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Social Research Methods (criminology)MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Research Methods Criminology

Course type


Course Summary

This programme aims to provide you with an advanced training in social research methods which can be applied to practical and disciplinary contexts. It aims to train you in research methods to a level which meets core expectations of the Economic and Social Research Council postgraduate programme and the Doctoral Training Alliance. The criminology pathway specifically aims to combine research skills training with an analytical understanding of issues in relation to crime, harm, victimisation and offending; thus providing you with expertise both in core criminological knowledge and skills and advanced-level research methods training. This course is suitable for you if you are looking to improve or develop your ability to research and evaluate policy and practice ethically and professionally, and if you are wishing to conduct research in an academic setting or pursue a career as a social researcher. Graduates are equipped to work within local government, education, health, the cultural sector, or anywhere where policies and practices are evaluated and inform future development. Graduates also work in employment arenas where it is important to submit well-crafted and conceptualised bids and proposals for projects. It is an appropriate course for those wanting to progress their current careers by increasing their research skills.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module focuses on the study of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. It introduces the philosophical paradigms which are central to both approaches and how these interact to produce the methods utilised. The module allows you to not only view these methods from a theoretical / academic perspective but also to engage in practicalities of these methodologies using data provided in seminars and assessment.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good second-class honours degree in a relevant field.

University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The University has recently invested more than £270m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, top-notch forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. Teesside is investing an additional £300m...more

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