12 months
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19740 GBP/year
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About

The Sociological Research course offered by the University of Essex provides a strong foundation in doing empirical research, encompassing both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. We offer you advanced study of research design and of specific research techniques and their evaluation. In the process you also acquire a critical appreciation of empirical research methodology.

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Overview

Graduates of this course will understand the connection between theory and empirical methodology, and be able to produce, evaluate and effectively communicate research findings. You explore topics including:

  • Debates in contemporary social theory
  • The theory and methods of qualitative interviewing
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Sociological research design

Your future

The Sociological Research course offered by the University of Essex provides invaluable training if you seek future employment in a wide range of social research occupations. You will develop key employability skills including; thinking analytically, research design, essay writing, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interviewing skills.

You are provided with excellent preparation for further academic study, and many of our postgraduates go on to successful academic careers, both in the UK and overseas.

Others have established careers in non-governmental organisations, local authorities, specialist think tanks, government departments, charities, media production, and market intelligence.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Interviewing and Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Topics in Contemporary Social Theory
  • Sociological Research Design
  • Consumption, political economy and sustainability
  • Digital Economy
  • Advertising: Commerce and Creativity

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in a social science or Humanities subject or, another discipline which must include at least two humanities or social science modules which can include the research project/dissertation).
  • Applications from students with a degree below a 2:2 or equivalent or a non-social sciences degree will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

PT

  • Home/UK fee: £4,600
  • International fee: £9,870

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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