Taught course

Methods of Social Research

Institution
University of Kent · School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMA

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider applicants who have not followed a conventional education path and these cases are assessed individually.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Methods of Social Research provides essential training for employment where an understanding of social research is important, as well as for further academic research in a social science discipline.

This MA programme at Kent exposes students to a wide range of thinking and approaches in social science research presented in a multi-disciplinary context and at an advanced level.

The focus of the programme is on developing practical skills in data collection, in data analysis and interpretation, and in the presentation of research findings so that students gain insight into the research process from design to the production of new knowledge.

More generally students will broaden their understanding of the philosophical, theoretical and ethical issues that matter in research, will become aware of debates about the relationship between theory and research and between research, policy and practice.


Information for international students

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (subject enquiries)
Email
sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 823684
Fax
+44 (0)1227 827005