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Social Research Methods, MSc (PGDip)

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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University rank #801 (QS) ,
Social Research Methods offered by University of Brighton is designed to train you across social science disciplines in research methods skills and practice.

About

Intro

Social Research Methods offered by University of Brighton is particularly relevant for those considering applying for an ESRC-accredited PhD programme in social policy or business studies. It includes core and intermediate-level research methods modules as well as the opportunity to study creative, innovative and advanced research methods.

If you do not wish to study for a masters, there are exit awards available for postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma.

This new course is in the final stage of development and may change. Check back for the latest information. 

Careers

Social Science Research Methods MSc provides you with the necessary research training for doctoral work. It also enhances your career opportunities in areas including central and local government, non-governmental organisations, social research, teaching, journalism and the media.

Programme Structure

Core modules:
  • Principles of Social Research (philosophies of social research including ethics) 
  • Social Research Methods (qualitative and quantitative methods)
  • Mixed Methods in Social Research (how to adopt a range of methodologies in research)
  • Dissertation on a topic of your choice

Option modules:

  • Advanced Research Cultures (including creative methods)
  • Applied Research Methods (putting methods into practice)
  • Subject-specific modules

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

2:1 honours degree in any social science discipline.As this is a research degree programme applicants must provide a brief outline of their proposed area of study (ie discipline and/or sub-discipline) and research topic in their online application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13338 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13338 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6426 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6426 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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