Taught course

Critical Social Science

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:1 in a relevant discipline
  • equivalent professional qualifications and experience
Additional information:
  • IELTS English language requirement: 6.0-6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson requirements: 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

LJMU's MRes in Critical Social Science explores research in social sciences that informs society, organisations and institutions.
  • Pursue your own research interest under the guidance of specialist supervisors
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of Critical Social Science research methods
  • Develop your skills as an academic researcher, and gain the foundation for progression to PhD
  • Enjoy a vibrant and innovative postgraduate culture
This Masters programme provides you with the opportunity to think beyond traditional subject boundaries and undertake a postgraduate level research project in your chosen area of specialist interest.

The MRes in Critical Social Science seeks to develop and extend your skills and knowledge in the practice and theory of research. The course is organised around both sociology and criminology specific content but also joining others across the school for an interdisciplinary approach designed to cultivate your understanding of research as an activity.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090