Taught course

Social Research Methods

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to have, a first degree in geography or a cognate social science such as economics, planning, sociology or social work. Students are expected to have already achieved a good second class honours degree, or an equivalent standard where students have studied abroad.

Months of entry


Course content

There are core modules in:

  • Theory and Research Skills in Social Science;
  • Geodemographic and Statistical Methods;
  • Questionnaire Design and Qualitative Methods.

Plus students choose one from:

  • Geographical Information Systems for Analysis of Population;
  • Applied Population and Health Studies;
  • Social Exclusion;
  • Migration and Transnationalism.

Students enrolled on the Masters programme also complete a dissertation.

Information for international students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This course seeks to introduce students to a portfolio of research skills that will help them not only to become competent researchers but also to expand their employment horizon.

Course contact details

Dr Ed Hall
+44 (0)1382 388073