Taught course

Social Research

Institution
University of Aberdeen · School of Social Science
Qualifications
MResPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission are expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with at least 2:1 standard from a recognised educational body. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without this qualification may be admitted if they have an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MRes in Social Research is a one-year research degree, combining specialist and generic training to equip you to undertake advanced doctoral study and to conduct social research in the public, private and third sectors. The degree programme comprises four taught courses, two per semester, followed by a supervised research project in the summer semester. The MRes is recognised under the Economic & Social Research Council’s Scottish Doctoral Training Program, Sociology Pathway. The Diploma in Social Research, comprising of the four taught courses, also offers an intensive training which is recognised under the Scottish Government’s Postgraduate Awards Scheme (PSAS).

The MRes programme provides you with an advanced training in social research. It equips you with the skills needed to undertake independent research based on a wide range of methodologies. The dissertation allows you to develop practical, intellectual and critical skills in an area of your interest. The skills gained can be used across many employment areas and if you wish, to undertake a PhD in Sociology, the programme provides the support and training required to complete the first stages of doctoral research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School Administrator
Email
study@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 272762