2:1 (upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent).
Months of entry
This degree will equip you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to carry out independent research in social science-based studies of science, technology and society (STS), using a variety of methodological approaches and research techniques.
It will interest graduates preparing for doctoral studies, who are now required to have an in-depth training in research methods before undertaking their PhD.
The course includes modules in Research Design, Practice and Ethics, Philosophy of Social Sciences, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, as well as specialist modules in Energy, Technology and Society and Society and Introduction to Science in Society.
A dissertation forms an important part of the course.
The emphasis throughout is upon linking theoretical and methodological understandings with practical experience of research design and implementation.
For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.
Information for international students
English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).
Fees and funding
The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.
There is also funding information on the School of Sociology and Social Policy web pages.
For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Alison Haigh
- +44 (0)115 951 5354