MRes Social Science Research Methods

University of East Anglia Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Description

MRes Social Science Research Methods

University of East Anglia Faculty of Social Sciences

The MRes Social Science Research Methods degree offers an advanced programme of research training. The course is ideal for applicants who are considering going on to study for a PhD. You will study core Faculty modules that include generic social science research skills, broad based training in social science research methods, and advanced training in qualitative and quantitative methods. You will also receive School-based research skills and subject-based training from which you will acquire specialist knowledge that will allow you to apply the basic principles of social science research and design to your own research projects.

The University of East Anglia has been ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output and 21st overall amongst all mainstream British institutions in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The results show that more than 82 per cent of UEA research is classified as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, confirming UEA’s position as a premier research institution making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society.

The course is available in the following subject specialisms:

  • Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Social Work and Social Policy
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Business and Management
  • International Development

The degree may be studied over one year full-time, or two years part-time. The registration date is: September.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme with the aim of strengthening of your skills. Advisor sessions to support learning and career development occur throughout the year.

Entry Requirements

  • Degree Subject: Social Sciences
  • Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 1, 2016
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1 - 2 years
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Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Norwich, England
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