Taught course

Social Research

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Sociology and Social Policy
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in sociology, social policy or a related subject across the social and human sciences.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Sociology and Social Policy admissions team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Develop the skills and knowledge to produce meaningful social research with this challenging programme.

Core modules will teach you how to turn social research issues and questions into workable research designs, as well as handling quantitative and qualitative data and issues such as ethics and funding applications. You’ll also have the chance to specialise through a choice of optional modules, allowing you to focus on research in topics such as disability studies, care, social policy analysis, criminology and evaluation of programmes and policies.

This taught programme has recently been redesigned to meet the new postgraduate training and development guidelines of the ESRC, meaning it stands alone as an MA but will also prepare you for doctoral research in this dynamic field of scholarship. You’ll be well prepared to become a specialist social science researcher, supported by expert tutors across our active research centres and institutes.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:

  • don't meet the English language requirements for your course or
  • want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.

Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Communication and Society (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Communication and Society (10 weeks).

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £8,000
International students
Total: EU £8,000 Non EU £18,500

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more on the scholarship page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
pgssp@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 113 343 8056