Social Research MA - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)

Course Overview

This MA in Social Research combines rigorous methodological training with flexible sets of modules in different areas of social inquiry, and is thus suitable for those with a range of disciplinary backgrounds. It is ideal for both those wishing to train or re-train in social research skills to support a career in the public or private sector and those interested in preparing for further PhD research. Our students have gone on to a range of careers, including fast-track civil service positions, research in private companies, positions in non-governmental organisations and academic research careers.

Five different pathways are available:

  • Sociology; Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Environment, Culture and Society
  • Science, Technology, Innovation
  • Social Practices

The programme consists of four core modules, two optional modules and a dissertation. It is possible for pathways to be slightly amended to tailor them more closely to your needs. If you have any questions about which pathway is best suited to your interests, please contact us.

As a programme recognised by the Northwest Doctoral Training Partnership (Economic and Social Research Council), you would be eligible to apply for funding through MA or MA+PhD studentships. You will learn how to design, analyse and defend research through hands-on, student-directed activities, and will become skilled in the translation of theoretically informed research questions into research projects.

This MA in Social Research combines rigorous methodological training with flexible sets of modules in different areas of social inquiry, and is thus suitable for those with a range of disciplinary backgrounds. It is ideal for both those wishing to train or re-train in social research skills to support a career in the public or private sector and those interested in preparing for further PhD research. Our students have gone on to a range of careers, including fast-track civil service positions, research in private companies, positions in non-governmental organisations and academic research careers.

Five different pathways are available:

  • Sociology; Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Environment, Culture and Society
  • Science, Technology, Innovation
  • Social Practices

The programme consists of four core modules, two optional modules and a dissertation. It is possible for pathways to be slightly amended to tailor them more closely to your needs. If you have any questions about which pathway is best suited to your interests, please contact us.

As a programme recognised by the Northwest Doctoral Training Partnership (Economic and Social Research Council), you would be eligible to apply for funding through MA or MA+PhD studentships. You will learn how to design, analyse and defend research through hands-on, student-directed activities, and will become skilled in the translation of theoretically informed research questions into research projects.

 

 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This MA in Social Research combines rigorous methodological training with flexible sets of modules in different areas of social inquiry, and is thus suitable for those with a range of disciplinary backgrounds. It is ideal for both those wishing to train or re-train in social research skills to support a career in the public or private sector and those interested in preparing for further PhD research. Our students have gone on to a range of careers, including fast-track civil service positions, research in private companies, positions in non-governmental organisations and academic research careers.

    Five different pathways are available:

    • Sociology; Gender and Women’s Studies
    • Media and Cultural Studies
    • Environment, Culture and Society
    • Science, Technology, Innovation
    • Social Practices

    The programme consists of four core modules, two optional modules and a dissertation. It is possible for pathways to be slightly amended to tailor them more closely to your needs. If you have any questions about which pathway is best suited to your interests, please contact us.

    As a programme recognised by the Northwest Doctoral Training Partnership (Economic and Social Research Council), you would be eligible to apply for funding through MA or MA+PhD studentships. You will learn how to design, analyse and defend research through hands-on, student-directed activities, and will become skilled in the translation of theoretically informed research questions into research projects.

    This MA in Social Research combines rigorous methodological training with flexible sets of modules in different areas of social inquiry, and is thus suitable for those with a range of disciplinary backgrounds. It is ideal for both those wishing to train or re-train in social research skills to support a career in the public or private sector and those interested in preparing for further PhD research. Our students have gone on to a range of careers, including fast-track civil service positions, research in private companies, positions in non-governmental organisations and academic research careers.

    Five different pathways are available:

    • Sociology; Gender and Women’s Studies
    • Media and Cultural Studies
    • Environment, Culture and Society
    • Science, Technology, Innovation
    • Social Practices

    The programme consists of four core modules, two optional modules and a dissertation. It is possible for pathways to be slightly amended to tailor them more closely to your needs. If you have any questions about which pathway is best suited to your interests, please contact us.

    As a programme recognised by the Northwest Doctoral Training Partnership (Economic and Social Research Council), you would be eligible to apply for funding through MA or MA+PhD studentships. You will learn how to design, analyse and defend research through hands-on, student-directed activities, and will become skilled in the translation of theoretically informed research questions into research projects.

     

     

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent)in a relevant social science

    If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications

     

    English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0

    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements

    If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes

    Pre-sessional English language programmes available:

    4 Week Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0

    10 Week Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5

     Longer courses are not an option for this programme

     

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on Fees and Funding; Faculty Scholarships and Funding; Sociology Fees and Funding

    Further information: For more information about the department please visit our webpages http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/sociology/

     

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

    Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU £8,500 £4,250
    Overseas £17,500 £8,750

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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