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Social Science Research (Socio-Legal Studies) MA

Social Science Research (Socio-Legal Studies) MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Socio-Legal Studies Law / Legal Studies Social Sciences Social Research

Course type


Course Summary

This course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways. Students will develop the following skills, and the ability to apply them to practical research contexts: Comprehension of the principles of research design and strategy, including an understanding of how to formulate research questions for empirical investigation; Appreciation of alternative approaches to research; Understanding of a broad range of research methods (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) and the use of appropriate software for their application; Advanced research skills and techniques relevant to your field of study; Research management techniques, including data management, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics. This course is particularly suitable if you are interested in pursuing PhD study in the social sciences. It may also be useful if you are looking to pursue a career in a statistical or quantitative discipline, such as analysis or planning roles.

Different course options

Full time | University Park Campus | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The objective of this module is to further your familiarity with the practice of quantitative data analysis in the social sciences at an intermediate level. The lecture component of the module will explore a variety of the most commonly used statistical methods; in the laboratory component, you will learn to apply these techniques to the analysis of social science data.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have 2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject in the arts, humanities, or social sciences