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
This course currently offers you the opportunity to:
Critically study research methods and data analysis within a multidisciplinary framework providing you with rigorous practical and applied training in social research.
Complete a course that is designed to meet the postgraduate training requirements of the Economic and Social Research Council and the training needs of those undertaking social science (and related disciplinary) doctoral research.
Access online teaching, discussion groups, tutorial support, tests and assessments via the University's virtual learning environment. .
Enhance your skills and gain a degree from anywhere in the world, university attendance is not required.
Receive teaching and support from experienced and active researchers who are acknowledged experts in their fields.
The course is designed to meet the postgraduate training requirements of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This 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.
Information for international students
If you were educated outside the UK, you are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5 with no lower than a 6.0 in any single component. You will require very good English language skills, especially on modules involving qualitative analysis.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Assistant
- 01484 472272