Research course

Social Sciences Research Methodology

University of Nottingham · Methods and Data Institute

Entry requirements

Please contact The Methods and Data Institute for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme gives students the opportunity to acquire first-class methodological expertise, and, if desired, to apply this expertise to substantive research into their chosen topic. Students are normally required to take four clinics from the Institute's programme in each of their first two years. (Clinics are short intensive courses that teach the theory and practice of a particular research method). Students without sufficient background in research methods may also be required to take additional taught modules in their first year, as decided by the Director of Postgraduate Studies in consultation with the student's supervisors.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Department specialisms

Methodological Research; Comparative social research; Political and social attitudes and behaviour. Research Design, Philosophy of Social Sciences, Qualitative Methods and Quantitative Methods offered by the MA in Research Methods (MARM) consortium that jointly delivers MA training.

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 Methods and Data Institute web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
24 months


part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559