12 months
18700 GBP/year
8440 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Social Research course from the University of York gives you the ideal platform to showcase your capabilities to future employers and PhD programmes alike – so you can break new ground in the worlds of professional and academic research.

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Drawing on expertise from across the social sciences, you'll develop highly sought-after research skills to world-class standards. 

At University of York , you can tailor your Social Research studies to your own interests from the social sciences, and you'll complete your final independent research project or dissertation in one of our social sciences departments:

  • Economics
  • Education 
  • Health Sciences 
  • History
  • Language and Linguistic Science 
  • Politics 
  • Psychology 
  • Social Policy and Social Work
  • Sociology 
  • Environment
  • York Law School 
  • York Management School
  • Centre for Women's Studies

Career opportunities

  • Teaching and academia
  • Politics
  • Public services
  • Campaigning
  • Commercial research


The MA is recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), so it's ideal if you are seeking ESRC funding for PhD. This recognition also demonstrates the high quality of the training you'll receive.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design
  • Working Beyond Disciplines 
  • Professional and Transferable Skills
  • Economics
  • Education 
  • Feminism and Sexuality

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant subject. We are willing to consider your application if you have lower qualifications, especially if you have high marks in relevant modules and/or appropriate professional experience. If you are applying with a lower qualification, you must include a written work sample with your application.

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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