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Full time | University of Sheffield | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Research

Course type

Research

Course Summary

On this course you'll become well-versed in the theoretical concepts in social research. Choose from a wide range of modules that reflect your interests, and apply your qualitative and quantitative skills to your field of research. Our graduates go on to PhD research or careers that demand world-class research skills.

Course description

This course will help you to become proficient in theoretical concepts in social research and will provide you with the practical skills to undertake higher level research across the full range of social sciences.

You’ll develop highly sought-after qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research skills through our hands-on teaching methods. You can tailor the course to your interests by selecting from a wide range of modules – from all the departments in social sciences – that will expose you to the latest debates within your field of research.

The programme has been specifically developed to meet the ESRC postgraduate training and development guidelines. Students completing the MA Social Research can advance to PhD-level study within their chosen field in the social sciences, or find employment within roles that require high-level research skills.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Modules

This unit enables students to undertake an in-depth study on a topic of their own choice, and is guided by one-to-one academic supervision based in their disciplinary area. It aims to enable students to develop and demonstrate skills in the planning, definition and management of a substantial piece of enquiry that will further and deepen knowledge in their chosen specialist field. The independent research project by dissertation will demonstrate skills in the design and conduct of research: this may involve theoretical or policy literature-based analysis, and may additionally involve empirical exploration, either through primary or secondary research, of a relevant topic.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, normally in a discipline related to your intended specialism.