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Social Research and Psychosocial Studies MRes

Social Research and Psychosocial Studies MRes

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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Social Psychology Social Research

Course type


Course Summary

Our MRes Social Research and Psychosocial Studies is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare you for further research in the workplace or for MPhil/PhD study.

The course covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses alongside substantive courses in the area of psychosocial studies. You will also carry out an independent dissertation, putting into practice the methods and theoretical concepts you have been taught.

The course provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.


Graduates can pursue career paths in government departments, think tanks, NGOs, the Civil Service and political parties.


This course introduces you to quantitative research methods, through hands-on experience using R computer software. You are introduced to survey methodology and experimental research designs and conduct your own projects using quantitative data.

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Entry requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

Birkbeck, University of London is a university which continues to change lives. In 2023 the institution marks its 200th anniversary. Established in 1823, Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, well known for being London’s premier evening university. Most classes take place in the evening, and this makes Birkbeck stand out from the crowd. Students have the freedom to use their daytimes however they like – a benefit that has...more

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