Taught course

Research Methods

Institution
City, University of London · School of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first or upper second class honours degree in a social science discipline, but other relevant subjects will be considered. Applications are also welcome from those with experience of working in a relevant area. An equivalent qualification from an overseas institution will be considered.

Students are required to have a grade C or above in Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent.

All students are expected to be computer literate.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills as a professional researcher in academia, private or public sectors. It is suitable for those seeking to undertake foundational training for doctoral level research, as well as those planning to work in an environment where they might need to commission, undertake, or otherwise critically engage with empirical social research.

The aim of the course is to boost your understanding, appreciation and practice of qualitative and quantitative research methods. It is taught by academics in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, so whatever your academic or professional background, you will achieve a broad perspective on the production and consumption of empirical research across a range of disciplines. At the same time, you will be able to pursue your own subject specialism through elective module choices and by conducting your own original research for your dissertation.

In the course we aim to equip you with an overview of key issues in research design and philosophical foundations of social research. We offer several modules in applied quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. These equip you with a set of practical skills to enable you to conduct and critically read research using these methods, and provide a firm foundation from which you can pursue further specialist training.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
SASS-enquiries@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 0249