Research course

Criminology, Criminal Justice, Social Policy, Sociology

Institution
Bangor University · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA(Res)

Entry requirements

The criteria for admission onto the programme would normally be a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent, a satisfactory proposal for research and the ability of the School to effectively supervise the proposed dissertation.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is a one year programme, undertaken entirely by research on a topic proposed by the candidate and approved by the University. A supervisor will be appointed who will provide formal research supervision to the candidate for the 12 month period. At the end of the period, students will be expected to present a piece of work approximately 40,000 – 50,000 words in length. There are four methods of doing the programme either pursuing full-time study at the University; pursuing full-time research at an external place of employment or either of these pathways on a part-time basis over a period of 24 months instead of the full-time 12 month period.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent. Based on the University submission of 14 Units of Assessment, 77% of the research was rated in the top two tiers of research quality, ahead of the average for all UK universities.

Information for international students

For those whose first language is not English or Welsh, the minimum English language requirements is:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no individual score lower than 6.0)
  • Pearson PTE: 62 (with no individual score lower than 58)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no individual score lower than 169)

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Fees and funding

Please see our Fees & Finances pages for more information. You can also visit our Scholarships, Studentships & Bursaries to learn more about funding available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA(Res)
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Robin Mann
Email
r.mann@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1248 382085