Core modules will teach you how to turn social research issues and questions into workable research designs, as well as handling quantitative and qualitative data and issues such as ethics and funding applications. You’ll also have the chance to specialise through a choice of optional modules, allowing you to focus on research in topics such as disability studies, care, social policy analysis, criminology and evaluation of programmes and policies.
This Social Research programme at the University of Leeds has recently been redesigned to meet the new postgraduate training and development guidelines of the ESRC, meaning it stands alone as an MA but will also prepare you to apply for doctoral research in the dynamic fields of social science research. You’ll be well prepared to become a specialist social science researcher, supported by expert tutors across our active research centres and institutes.
In the last decade there has been enormous growth in social research, leading to an increasing variety of career options. There are a number of different research environments, such as academic departments, third sector organisations, private research organisations and governmental agencies – all of which have distinctive research cultures.
There is an increasing emphasis on the production of high quality, rigorous and meaningful research by professionally trained researchers. We designed the MA in Social Research to provide such training, and the course will interest people pursuing, or enhancing, a research-related career in a wide range of settings.
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- Quantitative Research Methods
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Inequalities: Exploring causes, Consequences and Interventions
- Research Strategy and Design
- Applied Project
- Contemporary Social Thought
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesSociology Public Policy View 334 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
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A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent in a social sciences, humanities or related discipline.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.