Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Social Research

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
10920 GBP/year
6020 GBP/year
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This Social Research programme at Birkbeck, University of London is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare you for further research in the workplace.


The Social Research programme at Birkbeck, University of London covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses. It provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Advanced Topics in Quantitative Social Research
  • Applied Social Data Analysis in R
  • Experiments in Social Science
  • Quantitative Social Research
  • Qualitative Research Design
  • Qualitative Social Research Methods

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you enough time to complete the admissions process.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in a social science or other relevant subject. Other qualifications may also be considered.
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
  • Your personal details
  • Your qualifications
  • Your work experience
  • Your personal statement
  • Referees
  • Statistical information
  • English proficiency
  • The application form 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10920 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6020 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6020 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time home students: £3010 pa 
  • Part-time international students: £5460 pa 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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