This is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare you for further research in the workplace or for MPhil/PhD study.
The Social Research and Psychosocial Studies (Part-Time) programme at Birkbeck, University of London 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), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK, and Politics 17th.
- Birkbeck has three research institutes of relevance to students on this degree: Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and Birkbeck Institute of Gender and Sexuality. Each organises regular talks and masterclasses, which our students can attend.
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
- Introduction to Quantitative Social Research
- Qualitative Social Research
- Culture, Community, Identity
- Education, Globalisation and Change
- Education, Power and Resistances
- Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Practice
- Psychoanalysis and Culture
- Psychoanalysis and History
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Sociology Educational Psychology View 377 other Masters in Sociology 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.
- On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
- You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.
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International7600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA4175 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4175 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.