It is particularly suitable for those seeking a career as a social science researcher or going on to a PhD, including Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded doctoral study. It has been carefully formulated to reflect the training recommended by the ESRC and has been accredited as a research training programme.
The Social Science Research Methods (Sociology) programme offered by the University of Bristol delivers a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods available to the social scientist and in the principal methods of analysing data. The programme also covers the philosophies underpinning the research process, ethical considerations and social theory. You will be encouraged to apply your methods training to your substantive research interests.
Bristol graduates are in high demand and have an excellent record of employment following graduation. Students of our MSc programmes go on to pursue varied and interesting careers.
Many sectors - such as the civil service, NGO and charity work - require an MSc and some volunteer/internship experience. Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work for Refugee UK, Shelter, Barnardos, Amnesty International, government departments and the European Parliament, among others.
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- Philosophy and Research Design in the Social Sciences
- Advanced Quantitative Research
- Advanced Qualitative Research
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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- Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
DisciplinesEthnic Studies Sociology Philosophy & Ethics View 431 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
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- An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification).
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International20200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
National9100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK: part-time (two years)£4,550
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time£9,100
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.