Sociology

What is Sociology?

Sociology is a science which is dedicated to society, its systems, terms and rules, relationships in society and social institutions. Sociology is closely related to such disciplines as Psychology, Anthropology, Political Sciences and Cultural Sciences. Many sciences study society, but Sociology considers society as an unite system that exists due to certain patterns of human behavior in different situations. These patterns are the main subject of study of sociologists.

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The main methods used by sociologists are statistical. Most of the people thinking about sociology imagine sociological tests, which is really one of the main sources of information for sociologists.

Entry requirements for Sociology applicants

Applicants for undergraduate study programs in Sociology need to have excellent grades in Social Sciences. Of course, those who wish to study in a prestigious university need to have excellent grades in all other subjects too, but Social Sciences came first.

Those who are applying for graduate study programs in Sociology need to complete a relevant education in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Anthropology, History, Communication Studies, etc.

Admission for many study programs in Sociology includes an interview with university stuff, during which applicants should demonstrate their interest in Sociology and briefly tell about their future plans in this area.

Applicants for foreign universities, whose native language is other from English, need to prove their language proficiency, since most of the study programs are usually taught in English. All universities accept the results of TOEFL or IELTS.

Best Universities

According to QS Top Universities Ranking by Subject 2016-2017, the best institution in the world with study programs in Sociology is Harvard University in the USA. The profile of this university (and a lot of others) can be found on our website, including requirements for international applicants and study programs. Some other world leading universities with study programs in Sociology are: University of California Berkeley, University of Oxford, London School of Economics and Political Science, Stanford University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Chicago, University of Cambridge, Yale University, Princeton University, University of California Los Angeles. All these universities are located in UK and USA, so you can find some specific requirements for applicants for universities in these countries on our website.

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              • Domestic students: $ 13.9k / Year
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              • Ranking:
              • 1998 StudyQA
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              • 3 years
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                • Domestic students: $ 7k / Year
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                • 1895 StudyQA
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                        • Domestic students: $ 13.9k / Year
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                                            • 1316 StudyQA
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                                            • 1 year
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                                                Bachelor Sociology programs

                                                bachelor sociology programs
                                                The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects 300 points in total with subjects usually wor...
                                                Description You can earn your Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social Science by taking online courses during the semeste...
                                                Description The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice provides students with a foundation i...
                                                Description Sociology provides ways of making sense of a world undergoing unprecedented social change and uncertainty...
                                                Sociology is a discipline that seeks to scientifically and analytically understand the dynamics of social order, change,...
                                                Sociology seeks to understand human behavior by studying how individuals connect to the groups and institutions in which...
                                                Description The B.A.in Social Science/Sociology track provides an excellent comprehensive introduction to the social....
                                                Description New for 2015 (subject to validation) This course combines an in-depth exploration of contemporary societi...
                                                The new Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program aims to cultivate self-motivated, reflective students....
                                                In addition to the standard major, the two sociology minors and the modified major are designed to fit the needs of stud...

                                                Master Sociology programs

                                                master sociology programs
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                                                The Master program in Language, Society and Communication is taught at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures a...
                                                The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS caters for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives:those coming from...
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                                                Most Popular Sociology programs

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                                                Gender Studies is an exciting area of scholarship. Drawing insights from across many academic disciplines, Gender Studie...
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                                                Advertisement Our course will enable you to develop your expertise in critically appraising practice with children an...
                                                The Master program in Language, Society and Communication is taught at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures a...
                                                The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS caters for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives:those coming from...
                                                Advertisement The role of socio-cultural factors on transformation processes in societyWhen choosing the Master of So...
                                                Advertisement This programme is based in the Department of Sociology. The core course is taught by researchers locate...
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                                                PhD Sociology programs

                                                phd sociology programs
                                                The DPhil in Sociology is a full-time, three year doctoral programme for students who would like to undertake original a...
                                                The Kroc Institute, a leading center for interdisciplinary peace research and teaching, offers six doctoral degrees. Stu...
                                                The School is committed to increasing the number of students recruited to and trained through its postgraduate programme...
                                                Rural and regional development program to educate the researchers, development practitioners and specialists in the fiel...
                                                The Department of Sociology at Brown University offers outstanding doctoral training. Our graduate student community is....
                                                The Ph.D. in Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought (ASPECT) prepares graduate students to undertake theory-bas...
                                                The PhD programme in sociology combines individual work, supervision and structured training. During their first six mon...
                                                The mission of the Ph.D. program in the Vanderbilt University Department of Sociology is to prepare students for careers...
                                                The graduate program in sociology offers master s and doctoral courses, which lead to the award of a master s or doctora...
                                                The doctoral program is aimed at candidates who, while already having both the intellectual responsibility and disciplin...