Taught course

Sociology and Research Methods

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant social science or humanities subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme provides extensive training in social research methods and is recognised as postgraduate research training by the Economic & Social Research Council.

Why Glasgow

  • You will develop your knowledge of sociology, including a critical understanding of social theory and a knowledge of empirical research studies.
  • The programme provides an advanced education in sociology, but can also serve as preparation for further sociological research in a PhD, to which many of our students successfully progress.

Programme structure

You will take five core courses and one optional course, and complete a dissertation.

Core courses

  • Advanced qualitative methods
  • Current issues in social theory
  • Qualitative methods
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Research design.

Optional courses may include

  • A public social science
  • Class and stratification
  • Gender relations
  • Generalised linear models
  • Improving health and social outcomes
  • Introduction to social theory for researchers
  • Racism and modernity
  • Sexualities and society
  • The disabling society.

Career prospects

This programme enhances employability in a range of public and private sector organisations, which increasingly value skills in conducting and interpreting social research.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,650
International students
Full time: EU £7,650 Non EU £16,650

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Socpoi PGT Admin
Email
socpol-pgt@glasgow.ac.uk