Taught course

Social Research Methods

University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Usually a UK first or 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a social science or related subject. Entry is also open to professionally trained non-graduates with relevant experience and qualifications. We also require evidence of basic numeracy (a GCSE pass at grade C or above in maths).

Months of entry


Course content

Social researchers use a constantly developing range of qualitative and quantitative methods to explore attitudes and experiences, and to understand patterns of social behaviour. As a highly regarded research department specialising in cutting-edge research methods, the Department of Sociology offers a stimulating and supportive environment for our Masters students. This is enhanced by our research activities in fields such as the environment, health and ageing, new technologies, identities and criminal justice.
Our students remain highly sought after owing to their ability to think logically about social problems, together with their skills in conducting effective research to address them. Taught modules cover key topics in research design and evaluation. Skills are put into operation through a group research project and an individual dissertation.

Information for international students

IELTS minimum overall: 7.0, IELTS minimum by component: 6.0

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222