12 months
18700 GBP/year
8440 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Social Media and Social Research course from University of York provides the practical research skills and conceptual foundations you need to conduct studies in this new field. 

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Social media and other emerging communication technologies are becoming a key aspect of social research practice.

The data they generate contain insights into how entire populations communicate, behave and interact with each other. This Social Media and Social Research course is offered by University of York .

Careers and skills

You'll develop skills employers need in many fields, and especially those requiring awareness of digital social research practice and theory.

Career opportunities

Work in a variety of social research organisations in the following industries:

  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Arts
  • Heritage and leisure
  • Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Social Media
  • Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Metrics and Society
  • Advanced Methods in Social Research
  • Themes and Issues in Contemporary Sociology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in Sociology or a cognate discipline, or equivalent suitable experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time (2 years)

  • UK: £4,220
  • International/EU: £9,350

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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