Taught course

Social Science Research Methods

University of East Anglia · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with, or expecting, a good degree (min 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

The MRes Social Science Research Methods degree offers an advanced programme of research-based training.


The MRes Social Science Research Methods is offered in the following subject specialisms: Education and Lifelong Learning | Social Work and Social Policy | Psychology | Law | Business and Management | International Development


You will study core Social Science Faculty modules and you will also develop school-based research skills and subject-based training. This will allow you to acquire specialist knowledge so you can apply the basic principles of social science research and design in your own research projects.


The School of Social Work has earned an international reputation as one of the top centres of social work education and research in the UK. As you will be undertaking a Master of Research, the expertise available to you will be of a highly respected, pioneering standard, as the University of East Anglia has been ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output and 21st among mainstream British institutions (REF 2014).


To pursue a career in social work, during their degree students will have access award-winning facilities and resources, including placements that can often lead on to excellent and varied career opportunities. This course is a great option for applicants who are considering going on to study for a PhD.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in each component); PTE (Pearson): 68 (minimum 62 in each component)

Fees and funding

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515