Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Sociology (Critical)

Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Sociology
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,176
Careers:SociologistsSocial Policy Researchers


The MA in Critical Sociology is based on three foundations: (i) an examination of theoretical perspectives in critical sociology, (ii) the study of both standard and innovative sociological methodologies, and (iii) the exploration of a diversity of key topics in the field. Through course work and interaction with faculty, students will be exposed to a wide range of critical sociological frameworks, including Marxist political economy, political ecology, critical race theory, feminist analyses, critical animal studies, and poststructuralist, queer and post-colonial paradigms. Students will also examine a diverse range of sociological methodologies, in particular ethnographic research, interview and survey-based research methods, critical discourse analysis, and feminist methodologies. This theoretical and methodological foundation, coupled with exposure to diverse empirical concerns, will prepare students to develop sophisticated and rigorous approaches to critical sociological research and analysis.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 4.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in Sociology, with a minimum average of 75%. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in English.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 12, 2022