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Sociological Research MSc

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Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
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 Masters entry.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

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: (i) the philosophical underpinnings of sociology, (ii) key issues and questions in sociology, (iii) key sociological theories, (iv) key issues in selected substantive areas of sociology (students are offered a range of options of such substantive areas), (v) principles of research design, (vi) techniques and principles of quantitative analysis, (vii) techniques and principles of qualitative analysis. This is a recognised 1+3 entry route for ESRC PhD training.

Contact:

Course Director; Dr Virinder Kalra

Tel: 0161 275 2275

Email: Virinder.Kalra@manchester.ac.uk

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500
    International students (per annum): £14,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,250
    International students (per annum): £7,250

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Please see the School's funding page for further information.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 1296
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 2450
Email
Website
www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/sociology/
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