Taught course

Social Sciences

UWE Bristol · Department of Health and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

Please see https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/C8BA1/social-sciences for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

Why MRes Social Sciences?

Whether it's changing policy on human trafficking, tackling negative body image issues, or helping young people live healthier lives, we are pioneering exciting developments in social sciences.

Our Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) is world-renowned for its research on appearance, disfigurement and related issues.

Our Centre for Health and Clinical Research conducts life-changing research into long-term conditions, children and young people, emergency and critical care and patient and public involvement. This is done in collaboration with charities, health services, corporates, governments and academia from all over the world.

Find out more about our pioneering research at the Centre for Health and Clinical Research.

Why study our course?

With the option to study full-time at UWE Bristol or alongside your work, this course enables you to deepen your knowledge in an area of interest alongside our world-class research community.

After developing a solid grounding in academic research practice, you will focus your research in one of the following subject specialisms:

  • Criminology
  • Environmental Health
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Public Health
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Although there is plenty of autonomy, you will be supported throughout by a supervisor. And once you have decided on your research project, you can test hypotheses in well-equipped facilities, which include laboratories for eye tracking, electroencephalograms (EEG) and sports and exercise analysis.

Real world experience

If you are working, you can tailor research to your workplace. Thanks to our diverse partners, there are opportunities to work on innovative projects with organisations ranging from the NHS and Dove, to Avon and Somerset Police. Throughout the course, you will also record research engagement activity so you graduate with a professional training development portfolio that relates to your current or future employment.

Where it can take you

On graduation, you will have advanced skills in design data, collection and analysis, and a strong understanding and evidence base in your area of interest. You can also use credits towards a PhD, so you can continue to deepen your knowledge and research experience.

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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