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Social Research Methods

University of Brighton

12 months
13842 GBP/year
7866 GBP/year
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Social Research Methods offered by University of Brighton is designed to train you across social science disciplines in research methods skills and practice.


Social Research Methods offered by University of Brighton provides extensive, in-depth postgraduate training and provides you with a solid foundation for doctoral studies and further research work as academics, or career development as professional researchers.

The course 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.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Generally there's no deadline for applying for a postgraduate course at Brighton.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

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

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    7866 GBP/year
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Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
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