Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Social Research grounds students in both the art and the science of undertaking social research. Drawing upon a wide variety of contemporary theoretical traditions including postcolonial theory, poststructuralism, and feminism, the MA explores how such paradigms present implications for methodological design and analytical strategies.

The MA in Social Research also trains students in the utilisation of advanced quantitative approaches. In doing so, the MA prepares students to undertake population level studies using high quality random probability datasets.

The MA teaching is made up of lectures and workshops covering both qualitative and quantitative methods during which students are encouraged to try out, evaluate and sometimes combine different approaches. The range of methods covered includes interviewing and observation, archival research, visual methods, ethnographic work as well as statistical analysis of large-scale quantitative data sets.

The dissertation research project assesses your proficiency in managing different types of data and your ability to design and carry out an original piece of research. Dissertation workshops will guide you as you prepare to undertake a substantive piece of research on a topic of your choice. The dissertation research will be supervised by an experienced member of staff.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300