MA Social Research
Sheffield Methods Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences
Our MA in Social Research has been designed to meet ESRC guidelines for the development of highly skilled researchers in the social sciences.
About the course
|September 2018 start||
This course will help you to become proficient in theoretical concepts in social research and will provide you with the practical skills to undertake higher level research across the full range of social sciences.
You’ll develop highly sought-after practical qualitative and quantitative research skills through our hands-on teaching methods.
You can tailor the course to your interests by selecting from a wide range of modules from any department in social sciences that will expose you to the latest debates within your field of research.
The programme has been specifically developed to meet the ESRC postgraduate training and development guidelines. Students completing the MA Social Research can advance to PhD-level study within their chosen field in social sciences, or find employment within roles that require high-level research skills.
You'll get research training in both generic social science and subject-specific areas. You must complete one 30-credit and four 15-credit core modules, two 15-credit optional modules and a 60-credit dissertation.
Examples of optional modules
Either: Advanced Quantitative Methods or Advanced Qualitative Methods plus 30 credits from within the subject area of your intended PhD research topic or research specialisation.
Teaching and assessment
Lectures, seminars, computer workshops, independent study, individual tutorials, group work, essays, project reports, portfolios, oral presentation, independent research project.
Minimum 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, normally in a cognate discipline to the intended specialist subject area for research.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.