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Social Research

Goldsmiths, University of London

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
17070 GBP/year
8640 GBP/year
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About

The Social Research programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, is an advanced degree in social scientific methodology. It is suited to those who wish to prepare for PhD research or for those who want to increase key employability skills in the areas of qualitative fieldwork, quantitative data management, and data analytics.

Overview

As a student on this Social Research programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, you’ll draw upon a wide variety of expertise from within the Centre for Urban and Community Research, the Methods Lab, and the Department of Sociology more widely.

Based in London in an incredibly culturally diverse area, you will have direct access to one of the most stimulating fieldwork areas through which experience will be acquired conducting ‘live sociology’. This experience combined with undertaking a rigorous curriculum means that upon successful completion of the MSc all students will be proficient in preparing, designing, undertaking, and presenting advanced level social research suitable for all types of audiences.

Throughout the degree you will undertake rigorous training in both qualitative and quantitative research designs and techniques. 

Key research techniques covered include:

  • conducting interviews
  • ethnographic research
  • discourse analysis
  • visual sociology
  • computer-assisted qualitative data analysis
  • working with quantitative comparative data
  • multiple regression analysis
  • multi-level modelling
  • longitudinal modelling
  • Structural Equation Modelling
  • Latent Class Analysis

Careers

You will gain advanced methodological knowledge within the social sciences coupled with hands-on experience working with a range of research techniques and software for data analysis. This grounding offers an advantageous position from which to apply for PhD funding or to move into careers which require advanced research skills and knowledge. 

A number of students that have completed the MSc in Social Research have successfully acquired ESRC funding for doctoral level studies, while others have entered the public and third/NGO sector as well as the Civil Service ‘fast track’ scheme for government social research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modelling Social Data 
  • Theory, Concepts and Methods of Social Research 
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
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Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. 
  • You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17070 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17070 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8640 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8640 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £4320

Funding

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