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MSc Social Science Research Methods (Sociology)
This programme reflects the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies' expertise in research methods training. It provides comprehensive training in the whole process of research conceptualisation, design and operationalisation.
It is particularly suitable for those seeking a career as a social science researcher or going on to a PhD, including Economic and Social Research Council-funded doctoral study. It is specially formulated to reflect the training recommended by the ESRC and has been accredited as a research training programme.
You will develop thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of the variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods that are available to the social scientist and the principal methods of analysing data. The programme also covers the research process, ethical considerations and social theory. You will be encouraged to apply your methods training to substantive research interests.
The MSc programme comprises six 12-week taught units and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.
Plus at least one of the following:
You will choose no more than two sociology-based optional units from those on offer in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies during the second teaching block.
The summer term is completed with a dissertation. The dissertation enables you to pursue an independent, in-depth study, reflecting on the epistemological and methodological issues covered in the taught element of the programme.
Out State Tuition (per year): 15,700 GBP
Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)
Locale: Midsize City