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Postgraduate taught

MA Society and Culture: Health and Well-being

UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
2 years part time
Entry year 2021
Contact

Dr Christopher Thorpe
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0300 555 6060 (UK)  
+44 (0)1392 723192 (non-UK)

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Sociology

Overview

  • You will acquire a broad, general knowledge of the current debates within both sociology and anthropology and also develop specialist knowledge within health and wellbeing
  • You will be equipped with the traditional and cutting-edge research tools used for studying the relationship between culture, society and everyday life
  • You will examine the complex ways in which health and well-being are entwined with society and culture
  • You will develop a wide range of key transferrable skills that are highly valued by employers within a range of professions

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Ranked 9th in the UK in the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework when intensity (100%) and 4* and 3* grades are taken into account

Top 10 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Top 10 in the Guardian League Table 2020

 

Entry requirements

We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in sociology, anthropology, statistics, data or maths. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criterion, if your first degree is in a different discipline, you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

All applicants should provide a personal statement explaining their interest in the programme and how it fits with their earlier studies.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Pearson

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Course content

Building on an interdisciplinary perspective distinctive to our approach to sociology and anthropology at Exeter, this degree will allow you to explore contemporary societies by focusing on health well-being in a cross-cultural perspective.

You will examine the complex ways in which health and well-being are entwined with society and culture. Our core module in social theory will introduce you to a range of central themes and issues that both classical and contemporary social theorists have addressed in their work equipping you with a broad range of conceptual tools with which to understand and research the social world.

You’ll also chose from a range of optional modules covering fields such as research methods; gender at work; food, body and society; data visualisation; and philosophy of science.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Teaching and research

Teaching takes place over the first two terms, leaving the third for your dissertation. Research-centred teaching is at the heart of the programme. Teaching is done in small seminar groups to allow students the best possible interaction with academic staff, through individual presentations and round table discussions of common readings.

Students have the opportunity to engage in a serious piece of research into a topic of their choosing through the dissertation module. You will be assessed through coursework which will vary depending on the modules you choose and the completion of a dissertation.

Fees

2021/22 entry

UK fees per year:

£9,200 full-time; £4,600 part-time

International fees per year:

£19,400 full-time

 

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.
Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

 

Careers

Employer-valued skills

In addition to the specialist knowledge you will gain during your programme, you will also develop transferrable skills valued by employers such as:

  • researching, analysing and assessing sources of information
  • written and verbal communication skills
  • managing and interpreting information
  • developing ideas and arguments

Career support

The College's Employability Officer works with our central Career Zone team to give you access to a wealth of business contacts, support and training, as well as the opportunity to meet potential employers at our regular Careers Fairs.