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Social Research (Local Government and Public Policy)

University of Birmingham

Master
12 months
Duration
19170 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Social Research (Local Government and Public Policy) programme offered by the University of Birmingham aims to provide students with a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.

Overview

Students will acquire a general overview of the philosophy of social research, and understand how this informs research design, methods of data collection and analysis in the Social Research (Local Government and Public Policy) programme taught at the University of Birmingham. They will also develop an ability to use a range of research methods, to communicate research findings effectively and an understanding of the potential use of and impact of their research within and beyond academia.

Careers

Many students go on to do a PhD after completing this MA. Others have followed a career in local authorities, government departments, health authorities, management consultancy, media, the voluntary sector and so on.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Philosophy of Social Science Research
  • Research Design, Practice and Ethics
  • Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods
  • Foundations in Qualitative Research
  • Advanced Training Programme 
  • Analysing Hierarchical Panel Data
  • An Approach To Research On Discourse
  • Case Study Research Design
  • Documentary Research In Education

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

You can satisfy the English language requirements in two ways:

  • by holding an English language qualification to the right level
  • by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • MA PT fees: UK/EU - £4,625
  • PGDip FT fees: UK/EU - £6,167; Overseas - £12,780
  • PGCert FT fees: UK/EU - £3,083; Overseas - £6,390
  • PGDip/PGCert PT fees: UK/EU - £3,083

Funding

  • The Postgraduate Student Loan has increased its maximum loan amount to £10,609
  • International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government

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.

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