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Social Sciences MSc by Research

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Full time | University of Gloucestershire | 2 years | 04-FEB-24

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Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Sciences Social Research

Course type


Course Summary

A Masters by Research or Doctorate in Social Sciences here in the School of Natural & Social Sciences at Gloucestershire enables students to focus on social vulnerabilities and overcoming harms, including interpersonal violence, restorative justice, and inequalities.

Conduct your own piece of research in social sciences. Contribute to knowledge in the sector while improving your professional practice and developing advanced academic skills and knowledge. Our social sciences research draws from the disciplines of sociology, criminology, human geography, demography, development studies, education, and psychology.

Research areas include:

Public protection

  • Domestic abuse and homicide
  • Stalking
  • Serious sexual assault
  • Disclosure of childhood sexual violence
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Support for victims of violence
  • Offender management and treatment

Stronger and safer communities

  • Restorative justice
  • Policing and the community
  • Crime and antisocial behaviour in the night time economy
  • Police professionalisation
  • Social and supported housing
  • Asset-based community development
  • Feminist activism
  • Citizenship, exclusion and belonging

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Entry requirements

MA or MSc by Research/MRes: at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a contemporary, progressive university that has three campuses in the western region of England. A research-driven institution, it has a wide range of options including a range of excellent postgraduate courses. There are around 1,000 postgraduate students at the university, offering a creative community that supports each other. This community extends to an alumni network of over 40,000, which includes...more

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