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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Social Research is an advanced degree in social scientific methodology. It is suited to those who wish to prepare for PhD research or for those who want to increase key employability skills in the areas of qualitative fieldwork, quantitative data management, and data analytics. This experience combined with undertaking a rigorous curriculum means that upon successful completion of the MSc all students will be proficient in preparing, designing, undertaking, and presenting advanced level social research suitable for all types of audiences. Throughout the degree you will undertake rigorous training in both qualitative and quantitative research designs and techniques. Key research techniques covered include: conducting interviews; ethnographic research discourse analysis; visual sociology; computer-assisted qualitative data analysis; working with quantitative comparative data; multiple regression analysis; multi-level modelling; longitudinal modelling; Structural Equation Modelling; Latent Class Analysis.

Throughout the degree you will undertake rigorous training in both qualitative and quantitative research designs and techniques. You will gain advanced methodological knowledge within the social sciences coupled with hands-on experience working with a range of research techniques and software for data analysis. This grounding offers an advantageous position from which to apply for PhD funding or to move into careers which require advanced research skills and knowledge. A number of students that have completed the MSc in Social Research have successfully acquired ESRC funding for doctoral level studies, while others have entered the public and third/NGO sector as well as the Civil Service ‘fast track’ scheme for government social research.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,760per year

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University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • University League Table

    68th

  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    111 56%

    69th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    93rd

    1

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