Taught course

Sociology and Social Policy

Institution
University of Southampton · Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree in a relevant discipline; in some circumstances, professional qualifications considered

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course enables students to combine advanced level training in sociology and social policy; there are 3 available pathways: quantitative, qualitative, and substantive; the course teaches students how to formulate research questions in specific research contexts, select and use appropriate methods of data collection and analysis, manipulate and critically evaluate key concepts and issues, and present results in a systematic way.

Modules are selected from: key debates in social policy; philosophy of social science research, methodology and research design; project modules 1 and 2 (from a range of options); the mixed economy of welfare delivery; qualitative research methods; understanding modernity; understanding social change; dissertation.

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Information for international students

www.southampton.ac.uk/international/

Fees and funding

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/pgfundbyschool.html

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
Email
PGTapply.FSHMS@soton.ac.uk
Phone
44(0)23 8059 5395