Normally an honours degree in a suitable subject. This should usually include some study of research methods and social theory. If English is not your first language, you need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If you have suitable qualifications at masters level or work related research experience, you may be exempt from some modules.
Months of entry
Prepare for a career in research with a course designed for social work or social science graduates. You study a range of methods, supporting theories and ethical issues that equip you to work as a social researcher or move into a PhD. The dissertation you complete while studying may form the basis of a published academic paper.
• Study a range of research methods including case study and media analysis.
• Benefit from the support of staff involved in current research projects.
• Connect with social work students in other countries through our strong links with international universities.
• Take a flexible approach to learning with a choice of daytime and evening sessions.
Information for international students
Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Development and Society
- 0114 225 5555
- 0114 225 2430