Taught course

Social Research and Evaluation

Institution
University of Huddersfield · Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You must have either:

• An Honours degree at 2:1 or above, where at least half of the module credits covered one or more social science disciplines.

• Substantial relevant work experience where you have undertaken empirical social research or management experience, such as leading research projects and commissioning and appraising social research proposals.

For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent. You will require very good English language skills, especially on modules involving qualitative analysis.

If you have alternative qualifications or experience please contact us for advice before applying.

You will require access to a computer, which is capable of playing video and audio files via the internet, as well as word processing and e-mail. In order to run some of the analytic software, your computer must have a minimum of Windows XP or a similar up-to-date operating system so you can run Windows XP. You will also require constant internet access and a headphone/microphone combination.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The course operates within a multi-disciplinary framework to provide rigorous practical and applied training in social research methods. You will undertake a critical study of research methods and data analysis appropriate to social research.

The course is designed to meet the postgraduate training requirements of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This course may also meet your training needs if you are undertaking doctoral research related to social science, appraising research, undertaking workplace research or commissioning research in a wide range of professions including health, education and criminal justice.

This is a distance learning course where University attendance is not required. It will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills and gain a degree from anywhere in the world. You will be taught through a variety of online teaching methods including video, interactive webinars, online demonstrations and tutorials. You will receive teaching and support from experienced and active researchers who are acknowledged experts in their fields.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent. You will require very good English language skills, especially on modules involving qualitative analysis.

Fees and funding

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
12 FT or 36 PT months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Assistant (H321/H235)
Email
SocResearchAdmissions@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1484 472272