Sociological Research MSc
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- Degree awarded
- 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
- Entry requirements
2:1 Honours Degree (or overseas equivalent) in Sociology or a Social Science subject for direct master's entry.
- How to apply
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- Would you like cutting edge training in methods for careers in research and industry?
- Do you want to develop sophisticated analytical and practical skills?
- Are you looking for a course featuring outstanding teaching led by internationally respected scholars?
This programme aims to educate and train students to give them the requisite skills and knowledge to become an effective, professional sociological researcher. This entails teaching them:
- the philosophical underpinnings of sociology
- key issues and questions in sociology
- key sociological theories
- key issues in selected substantive areas of sociology (students are offered a range of options of such substantive areas)
- principles of research design
- techniques and principles of quantitative analysis
- techniques and principles of qualitative analysis
This is a recognised 1+3 entry route for ESRC PhD training.
- Find out more about our academic staff:
- Read more about some of our current and past postgraduate students
Course Director; Dr Virinder Kalra
Tel: 0161 275 2275
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MSc (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £7,700
International students (per annum): £15,500
- MSc (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,850
International students (per annum): £7,750
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Please see the School's funding page for further information.
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