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
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Modelling Social Data
- Theory, Concepts and Methods of Social Research
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Apply early to avoid disappointment
DisciplinesSociology Statistics View 386 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
- 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.
International17070 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17070 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8640 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8640 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home/EU - part-time: £4320
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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.