Taught course

Applied Social Research

University of Hull · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have an upper second class degree or equivalent in the social sciences or a related discipline, but applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience are carefully considered. For international students, an IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5 in all skills) or equivalent, such as Pearson PTE, is also required.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Applied Social Research is an ideal route for those wishing to gain employment as social researchers or as a first-year training programme for students aiming to progress to PhD level study. The course provides a comprehensive programme of advanced study, covering quantitative and qualitative research methods and issues from across the social sciences.

The research training includes modules in interviewing techniques, questionnaire and survey design, ethnographic practice, philosophical issues, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and computing with SPSS.

The programme offers an advanced and applied postgraduate study that equips students with demonstrable skills and experience for a wide range of careers in the following fields: research agencies, charities and independent organisations, trade unions, pressure and lobby groups.

Information for international students

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Departmental scholarships and bursaries may be available. Please contact the department direct for more details. For information on fees and funding please go to our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 1482 466850