Taught course

Social Science

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold, or be close to completing a first or second-class undergraduate degree in a social sciences or humanities subject. However, other applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate, through recent and relevant experience, that they have the ability to undertake the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

The MSc in Social Science offers students the unique opportunity to tailor their own programme of study made up from a range of modules offered on other postgraduate courses at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences.

Students will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of social scientific theory and research methods, alongside more specialist material from a selection of fields such as childhood and youth studies; crime, safety and justice; education; social and public policy. The programme is suitable for anyone wishing to enhance their academic record and employability profile, providing a range of transferrable skills for the workplace, as well as a foundation for those wishing to go on to further training in a variety of professional fields. The MSc in Social Science will be of value and relevance to students from both the UK and overseas.

Special Features

The programme is distinctive because it offers exciting opportunities for students to work in a truly inter-disciplinary social science environment and to benefit from a breadth of substantive, theoretical and methodological expertise with leading scholars. The MSc in Social Science is one of the few courses available in the UK that provide students with the freedom to piece together their own programme of study, drawing from a number of different fields such as childhood and youth studies; crime, safety and justice; education; social and public policy. All students on the course also have the opportunity to develop their expertise in social theory and research methods and design through the core modules offered on the programme.

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Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to obtain a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in the other sub-sections.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Peter Hemming
+44 (0)29 208 70911