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Social Science Research (Social Policy)

12 months
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20800 GBP/year
10100 GBP/year
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About

The Social Science Research (Social Policy) MSc programme at Loughborough University provides you with a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that currently shape social sciences. It also provides an opportunity to develop specialised research methods skills in an internationally renowned department for social policy research.

Overview

The Social Science Research (Social Policy) MSc programme at Loughborough University consists of compulsory and optional modules, delivered across four different academic schools within the University, meaning you benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to your studies. The academic schools are:

  • School of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • School of Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Science

Careers

On completion of the course, you will have met the training requirements for PhD funding from the ESRC, opening up the possibility of securing PhD funding from the ESRC.

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Rochester College, USA, Associate Professor and Department Chair
  • The University of Manchester, Lecturer
  • Bournemouth University, Senior Lecturer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Research Design and Practice
  • Dissertation in Social Science Research (Social Policy)
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Understanding Social Policy Research
  • Dissertation in Social Science Research (Social Policy)

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20800 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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