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MSc Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research)

MSc Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research)

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Full time | University of Stirling | 12 months | 27-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Statistics Social Data Analysis

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Social statistics and social research provide policymakers, academics and others with valuable insights into the behaviour of people. This Masters course will give you an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on quantitative methods and social statistics.

You’ll learn about social research methods and the theories behind them, while undertaking detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods. You’ll also gain a thorough knowledge of statistical software and learn a range of highly sought-after technical skills, including accessing, preparing, analysing and summarising complex quantitative datasets.

Modules cover core and advanced issues of social research design and techniques of statistical analysis. There are specialist modules that address important emerging areas in social statisics, covering data management,big data, and social network analysis. Students also choose one option module in another area of social research, for instance on qualitative data analysis or policy research. Students can exit at PG Cert and PG Dip awards.

Course objectives

This course is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of social research, with a particular focus on social statistics and quantitative methods. It includes orientation material on social research methods as a whole, and detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods, with advanced modules on data management and emerging priority research areas, such as big data and social network analysis. Teaching covers the theories behind the methods and training in using datasets and analysing them with statistical software. You’ll gain a variety of highly marketable skills in the areas of social research and social statistics.

Modules

This short module is intended to introduce students to topics related to the use of Information Technology and Library Services as they affect participation in the MSc in Applied Social Research/Social Statistics and Social Research, and the conduct of social research generally.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,775

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.