Social Research MA - 2020 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
This MA in Social Research combines 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:
- Gender and Women’s Studies
- Media and Cultural Studies
- Environment, Culture and Society
- Science, Technology, Innovation and 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 may be eligible to apply for funding through MA or MA+PhD studentships. You have the opportunity to learn how to design, analyse and defend research through hands-on activities. Our aim is for you to become skilled in the translation of theoretically-informed research questions into research projects.
This MA has five different pathways available which allow students to tailor the programme to their own interests without losing the focus on research training. Below is a sample of modules which are available to students on this programme - for full details please read more about our pathways.
- Consumer Society
- Contemporary Debates in Social Theory
- Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies
- Critical Methods in Media and Cultural Studies
- Debates in Gender Research
- Environment and Culture
- Feminist Media and Cultural Studies
- Feminist Technoscience Studies
- Gender, Sex and Bodies
- Making Research Count: Engaging with Quantitative Data
- Methods in Science and Technology Studies
- Mobilities, Society & Change
- Practice Theory
- Research Projects in Practice: From Design to Dissemination
- Researching migration
- Social and Cultural Theory
- The Philosophies of Social Research
- The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
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