Master's degrees

Postgraduate teaching in Social and Policy Studies comprises the MA in Childhood, Youth and Social Policy and the MA in Digital Media and Society.

Social Policy staff teach a major part of the MA in Childhood, Youth and Social Policy, which offers students a grounding in understanding key social issues affecting children and young people in contemporary societies and also trains students to conduct innovative research in social policy.

Sociologists focusing on digital and new technologies teach the core part of the MA in Digital Media and Society, which focuses on how digital media is used in everyday context and how digital technologies are giving rise to new models of economy and consumption. The programme also trains students in studying digital media from online ethnography to surveys and experiments.

1st in the UK

for Criminology

Guardian University Guide 2023

7th in the UK

for Social Policy

Complete University Guide 2023

Top 10 in the UK

for Sociology

Guardian University Guide 2023

100% of research impact rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

Research Excellence Framework 2021