Students will have the opportunity to specialise in particular methodologies and to learn more about the application of these methodologies to illuminate important issues and debates in contemporary society.
Social Science Research Highlights
The Social Science Research programme at Queen's University Belfast is designed to develop critical understanding of contemporary issues as well as practical employment-orientated research skills and the ability to work independently.
Research skills are highly transferable and marketable, and needed across a range of sectors – academic, government, charities and business. MRes students receive advanced training in both quantitative and qualitative research skills and gain experience of independent project management through the dissertation.
Graduates can use their qualification to develop a career in any aspect of social research. The MRes is also ideal high-level preparation for doctoral research (PhD).
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes help our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
Employment after the Course
After graduation, students are well placed to continue on to doctoral research, applying their research skills to carry out an in depth investigation of a particular topic. Past graduates have secured funded PhDs on a variety of topics, from cyber surveillance to educational inequality.
Some students have moved into careers in social research or used their qualification to upskill in their current job, for example, in charities or government departments.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Approaches to Social Research
- Theory and Debates in Social Research
- The Sources and Construction of Qualitative Data
- The Sources and Construction of Quantitative Data
- Qualitative Data Analysis
- Quantitative Data Analysis: Foundational
- Quantitative Data Analysis: Intermediate
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesSociology View 379 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
- Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a social science or related discipline.
- Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in a relevant context.
International20800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6140 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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