Taught course

Social Research

Institution
University of Sheffield · Sheffield Methods Institute
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, normally in a cognate discipline to the intended specialist subject area for research.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will help you to become proficient in theoretical concepts in social research and will provide you with the practical skills to undertake higher level research across the full range of social sciences.

You’ll develop highly sought-after practical qualitative and quantitative research skills through our hands-on teaching methods. You can tailor the course to your interests by selecting from a wide range of modules from all the departments in social sciences that will expose you to the latest debates within your field of research.

The programme has been specifically developed to meet the ESRC postgraduate training and development guidelines.

Students completing the MA Social Research can advance to PhD-level study within their chosen field in the social sciences, or find employment within roles that require high-level research skills.

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Computer workshops
  • Independent study
  • Individual tutorials
  • Group work
  • Essays
  • Project reports
  • Portfolios
  • Oral presentation
  • Independent research project

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
SMI-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk