Taught course

Social Science Research (Political Science and International Relations)

University of Nottingham · School of Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject in the arts, humanities, or social sciences

Months of entry


Course content

This degree is aimed at students who want to follow an ESRC-funded pathway onto a PhD or are interested in developing a wide range of social science research techniques. It will equip you with the theory and practical skills to carry out independent research.

You'll learn about methods and techniques used in social sciences research, such as:

  • data collection and analysis
  • the philosophical, ethical and political issues that underpin social sciences research
  • theories of research design

You'll be led by experts whose research engages with fundamental political issues including security and terrorism, political corruption, and social and global justice.

You'll graduate ready for research posts in academic, voluntary, private and third-sector settings.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 951 5559