Social and Applied Sciences (by Research)

Canterbury Christ Church University

12 months
13000 GBP/year
5570 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Social and Applied Sciences (by Research) degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University has been designed to offer a range of pathways for you to research your chosen subject interests within Social and Applied Sciences, whilst sharing in the multi-disciplinary nature of the taught component of course.


The Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences is committed to developing excellent researchers. A number of nationally recognised clusters/centres exist within the Faculty (e.g. SPEAR, ERG, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology) demonstrating a wide range of research interests. These can be found on the Faculty research webpages along with associated staff.

Social and Applied Sciences (by Research) degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University aims to deliver high-quality researcher training course rooted in research strengths across the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, providing an innovative and flexible framework in which to develop and exploit the very best postgraduate research training possible. It is hoped our graduates can contribute to a world class natural and social sciences research base that delivers excellence and impact both nationally and internationally, while recognising the advantages of inter-disciplinarity in a world where research questions have become increasingly complex.

The course is ideal if you:

  • may want to continue to doctoral level;
  • wish to enhance your qualifications for career reasons;
  • would like to undertake a research-based, rather than taught Masters;
  • recognise the need for research training in your chosen career;
  • wish to learn in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biosciences 
  • Ecology  
  • Applied Psychology 
  • Psychology 
  • Politics and International Relations 
  • Environmental Geography 
  • Urban and Regional Studies

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree. Applications from students with less than a 2:1 will only be considered if appropriate experiential learning can be demonstrated. 
  • e.g. if you have been working in a research environment for some time.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5570 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time:  £2,785


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Social and Applied Sciences (by Research)
Canterbury Christ Church University