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Full time | University of Bath | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Develop in-depth knowledge and skills of research methods. Prepare yourself for an academic or professional career with a focus on social work.

The course systematically reviews and critically evaluates a range of theories, methodologies and paradigms of research that are relevant to social work, and their application to the specific areas of social enquiry in which our students specialise.

Working within an active research community, you'll be supported in identifying, investigating and realising your own research. We'll equip you with the skills to contribute to social work research projects using any of the main methodologies of the social sciences.

This course will not enable you to qualify as a social work practitioner. You may want to consider our BSc Social Work and Applied Social Studies course.

South West Doctoral Training Partnership

This MRes is recognised by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right or if you hold an SWDTP studentship you can take the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway.

If you wish to be considered for a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, then you must apply for your preferred PhD route and not the stand alone MRes. You should follow our how to apply and funding guidelines.

For those holding a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.

Graduate prospects

Our graduates generally go on to work in a wide variety of organisations and roles, such as:

  • social research in universities and research institutes, government, business, voluntary organisations and international organisations
  • public policy analysis at local, national and international levels
  • public information and campaigning within organisations concerned with wellbeing, sustainability and social justice.

Modules

To prepare students to undertake social work research in rapidly changing inter-professional and organisational contexts. To prepare students to integrate into their knowledge of research methodologies an understanding of the underpinning ethical and epistemological dimensions of social work research. To prepare students to understand the relationship of research to the development of social work practice, policy and learning.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,600

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,400

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this course you may have an undergraduate degree in any relevant social sciences subject. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, consistently ranking among the top 10 in the country, with an international reputation for excellence. The university upholds an extremely high standard of teaching and is a world-leading research centre, employing an innovative approach to education which aims to foster enterprise and leadership. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of...more

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