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Masters in Research (MRes) Social Sciences

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Social Sciences Social Research

Course type


Course Summary

This flexible course will deepen your understanding of your specialist area through undertaking a practical or theoretical extended research project, making up two thirds of the course. This is supported by an integral programme of advanced research methods training. If you're working, you can tailor research to your workplace. After developing a solid grounding in academic research practice, you will focus your research in one of the following specialisms: Criminology; Environmental Health; Philosophy; Politics and International Relations; Public Health; Psychology; Sociology.

Although there is plenty of autonomy, you will be supported throughout your course by your supervisor. You'll develop your academic profile by engaging with our expert staff, and have the chance to collaborate on innovative projects with our partners, including the NHS and Dove. You'll also have opportunities to generate ideas, seek out collaborators, and gain support in writing proposals and publications through working with our research groups - studying topics from global security to Philosophy.

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

Different course options

Full time | Frenchay Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research Training and Professional Development Portfolio
Extended Research Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree with a minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant first degree or equivalent. Students who have achieved a 2:2 degree and will be considered individually and the students will need to demonstrate appropriate evidence of research plus professional experience within their personal statement.

University information

UWE Bristol, (University of the West of England) is one the largest providers of higher education in the UK. It’s a progressive and supportive university where collaboration with industry helps them to identify skills shortages, develop courses and provide employment enhancing opportunities for their students. Its wide range of postgraduate study options are designed to open up student’s career options and fast track them into new professions...more