Taught course

Social Media and Social Research

University of York · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (usually at 2.1 or above) in sociology or cognate discipline, or a professional qualification or relevant professional experience. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovatative Masters degree combines advanced study of social media with practical training in a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. The programme furnishes students with skills in social research that will enable them to pursue a future career in a wide range of social media and data analysis contexts. The York Sociology Department is the ideal place for those who wish to learn more about social media and research.

The degree consists of six taught modules and a research dissertation. Each student is assigned to a member of staff who acts as their supervisor throughout the degree.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 324743