menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news
MSc Social Science Research (Communication and Media) Degree

MSc Social Science Research (Communication and Media) Degree

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Communication Studies Social Sciences Social Research

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), our prestigious Social Science Research (Communication and Media) MSc degree is designed for students interested in pursuing a research career in communication and media in both academia and industry.

An MSc in Social Science Research provides an opportunity to develop specialised research methods skills in communication and media in an internationally renowned department, as well as a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that currently shape social sciences.

The school is also home to the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) which was established in 1991. The centre has since grown to be one of the largest of its kind in the UK. Core themes include: Culture, Economy, and Policy; Language and Social Interaction; Media, Memory, and History; Nations, Migrants, and Citizenship; Political Communication; Social, Political, and Cultural Theory.

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities is a stimulating environment in which to pursue a postgraduate degree. It fosters interdisciplinary research and collaboration and it is internationally renowned for its research into communication and media studies.

Who should study this programme?

Individuals wishing to pursue a career in academia
Communication and media practitioners, who wish to both develop and strengthen their applied research skills
Those wishing to conduct research in non-academic public and private sector roles.

What you'll study

Our Social Science Research MSc programmes are designed to produce graduates with rigorous research and analytical skills, who are well equipped to progress onto being high level researchers in their chosen field of study.

Your personal and professional development

The Department of Social Sciences and Humanities is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

The programme is in full compliance with the Economic and Social Research Council’s requirements for an MSc in Social Science Research. On completion of the course, a student will have met the training requirements for PhD funding from the ESRC, opening up the possibility of securing PhD funding from the ESRC.

Your personal development

Our Social Science Research (Communication and Media) programme provides an opportunity to develop specialised research skills in communication and media within a school that is internationally renowned in this field.

Different course options

Full time | Loughborough University | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module will give you advanced skills to undertake quantitative research in social sciences. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the methods commonly used to collect, clean and analyse quantitative data, and you will develop skills to critically evaluate the appropriateness of statistical methods commonly used to analyse quantitative data in social sciences.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a wide range of subjects.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more