Taught course

Applied Social Research

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject, from a university in the UK, or equivalent academic or professional qualification or equivalent relevant experience. Preference is given to candidates with upper second class degrees or better. Candidates with other qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Diploma in the first instance.

Criminology; Professional.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This course prepares students for undertaking social research and evaluation, leading to careers in research, research management and commissioning or using research. Our MSc is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the research training guidelines for undertaking a PhD in Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work or Socio-legal Studies, as well as preparing you for an ESRC recognised interdisciplinary PhD in Families, Relationships and Demographic Change and Social Care. A course on Applied Social Research (Criminology) is also available.

Information for international students

ESRC awards are available on a competitive basis via the Scottish Doctoral Training Centre for students who wish to pursue the MSc plus a PhD on a 1+3 basis. Please contact the Faculty of Social Sciences for details.

Fees and funding

ESRC awards are available on a competitive basis via the Scottish Doctoral Training Centre for students who wish to pursue the MSc plus a PhD on a 1+3 basis. Please contact the Faculty of Social Sciences for details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
30 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment65
Dissertation35 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Dr Richard Simmons
Email
r.a.simmons@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 466314