Taught course

Social Science Research

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Qualifications
PGDip

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a social science or related discipline.

Applicants holding a 2.1 Honours degree in a non-related discipline may be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in a relevant context.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme provides practical, career-orientated training in social science research methods, including research design, data collection and data analysis relating to both qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry.

You will have the opportunity to specialise in particular methodologies and to learn more about the application of these methodologies to illuminate important issues and debates in contemporary society.

The PGDip in Social Science Research is designed to develop critical understanding of contemporary issues for both those interested in developing academic and research oriented careers and those who are interested in improving their research skills and critical understanding foras well as practical employment-orientated careers.

This course is also available as an MRes.

Information for international students

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,834
International students
£11,800

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    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
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Email
ssesw@qub.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 9097 5941/3323/5117