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Programme Objective

The Masters degree programme in Sociology is designed to produce graduates with the ability to analyze critically the structure of Caribbean societies, and to engage effectively with our societies’ problems in a manner that gives due weight to social, cultural and institutional analysis, as well a+s problem-solving.


All students in the Master’s programme pursue a set of core courses in sociological theory and research methods in addition to a structured sequence of courses in an area of specialization. Current areas of specialisation include:
• Sociology of Development (not offered in 2022-23)
Social Policy
• Social Policy and Development (joint specialisation) (not offered in 2022-23)
Social Anthropology

The programme requires that students register for a total of 36 credits, which comprise seven taught courses, a technical writing course, research seminars and a 6-credit research course/research paper. 

Fee schedule 2023/24

Admission Requirement

Admission to the Masters in Sociology will require a good first degree in Sociology, (at least lower second class Honours) or the equivalent qualification of another degree with a Diploma in Sociology (at least a B average). The Applicant's first degree should be from an approved university.

It is expected that applicants will already possess adequate exposure at the undergraduate level to sociological theory and social research methodology before entering the programme. Where there are deficits in these areas, it may be possible to remedy this by the assignment of departmental requirements, but this will be determined on the basis of each applicant's record.

Where students do not possess the undergraduate foundation for their selected area of specialisation, they will be required to take these courses as departmental requirements.



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