Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


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School:Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Social Science
Field of Study:Sociology
Description:Our faculty include award-winning, internationally renowned scholars in Social Inequality, Aging & Health, and Population Studies. We also have research expertise in areas such as youth and identity, criminology, and work. Furthermore, we are home to the Centre for Population, Aging and Health. We are active participants in the collaborative inter-disciplinary graduate programs in Migration & Ethnic Relations and Transitional Justice & Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Moreover, our researchers benefit from the Research Data Centre housed at Western and one of the top academic libraries in the country.

Upon completion, our graduates work in a variety of academic institutions, government agencies and private businesses around the world. The department houses a graduate student computer lab, office space, classrooms, research space and a lounge. With all of these facilities located on the fifth floor of the Social Science Centre, our students enjoy an inclusive environment and easy access to faculty members and facilities.
URL:Sociology at Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Research:Diversity and Inequality: Integration, Conflict and Social Change; Health, Aging and Life-Course Transitions; Population Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Admission Requirements: ▪ Master's degree or equivalent. ▪ At least a high second class standing (B+) in the master's degree. It is preferred but not essential that this Master's degree be in sociology. Applicants who have taken sociological theory, statistics and methods are preferred.

    Application Notes : Additional Requirements: ▪ A writing sample (e.g. term paper, excerpt from MA thesis), maximum 20 double-spaced pages.

    * 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 October 03, 2016