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MSc Sociological Research
Explore cutting edge contemporary sociology for a range of research and industry careers.

MSc Sociological Research / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements

Generally a 2:1 Honours Degree (or overseas equivalent) in Sociology or a Social Science subject is required for direct master's entry. 

However the MSc in Sociological Research course is a specialised, and research focused course and not all undergraduate social science degrees will provide the appropriate background.  Potential applicants are advised that transcripts will be checked to ensure appropriate material has been covered. 

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Due to the significantly higher than normal number of applications received for 2018 entry we are temporarily suspending making offers from 1 July 2018.

You may still submit an application but you will be put on a reserve list for consideration.

How to apply

Apply online

To request a copy of the Postgraduate prospectus for the School of Social Sciences please email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N

Course overview

  • You want a course that provides a thorough grounding in advanced quantitative methods taught within an applied social science framework
  • You are interested in learning methods of data analysis, including advanced statistics for complex data
  • You would to study a skills-based course with practical training that is highly regarded for future employment within government and academia

Course Director: Dr Nick Thoburn, email; Nicholas.j.thoburn@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 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
    International students (per annum): £9,000

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.

If you are already a graduate of The University of Manchester, please visit,

Faculty of Humanities/School of Social Sciences - Loyalty Bursary

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
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/sociology
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