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Social Science Research MRes

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Social Research Social Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This MRes programme provides practical, career-orientated training in research design, data collection and data analysis skills relating to both qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry. Students have the opportunity to specialise in particular methodologies and to learn more about the application of these methodologies to illuminate important issues and debates in contemporary society. We are a research-intensive School and our programmes are all informed by latest developments and debates in the social sciences. The Masters in Social Research is designed to develop critical understanding of contemporary issues as well as practical employment-orientated research skills and the ability to work independently. We are an international teaching team and are committed to research-led teaching, with modules reflecting our diverse range of expertise.

Research skills are highly transferable and marketable, and needed across a range of sectors – academic, government, charities and business. MRes students receive advanced training in both quantitative and qualitative research skills as well as gain experience of independent project management through the dissertation. Graduates can use their qualification to develop a career in any aspect of social research. The MRes is also ideal high-level preparation for doctoral research (PhD).

Different course options

Full time | Queen's University Belfast | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This is Semester one module. The purpose of this module is to illuminate the theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research. The module will discuss the impact of various theories on the nature and conduct of qualitative research particularly around questions of epistemology and ontology. The role of different types of interviewing in qualitative research will be utilised in order to explore the relationship between theory and methods.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in one of the Social Sciences and/or appropriate social science research experience. A supporting reference may be required.