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About

Gain advanced training in a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods used in the social sciences with our Master’s in Social Research Methods programme at Swansea University.

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Overview

You will develop a keen understanding of research ethics and governance, and learn about theoretical research concerns across the spectrum of social science disciplines.

You will learn to use a variety of research tools such as databases, statistical software, and computer programmes and develop extensive practical research skills to apply in a range of social science contexts.

Based in our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.

Career opportunities

A Master’s degree in  Social Research Methods programme at Swansea University  opens up career development opportunities in a range of fields, including:

  • Local and national government
  • Voluntary sector
  • Criminal justice system
  • Social work
  • Education
  • Health and social care
  • Environmental health

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Introduction to Research and Study Skills
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Social Research
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Case Studies in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Advanced Research in Human Geography
  • Scientific Computing and Health Care

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

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 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for this Masters degree you will need;

  • An initial degree (a minimum of a 2.1) in one of the social sciences, if you have a degree in a related cognate subject or another relevant qualification this may also be considered.

If English is not your first language you will need to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.

Work experience

  • We may also consider at least two years relevant experience at a responsible level if you can also demonstrate that you can meet the academic requirements of the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time 2 years

  • UK-EU £ 3,600
  • International £ 7,650

Part time 3 years

  • UK-EU £ 2,400
  • International £ 5,100

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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