You’ll learn how to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll also critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research. Finally, you’ll develop an understanding of the relationship between research and policymaking.
You’ll graduate with the skills you need for a career in research, research management or research commissioning in the public, voluntary or private sectors.
Employability is an important focus of the course, and over the past five years many of our graduates have entered social research-related careers in the public, voluntary and private sectors, with others continuing their academic study and undertaking a PhD.
- Gain research skills relevant to the public, private or voluntary sectors
- Build experience and professional connections during a research placement
- ESRC accreditation opens up future opportunities for academic study
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- Research Design and Process
- Criminological Perspectives
- Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice Work
- The Nature of Social Enquiry
- Quantitative Data Analysis
- Qualitative Data Analysis
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- 12 months
- 30 months
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International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.
DisciplinesSociology Educational Research Criminology View 298 other Masters in Educational Research in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
- INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma if you don’t meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences and meet the required progression grades, you’ll be guaranteed entry onto this Masters degree.
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International17275 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17275 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National7100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Stirling
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.