University of Kent
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Methods of Social Research
MA - Methods of Social Research PDip - Methods of Social Research
The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) has a long and distinguished history, and is one of the largest and most successful social science research communities in Europe.
It has received top ratings in Research Assessment Exercises, and most recently had 70% of its work judged as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in terms of its “originality, significance and rigour”.
This programme provides essential training for those who will go on to employment involving the use of social research, or to further research in the social sciences. It introduces a variety of different approaches to social science research, presented in a multidisciplinary context and at an advanced level. The programme focuses on developing practical skills in analysis and presentation of social research, the philosophical, theoretical and ethical issues surrounding research, and to debates about the relationship between theory and research, and between research and policy/practice.
Those students who wish to follow a sociology pathway should take optional modules that focus on sociology or social policy.
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