The MRes in Social Science Research Methods from Keele University will be of particular interest if you are considering doctoral (PhD) study in a social science discipline or are seeking to work in the public, private or third sector – for example, in social or market research, social and health care, for local and national government or charitable and community organisations. If you already work in these areas, it provides practical, career-focused training to better develop your social research skills.
Alternatively, if you are a recent graduate and have not yet decided on a firm career, this master’s will support your personal and professional development. Among the many skills you’ll develop are critical thinking and reasoning, communication, mental flexibility, teamwork ability and self-leadership, some of the most in-demand essential transferable ‘soft’ skills according to global consultants McKinsey.
This course provides advanced training in research methods, which is ideal preparation for PhD study or for a career in research or policy-making working within government, education, social and health care, or the third sector, for example.
Future employers could include universities, social research centres, market research agencies, charities, NGOs, non-profit organisations, thinktanks and policy organisations, as well as local and national governmental institutions.
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- Approaches to Research Design and Process
- Philosophies of Social Science Research
- Ethics in Research
- Using Theory in Social Science Research
- Quantitative Research and Data Analysis
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
There are no fixed closing dates for the majority of our courses, however some courses may become full and close early.
DisciplinesCommunication Studies Sociology Educational Research View 539 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
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- Applicants should be graduates, normally with a good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in a relevant social science subject. However, students from different backgrounds who believe they have the capacity to undertake postgraduate work in the social sciences should contact us to discuss their situation.
- Students for whom English is a second language will need English language proficiency of at least 6.5 in IELTS text scores (or equivalent).
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International17700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Part time £4,900 per year.
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The following scholarships may be targeted at specific countries, subjects and talent areas. In some cases you may be required to make an independent application, for others the scholarship will be awarded automatically.
- KEELE INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (PGT)
Up to £5,000 based on undergraduate degree award.
- DEVELOPING COUNTRIES SCHOLARSHIP
£1,000 for students who are nationals of the least developed, low and lower middle-income countries.
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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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.