12 months
8950 GBP/year
8950 GBP/year
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This MSc in Social Research programmes offered at The University of Hull aims to create highly sought-after researchers who are ready to apply their advanced knowledge and practical skills in the workplace or on further research.

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With the MSc in Social Research programme offered at The University of Hull , you will learn how to collect, analyse and interpret social data and become skilled in interview techniques, surveys, problem-solving, communication skills and the latest industry software.

Taught by experienced researchers who are experts in their fields, the interesting and varied curriculum will be delivered through an enquiry-based approach to teaching including small-group work, tutorials, workshops and independent study.

It was designed with input from industry experts, former students and leading academics to ensure that it meets the demands of the modern social research industry.

Students will be provided with a high level of academic support across the programme. Where possible, all modules will be taught on one specific day (currently Thursdays) to accommodate part-time and working students.

Future prospects

This programme is an ideal route for those aiming for research careers in the public, voluntary or private sectors, including would-be senior civil servants keen to take advantage of the Government’s Fast Stream scheme to find the leaders of the future.

It equips students with practical skills and experience for a wide range of organisations including research agencies, charities, independent organisations, trade unions, pressure groups and lobby groups.

The programmes also offer continuing professional development for those already working as researchers and who want to advance their careers. It is also an excellent training programme for those wishing to progress to PhD level study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design and Methodology
  • Statistics and Data Analysis with SPSS
  • Collecting Qualitative Data
  • Philosophies of Social Science

  • Surveys and Questionnaires

  • Analysing Qualitative Data

  • Advanced Quantitative Analysis

  • Dissertation in Social Research

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme is open to applicants with at least 2:2 Bachelor Honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline. 
  • Applicants with relevant and extensive work experience from, local authorities or the NHSfor instance, are encouraged to apply even if they have not been to university. Evidence of vocational qualifications, training, written reports and letters of endorsement from line managers should be submitted. These candidates will be required to write a short essay.
  • This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8950 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8950 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • UK (part-time): £495 (10 credits), £995 (20 credits), £2985 (60 credits), £4475 (90 credits)

Living costs for Hull

729 - 1384 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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