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Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This MSc allows you to create a bespoke programme of study that draws on our expertise in fields such as childhood and youth studies; crime, safety and justice; education; social theory; social and public policy. As such, each student can tailor their learning to suit their own interests and aspirations. This programme is suitable for anyone wishing to enhance their academic record and employability profile, providing a range of transferrable skills for the workplace, as well as a foundation for those wishing to go on to further training in a variety of professional fields. It will be of value and relevance to students from both the UK and overseas.

You will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of social scientific theory and research methods, alongside more specialist material from a selection of fields such as childhood and youth studies; crime, safety and justice; education; social and public policy.

It is not possible to provide a single course description for the MSc in Social Science due to the unique character of this programme. Each student will experience the course in a very different way, depending on the particular module choices that they make.

Distinctive features

This course offers opportunities for you to work in an interdisciplinary social science environment and to benefit from a breadth of substantive, theoretical and methodological expertise with leading scholars.

It is one of the few courses available in the UK that provides you with the freedom to piece together your own programme of study, drawing from a number of different fields such as childhood and youth studies; crime, safety and justice; education; social and public policy.

You will have the opportunity to develop your expertise in social theory and research methods and design through the core modules offered on the programme.

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

The aim of the dissertation is to explore a particular topic in detail by conducting a substantial piece of independent academic research, which is then written up and presented in a scholarly manner. Undertaking a dissertation will do more than give you a deeper understanding of your particular topic and an appreciation of the nature of academic work. It is a key part of your degree demonstrating your ability to produce high quality research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold, or be close to completing, a first or second-class undergraduate degree in a social sciences or humanities subject. However, other applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate, through recent and relevant experience, that they have the ability to undertake the course.