MA Social Research

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law

Program Description

MA Social Research

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law

MA Social Research

Recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Our MA in Social Research provides the training that all ESRC-funded PhD students must undertake in Year One.

If you want...

  • a critical understanding of social research strategies…
  • familiarity with the relationships between research, practice and policy…
  • to develop specialist knowledge in quantitative and qualitative methods…
  • to create a portfolio of 'hands-on' methodological skills and competencies…
  • embark upon academic PhD research or policy-focused research in a social research institute or government agency…

…then MA Social Research is the programme for you.

MA in Social Research at Leeds provides in-depth academic training in social research.

The programme covers a wide range of social research philosophies, strategies, techniques and issues, and is based on the integration of theory and practice.

It provides access to a good range of relevant transferable skills in social research, and includes the production of a research dissertation.

In the last decade, there has been enormous growth in the social research enterprise. Although different research environments, such as academic departments or governmental agencies, have distinctive research cultures, there is an increasing emphasis on the production of high quality, rigorous and meaningful research by professionally trained researchers.

We designed the MA in Social Research to provide such training, and the course will interest people pursuing, or enhancing, a research-related career in a wide range of settings.

Key Information

  • Start Date: September
  • Duration: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
  • Entry requirements: A good honours degree in a social science discipline.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 7, 2016
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12 - 24 months
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Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Leeds, England
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