What Will You Study

This MA provides a rigorous introduction to key issues in social science methodology, expands your proficiency in a range of research skills, and prepares you for further advanced research in the social sciences. It is an ideal stepping stone to a PhD and opens access to ESRC funding programmes.

The course comprises the following modules and a dissertation (working closely with a member of staff).

Compulsory modules:

  • Research Projects in Practice
  • Either Contemporary Debate in Sociological Theory or Science, Technology and Society
  • Secondary Data Analysis
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Philosophies of Social Science
  • Dissertation

Optional modules:
Choose one from

  • Discourse Analysis
  • A substantive sociology module
  • Methods Lab