Taught course

Social Science Research Methods

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Please see http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/browse-by-school/school-of-social-sciences

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc in Social Science Research Methods aims to provide advanced training in research methods across the full range of the social sciences.

You will be provided with a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of how to construct effective research studies, of the variety of data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing social scientific data. You will also be introduced to the political and ethical frameworks within which social science research is conducted, and to some of the ways in which the results of social science research are disseminated.

The course pathways have ESRC recognition and they each provide the appropriate training basis for proceeding to a PhD. These programmes provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, the application of social research expertise for occupational career development, and the pursuit of substantive areas of interest at postgraduate level.

Students may apply for one of the pathways through the MSc/PgDip in Social Science Research Methods:

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084