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Months of entry

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Course content


Social Research is a very useful degree for careers in charities, research organisations, international organisations, fundraising, research and teaching, but it is also now used in researching how people use systems and products and machines to better design them for people.
The MRes in Social Research is a one-year research degree to apply social research to public, private and third sector work and policy contexts. 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).

Courses include: Qualitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods, Advanced Social Theory, Quantitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods, Approaches to Quantitative Analysis in Social Research and your dissertation


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You study in a world class library with computer facilities and reading rooms, stunning campus from the Middle Ages to the current day and you get taught courses plus research. You can attend any seminars and lectures on campus which give you further insight into research.
  • The qualification is recognised by the Scottish Government's Postgraduate Awards Scheme

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – Any Month
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

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