Entry requirements

MMU standard entrance requirements for postgraduate taught programmes apply. (Applicants need to have an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if students are able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard.)

Language requirements

International applicants need to demonstrate English Language requirements at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters award provides an opportunity for postgraduate learning and development in the study of research in the social sciences, with an orientation towards knowledge and enquiry at the forefront of the field. The programme has been developed to meet the Economic and Social Research Council’s new postgraduate training and development requirements and as such, it is broad-based and has relevance across a number of social science disciplines.

You will develop theoretical knowledge and practical expertise via a series of generic social science, as well as education-specific and interdisciplinary units that enable the development of research-informed and subject-specific proficiency. The programme promotes collaboration and the cross-fertilisation of ideas in social research, acknowledging the complexities of contemporary educational thinking and practice.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

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