12 months
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19250 GBP/year
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About

This Social Research Methods programme from University of Liverpool is designed to prepare you to successfully undertake postgraduate study at MPhil and PhD level, or to become an independent/career social researcher.

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Overview

It has Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Recognition status and has been specifically constructed for you if you intend to undertake professional and/or academic research in sociology, social policy and criminology. It provides an excellent broad-based practical grounding in research techniques. You are introduced to the principles of research design and strategy, as well as qualitative and quantitative data-analysis and presentation. Practical skills are developed through task-based activity.

Career prospects

The Social Research Methods programme from University of Liverpool is recognised nationally by the Economic and Social Research Council for providing quality methods training for those seeking a career in social science. The programme gives students the required skills to progress directly onto doctoral level social research, or to take up employment in a wide variety of careers within the government, charitable and/or private sectors. National and local government, as well as Regional Development Agencies have noted the rapid rise in demand for graduates qualified in the full spectrum of research design and analysis techniques.

The Social Research Methods MA is designed to meet the needs of both pre-employment training and within-post career development. Many students pursue an academic career or a university research career in the Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology) or in a related discipline. Other research graduates have developed a career in commercial research or have developed their research skills in a practical context in either the public or the private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Politics and Practices of Social Research 
  • Philosophy of Social Science 
  • Rapid Ethnography and Rapid Appraisal 
  • Understanding Society Using Quantitative Methods 
  • Using Foucault's Methods 
  • Focus Groups 
  • Critical Discourse Analysis 
  • Visual Data, VIsual Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
61
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
61
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students commencing the MA in Social Research Methods will have either a first degree or a Masters degree in the Social Sciences or related areas. A good first degree (of 2:1 or first class) is normally required, although experience and/or strong supporting references may justify entry with a lower grade. Those with non-social science back grounds may also be considered if their experience and references suggest support for this.
  • Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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