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Full time | University of Bath | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Sociology

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 sociology.

While studying for this MRes, you will systematically review and critically evaluate alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in sociology, as well as the application of these approaches in the specific areas of social enquiry in which you specialise.

You'll be supported by an active research community in identifying, investigating and realising your own original research. You will learn the skills needed to contribute to research projects using any of the main methodologies of the social sciences.

Graduate prospects

Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of 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 in organisations concerned with wellbeing, sustainability and social justice

Modules

The course aims to: critically introduce the epistemological and methodological traditions in social research and the basic principles of social research design; critically introduce key epistemological aspects of the relationship between measurement and meaning; critically introduce the ethical and policy issues surrounding the practice of social research; introduce key skills for designing, organising a research project and collecting data; conducting critical reviews of published research; and disseminating and communicating research.

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 should have an undergraduate degree with some sociology content. 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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