jordan Carruthers

Social Sciences (International Childhood)

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Headshot of Fatimah Salvador

On a field trip to Amsterdam I learned about children's lived experiences and their curriculum. We visited many historical places, such as Anne Frank's house, Jood Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, and Ruks Museum, along with the opportunity to explore Amsterdam.

Fatimah Salvador

MA Social Sciences (International Childhood)

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Social Sciences students are based in the Geosciences building. The contemporary facilities combine with a friendly and supportive learning environment to ensure that your studies are a rich and rewarding experience.

The Geosciences building features a large lecture theatre, small group teaching rooms, IT facilities and smaller tutorial spaces. There is also a large social area which encourages a more informal and interactive style of learning.