Taught course

Social Research

Institution
Lancaster University · Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent)in a relevant social science.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This MA in Social Research combines rigorous methodological training with flexible sets of modules in different areas of social inquiry, and is thus suitable for those with a range of disciplinary backgrounds. It is ideal for both those wishing to train or re-train in social research skills to support a career in the public or private sector and those interested in preparing for further PhD research. Our students have gone on to a range of careers, including fast-track civil service positions, research in private companies, positions in non-governmental organisations and academic research careers.

Five different pathways are available:

  • Sociology
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Environment, Culture and Society
  • Science, Technology, Innovation and Social Practices

The programme consists of four core modules, two optional modules and a dissertation. It is possible for pathways to be slightly amended to tailor them more closely to your needs. If you have any questions about which pathway is best suited to your interests, please contact us.

As a programme recognised by the Northwest Doctoral Training Partnership (Economic and Social Research Council), you would be eligible to apply for funding through MA or MA+PhD studentships. You will learn how to design, analyse and defend research through hands-on, student-directed activities, and will become skilled in the translation of theoretically informed research questions into research projects.

Information for international students

IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Coordinator
Email
spgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 593148