Taught course

Social Sciences

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate Honours degree within a relevant discipline Submission of a satisfactory 500 word original research project proposal A formal interview

Months of entry


Course content

Through the Social Sciences MRes, you will complete an original social science research project of your choosing, so you can really explore what interests you.

The course will equip you with the research skills you need to produce a 25,000-word dissertation. You’ll be supervised by researchers who are widely published and currently working at the cutting edge of their field. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 80% of staff research within the Department of Social Sciences at Northumbria was recognised as ‘internationally excellent’, with some of it noted as ‘world-leading’

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444