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Social Science Research Methods (Psychology), MSc/PgDip

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Psychology) aims to provide advanced training in research methods across the social sciences and particularly Psychology.

You will be offered a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of how to construct effective research studies, of the variety of data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing social scientific data. You will also be introduced to the political and ethical frameworks within which social science research is conducted, and to some of the ways in which the results of social science research are disseminated.

This is a one-year, full-time course, leading to the award of MSc. It draws on the internationally recognised research conducted in the School of Psychology.

The course pathways have Economic and Social Research Council recognition and they each provide the appropriate training basis for proceeding to a PhD. The course provides extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, the application of social research expertise for occupational career development, and the pursuit of substantive areas of interest at Master’s level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing Core Research Skills
  • Foundations of Social Science Research
  • Research Skills in Practice
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Research Applications
  • Dissertation

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Credits
              180 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You need the following IELTS score:

            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

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            General Requirements

            • You should normally have a 2:1 degree or above or an equivalent qualification. Alternatively, you may be considered for admission if you are able to demonstrate that you have held, for a minimum period of two years, a position of responsibility relevant to the programme, or, in exceptional circumstances, be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the programme.
            • Where English is not your first language, we require an IELTS score of 6:5 or above (or an equivalent English qualification).

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              15950 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 15950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
            • National

              6950 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 6950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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            Living costs for Cardiff

            • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
              Living Costs

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