Taught course

Social Research Methods (Social Policy)

Institution
Durham University · Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normally an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent.

However, applications from candidates with a 2.2 degree (or below) who have approved professional qualifications, for example in Social Work, together with experience, will be actively considered for admission.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The field of Social Policy examines the definition, pattern and range of social problems in contemporary society and the various policy responses to them. It explores the role of the state in relation to the welfare and management of its citizens and the role of state intervention in determining the conditions under which people live. This course is designed to provide you with a grounding in social research as applied in social policy investigations.

Course Structure

You will take a range of taught modules primarily in the first two terms of the academic year. Starting in the first term, you will undertake a module on research design which will enable you to develop a research proposal for your dissertation.

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,750.00 per year
International students
£19,000.00 per year

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
study@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0)191 334 1000