Studyportals
M.Sc. On Campus

Social Research

University of Dundee

12 months
Duration
19900 GBP/year
8350 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

Explore a variety of social research methods and learn how to conduct reliable and valid research that will help you examine ideas about society in this MSc Social Research from University of Dundee.

Overview

MSc Social Research from University of Dundee teaches you how to use research tools, and consider the wider meanings of how knowledge can be constructed in different ways and for diverse range of purposes. 

Social research methods are a means of providing evidence to examine ideas about society and are important to social scientists who want to study a particular problem or to test a theory. They are also fundamental tools of value to government, service providers, and to business.

You will learn about research methods including ethnographic and participatory tools, and the analysis of large data-sets, and how to apply these to your own work.

You will gain skills in a diverse range of quantitative and qualitative research methods and engage with ‘live’ research issues and external organisations. For example, some of the recent Research in Practice placements have been with:

  • the police (approaches to mental health issues)
  • a local charity (women in homeless settings)
  • a housing charity (experiences of private renters)
  • an international development NGO (education for girls in Global South)
  • an organisation supporting migrants in Scotland

Careers

Graduates have gone on to work for:

  • local authority planning departments
  • the General Registrars Office Scotland (census office)
  • ONS social analysis unit
  • PhD study

Programme Structure

Modules include

  • Research Training and Project Planning
  • Applied Theoretical Approaches in Social Science
  • Quantitative Methods in Social Research
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Research
  • Principles of Sustainability
  • Social Inequalities & Social Justice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree in any discipline at lower second class or above

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8350 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Social Research
-
University of Dundee

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!