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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.

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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 excellent 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. 

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
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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 holding a 2.1 Honours degree in a non-related discipline may be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in a relevant context.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £6,650
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £6,650
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £7,470
  • EU Other - £18,200
  • International - £18,200

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 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.

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