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Social Science Research

Queen's University Belfast

M.Res.
12 months
Duration
20800 GBP/year
6140 GBP/year
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About

This Social Science Research programme at Queen's University Belfast provides practical, career-orientated training in social science research methods, including research design, data collection and data analysis relating to both qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry.

Overview

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.

Career Prospects

Introduction

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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