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
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.
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- 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
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Sociology View 622 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
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- 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.
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/UK fee: £4,600
- International fee: £9,870
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.