Taught course

Social Research Methods (Sociology)

Durham University · Sociology

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Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

Sociology as a discipline encompasses the examination and analysis of all aspects of social life and social relations. An important element of the discipline is the production and the analysis of evidence about the social world at all levels – from processes of globalization to the ways in which people interact socially. This course is designed to provide you with a grounding in social research to enable you to develop sociological investigations of the social world. It covers a range of approaches to research – not only in terms of the techniques used by sociologists in 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

• Contemporary Sociological Theory and Social Transformation

• Categorical Data Analysis with SPSS and R

• 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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