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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Sociology (The Sociology of Media and Culture) is no longer accepting new applications.

From a fresher with an imposter syndrome to a scholar quoting Bourdieu, I would never have achieved so much without the programme. It has taught me more about sociology in six months than I could have learned on my own in six years. 

For all the ground we covered, I also had great latitude in shaping my learning. I could choose the research area I wanted to specialise in and had priority access to sought-after research method classes. This meant that I studied what I wanted to study and learned the skills that I wanted to learn. When the time came to start my dissertation, the imposter syndrome was a thing of the past. I have stepped into Easter Term a better scholar, researcher and sociologist.

Saidrasul Ashrafkhanov (April 2022)

The MPhil in the Sociology of Media and Culture is like an academic buffet, or smörgåsbord as we say in Sweden. It gives you the opportunity to tailor your degree to your interests by offering access to courses outside of the programme along with a wide range of methodology courses. These are combined with a myriad of events, talks and societies that are all part of the larger Cambridge experience. 

At the heart of the Cambridge experience, however, are the people. I had the pleasure to be surrounded by professors and students that have diverse academic and cultural backgrounds but share an admirable engagement in and curiosity about their fields. I can confidently say that I learned just as much from interacting with these people as I did through reading. 

Apart from being relevant to my career, this programme has given me insights into phenomena and issues that are deeply intertwined with my everyday life. As digital media are becoming increasingly integrated into our cultures, these are insights that I believe to be crucial for anyone who wishes to understand how this development affects us and the world we live in. 

Julia Kviberg (March 2022)

Key Information

9 months full-time

21 months part-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Philosophy

Department of Sociology

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
April 24, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

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