The Social Research and Criminology programme from Birkbeck, University of London covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses alongside substantive courses in the area of criminology. You will also carry out an independent dissertation, putting into practice the methods and theoretical concepts you have been taught.
The programme provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.
- Rigorous training in a range of contemporary social research methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Focuses on research design, addressing critical issues in social research.
- Interdisciplinary, theoretically informed and creative approach to research, forming an excellent foundation for doctoral progression
- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Politics at Birkbeck was ranked 17th in the UK.
- Birkbeck's School of Law is among the top 10 law schools in the UK and in the top three in London in the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings, while its research environment was judged conducive to producing research of the highest quality.
Careers and Employability
Graduates go into research roles in government departments, think tanks, NGOs, the Civil Service and political parties. Possible professions include social researcher, government social researcher, or human resources officer. This degree may also be useful in becoming a higher education lecturer or politician’s assistant.
- Intermediate Quantitative Social Research
- Introduction to Quantitative Social Research
- Qualitative Social Research
- Advanced Intellectual Property Law
- Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
More informationGo to the programme website
DisciplinesSociology Educational Research Criminology View 189 other Masters in Educational Research in United Kingdom
- Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
- We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
- On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
- You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.
International15200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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