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MSc Social Science Research Methods (Politics)

University of Bristol

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme overview

This MSc provides Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-approved research training in politics and international relations. We aim to provide a thorough grounding in practical methodological skills through hands-on experience and the critical exploration of relevant examples and case studies. It is particularly suited to those seeking a career as a social science researcher or continuing to PhD level, including ESRC-funded doctoral study.

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies promotes a close-knit student community with easy access to members of staff who all give a high priority to teaching and supervision while maintaining high-quality, high-volume research.

The programme provides thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of the variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods available to the social scientist, and the main methods of data analysis. This MSc also covers the research process, ethical considerations and social theory. You will be encouraged to apply your methods training to substantive research interests.

Careers

Bristol graduates are in high demand and have an excellent record of employment following graduation. Students of our MSc programmes go on to further study at PhD level or pursue research jobs in government or private sector, for example in the House of Commons, the World Bank and the think tank Demos.

Application deadline

01 August 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 19,300per year

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

University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 85 1

    2nd out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    166 76%

    15th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    17th

    33
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    153 77%

    12th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    7th

    11

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