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 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 may be eligible to apply for funding through MA or MA+PhD studentships. You have the opportunity to learn how to design, analyse and defend research through hands-on activities. Our aim is for you to 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, 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

Course contact details

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