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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Lancaster University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

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:

  • Sociology
  • 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.

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,940per year

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

University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of award-winning, high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University has a vast array of facilities including shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 105 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    144 75%

    16th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    29th

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    78th

    16

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