Taught course

MRes Social Science Research Methods

University of East Anglia · School of International Development

Entry requirements

Degree Subject - Social Sciences and related disciplines

Degree Classification - UK 2.1 or equivalent

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Months of entry


Course content

Give yourself the edge by studying at an internationally renowned centre for impactful research. Whether you’re a recent graduate with an interest in research, a professional with a research idea that you have a passion to investigate, or considering applying for a PhD in future, this MRes build your research skills and push you towards the forefront of your field.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to successfully design and complete Master’s level research. You’ll explore and become practiced in a range of advanced research methods, tailored to your needs, and benefit from the expert guidance of a specialist supervisor in your field of interest.

This course is ideal preparation for PhD study, or for a research-based role in a university setting, the third sector, or government.


Gain training in advanced research skills on our MRes Social Science Research Methods degree. Open to students across a range of disciplines, you’ll also develop the specialist skills of your subject area and designated School of Study, as well as take advantage of access to modules from other fields, building a truly interdisciplinary experience. You’ll be able to apply, with expertise, the principles of social science research and design to your particular specialism and your own research project.

As part of this Master’s, you’ll complete a significant piece of independent research, guided by a specialist supervisor who will be an expert in your chosen field.

In addition to your research modules, you’ll have the opportunity to undergo professional training, which will prove essential to a successful career in research and enhancing transferable skills. You’ll refine your skills in writing research proposals, critically appraising research, and writing for publication. Our degree programme provides you with the option to undertake a research placement, with the aim of strengthening your research skills and making career-shaping contacts.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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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

Course contact details

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