The Social Research and Criminology (Part-Time) programme from Birkbeck, University of London covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses alongside substantive courses in the area of criminology. You will also carry out an independent dissertation, putting into practice the methods and theoretical concepts you have been taught.
The programme provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.
- Rigorous training in a range of contemporary social research methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Focuses on research design, addressing critical issues in social research.
- Interdisciplinary, theoretically informed and creative approach to research, forming an excellent foundation for doctoral progression
- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Politics at Birkbeck was ranked 17th in the UK.
- Birkbeck's School of Law is among the top 10 law schools in the UK and in the top three in London in the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings, while its research environment was judged conducive to producing research of the highest quality.
Careers and Employability
Graduates go into research roles in government departments, think tanks, NGOs, the Civil Service and political parties. Possible professions include social researcher, government social researcher, or human resources officer. This degree may also be useful in becoming a higher education lecturer or politician’s assistant.
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- Intermediate Quantitative Social Research
- Qualitative Social Research
- Advanced Intellectual Property Law
- Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
- Cultures of Human Rights
- Equality and the Law
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- 24 months
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You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
DisciplinesSociology Educational Research Criminology View 257 other Masters in Educational Research in United Kingdom
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Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
- We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
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International8010 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8010 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4410 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4410 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.