Masters course

A postgraduate degree from the Sheffield Methods Institute will help you with the next step on your career path, whether you are looking to pursue a research degree or develop your skills as a researcher in the work place.

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Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21
Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for some postgraduate courses in the 2020-21 academic year.  These pages will be updated regularly, so please check back for the latest information about your course.

The MA in Social Research has been designed to develop highly skilled researchers in the social sciences to world-class standards as defined by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). You will become well-versed in the theoretical concepts in the social research environment and develop highly sought after practical qualitative and quantitative research skills through our hands-on teaching experience.

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Why Numbers Matter

SMI's series on why it's important to get numbers right.

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A masters from Sheffield means in-depth knowledge, advanced skills and the confidence to achieve your ambitions.