Taught course

Social Research Methods (Social Policy)

Durham University · Sociology

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Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This course 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. It covers a range of approaches to research - not only in terms of the techniques used in social research, but also in terms of the theoretical underpinnings of research.

Core modules:

• Perspectives on Social Research

• Statistical Exploration and Reasoning

• Research Design and Process

• Qualitative Research Methods in Social Science

• Quantitative Research Methods in Social Science

• Social Policy and Society

• Policy Related and Evaluation Research

• Dissertation.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000.00 per year
International students
£20,000.00 per year


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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