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Social Science Methods

Stellenbosch University

12 months
1276 EUR/year
1276 EUR/year
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The department, which offers the Social Science Methods programme at the Stellenbosch University, enjoys an excellent reputation as a centre of expertise in the teaching of social theory and research methodology within and across sociology and social anthropology, etc.


Key facts

The MA Social Science Methods programme at the Stellenbosch University consists of a thesis on a topic with a strong methodological focus and extends over one year. It follows after the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Methods, but students with an equivalent qualification at the NQF level 7 are welcome to apply. It focuses on the methodology of social sciences research and aspects of science philosophy, research ethics and research management.

What we offer

This programme focuses on the development of critical thought as well as theoretical and conceptual research competence in a specialised area of social science research, such as the philosophy of science, research ethics, the sociology of science and research management and/or with a strong methodological component.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis (Social Science Methods)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified. This implies that your original qualification documents (academic transcript and accompanying degree certificate) which you recieved upon graduation must be stamped and signed by the awarding institution
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Methods or an Honours degree in Sociology or Social Anthropology or an equivalent qualification at NQF level 8
  • An average final mark of at least 65%, with demonstrated academic ability

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1276 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1276 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1276 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1276 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • R21 948

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
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