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MRes – In the subject area of Sociology

Bournemouth University

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Lansdowne Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-JAN-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Master’s by Research (MRes) provides you with the opportunity for you to tailor your studies to your specific research interests or career aspirations, which would be assessed via submission of a thesis and a viva voce. Undertaking an MRes within the field of sociology at BU will allow you to collaborate with world-leading researchers in these areas.

The MRes is focused on the development of generic research knowledge and critical analysis skills applied to independent research on an approved topic. Your research would normally involve a literature study, an experimental or hypothesis-testing phase, an evaluation phase and a writing-up phase.

Your independent research would be written up as a thesis, which is expected to be between 15,000 and 30,000 words (depending on the discipline).

Assessment of your thesis will consist of a presentation of the thesis and an oral examination, normally including a 30 minute presentation and 60 minute viva voca examination.

Careers

Transferable skills and academia

Undertaking a research degree will not only allow you to carry out research in a specialist field, it will also equip you with a range of transferable skills that can be applied to roles within project management, commercial research and development, or consultancy services.

You may decide that you would like to pursue a career within academia, developing the research that you undertake during your MRes and sharing your expertise with others who have an interest in a similar field.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    86th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

Opportunity of a work placement on all undergraduate courses and most postgraduate courses.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    87th out of 102 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    108 55%

    75th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    98th

    69

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