Social Science Research (Sociology)

Nottingham University Business School

12 months
17910 GBP/year
8235 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.


Key facts

  • 78% of our research considered world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework
  • 96.3% of sociology and social policy postgraduates secured work or further study within six months of graduation

Careers and professional development

With a clear grasp of the ethical and political issues which arise in social science research, you will be equipped to pursue a range of careers. This could include research and managerial roles in private, public, and third sector organisations, non-governmental organisations, academia, civil service and journalism.

This course provides an excellent route into further academic study and many of our students go on to complete doctoral research before pursuing an academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Qualitative Methods
  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis
  • Philosophy of Social Science Research
  • Research Design, Practice and Ethics
  • Research the Social: Contemporary Debates in Sociology

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 Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject in the arts, humanities, or social sciences

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17910 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8235 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8235 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Social Science Research (Sociology)
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