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Anglia Ruskin University: Sociology

Institution Anglia Ruskin University
Department Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone 01245 686868
Study type Taught


Our Master's course will help deepen your knowledge of the theoretical and substantive aspects of contemporary sociology. You’ll develop expertise in the principles and application of social research methodology, and examine key debates and issues like progress and reason, genetic structuralism and the role of modernity.

Our optional modules will also let you explore more specialist areas such as modern crime control, nationalism or nature and society.

All your studies will be supported by our research-active staff, whose interests reflect the latest developments in sociology. Our staff and their areas of expertise are:

  • Course Leader Dr Liz Bradbury : social theory; gender studies; psychoanalysis; the Frankfurt School

  • Dr Shaun le Boutillier : social theory; applied ethics; explanations of the relations between individual and society

  • Dr David Skinner: race and racism, the social and political aspects of scientific and technological innovation; the relationship between the natural and social sciences; forensics, databases and surveillance; the changing management of public services

  • Dr Sam Lundrigan: criminological geographic profiling systems; spatial behaviour of serial rapists; behaviour consistency of serial offenders

  • Dr Anna Markovska : transitional countries; serious crime; corruption; drug abuse

  • Colleen Moore : violent behaviour; justice and injustice through the courts; human trafficking; comparative criminology

  • Emma Brett : public service; learning and education; equality and cultural diversity; barriers to learning

  • Julian Constable : learning and teaching in the post-compulsory education sector; police training methods

To support your learning, we run a research seminar series and frequent symposia and conferences. All our students are welcome to attend and contribute.


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