You 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 your research within and beyond academia.
The Social Research (Education) course from University of Birmingham will provide you with a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.
In the latest QS World University rankings, the University of Birmingham was ranked 81st globally and 14th in the UK. Over the last five years, an impressive 98.3 % of Education postgraduates have been in work and/or further study six months after graduation.
Birmingham’s Education graduates choose to work in variety of education roles in schools and administrative roles in public and private sector organisations. Work in retail, sales and administration are also popular options. Some chose to continue their education and apply for professional courses such as teacher training or undertake a PhD.
What type of career assistance is available to postgraduate researchers in Education?
The College of Social Sciences, to which the School of Education belongs, has specially designated careers advisors and careers consultants who can provide guidance for postgraduate researchers on career paths, CVs, training opportunities, application and interviews. The University’s central Careers’ Service also runs workshops and offers personally tailored advice and guidance including 1-1 careers advice and 1-1 CV advice. The Career’s Service runs CV writing workshops especially for postgraduates in the College of Social Sciences, giving advice on how to compile CVs for both employment and for academic roles.
- Philosophy of Social Science Research
- Research Design, Practice and Ethics
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Qualitative Research
- From Multiple Linear to Logistic Regression
- Documentary Research
- Factor Analysis
- Narrative Research
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesEducation Social Work Sociology View 551 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
A good Honours degree or equivalent is normally required or equivalent if you were educated outside the UK. Applications are also encouraged from those without an Honours degree who have five years or more relevant work experience. Speakers of English as a second language will be required to hold an IELTs 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band or equivalent qualification.
International20160 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20160 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
UK £3,167 part-time
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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