Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Develop a thorough understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods. Explore theoretical approaches and the challenges of interdisciplinary research. Focus on a specific research project of your choice.

This masters degree combines core units in research methods with options units from a range of subject specialisms, for example, education, childhood and youth and social work.

Our MA Social Research degree is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC’s) White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. Applicants are therefore eligible to apply for 1+3.5 studentships to fund their MA and subsequent PhD (see wrdtp.ac.uk for details). After completion of the course, students will also be eligible to apply for ESRC +3.5 awards to fund a PhD, through any of the ESRC’s 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships across the UK.

It’s designed for anyone who’d like to pursue a career in research, whether you’re hoping to go on to PhD study, work as a social researcher in the public or private sector, or are on a career break and interested in exploring social research.

Through this course, you’ll develop the skills to begin your research career and to contribute to wider research communities.

Fees and funding

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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

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