Taught course

Social Research (ESRC recognised)

University of Leeds · School of Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent, in a social sciences discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification. Relevant experience will be taken into account where appropriate.

Months of entry


Course content

MA in Social Research at Leeds provides in-depth academic training in social research.

The programme covers a wide range of social research philosophies, strategies, techniques and issues, and is based on the integration of theory and practice.

It provides access to a good range of relevant transferable skills in social research, and includes the production of a research dissertation.

In the last decade, there has been enormous growth in the social research enterprise. Although different research environments, such as academic departments or governmental agencies, have distinctive research cultures, there is an increasing emphasis on the production of high quality, rigorous and meaningful research by professionally trained researchers.

We designed the MA in Social Research to provide such training, and the course will interest people pursuing, or enhancing, a research-related career in a wide range of settings.

For information please contact the School of Sociology and Social Policy Admissions Team.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more at http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 113 343 8056