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Social Science Research Methods (Criminology) Part time

Cardiff University

36 months
Duration
9350 GBP/year
4100 GBP/year
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About

This Social Science Research Methods (Criminology) Part time programme from Cardiff University provides advanced training in research methods across the full range of the social sciences and meets the training requirements for ESRC PhD funding.

Overview

The MSc Social Science Research Methods (Criminology) Part time programme from Cardiff University will provide you with advanced training in research methods across the full range of the social sciences. All course pathways have ESRC recognition and meet the training requirements for ESRC PhD funding.

What you'll study

This programme offers extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, the application of social research expertise for occupational career development, and the pursuit of substantive area of interest at postgraduate level.

You’ll be provided with a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of how to construct effective research studies, of the variety of data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing social scientific data. You will also be introduced to the political and ethical frameworks within which social science research is conducted, and to some of the ways in which the results of social science research are disseminated.

Criminology pathway

The Criminology pathway will provide you with analytic and research skills, a practical understanding of the production of criminological research, and an interdisciplinary knowledge base, drawing upon the perspectives of sociology, social policy, law, psychology and political science.

Our staff are nationally and internationally renowned for pioneering research and writing on both specialist and general topics. Our staff and your peer students bring a wide variety of histories and academic backgrounds to the programme, which provides exciting exposure to a diversity of practical experiences as well as in-depth academic knowledge.

Career prospects

This programme provides knowledge and expertise suitable for careers in research and development, business, market studies, public agencies at international, national and local levels, education, teaching and other public services work, and voluntary organisations.

It also provides appropriate training for proceeding to a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing Core Research Skills
  • Foundations of Social Science Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Research Applications
  • Researching Crime, Safety and Justice

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
First Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally hold a first or upper second-class undergraduate degree in a humanities or social sciences subject. However, other applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate, through recent and relevant experience, that they have the ability to undertake the course.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are required to obtain a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.5 in writing, and at least 5.5 in all other sub-sections. 
  • This course is suitable for graduates in social science and cognate disciplines including sociology, politics, critical psychology, education, social policy and social work, criminology, management and business studies, history, area studies, geography, pedagogy, public administration, industrial and employee relations, and law.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9350 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4100 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 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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