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Social Research Methods MSc

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Surrey

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

Our MSc Social Research Methods is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the full methodological toolkit available to social science researchers. These skills are in high demand, and many of our graduates go on to work in research agencies such as the Office for National Statistics, Ipsos Mori and the Home Office, while others go on to study for a PhD.

We have an unrivalled research methods heritage and our teaching is backed by decades of experience. We were the first in the UK to run this type of course in 1974.

What you will study

This course examines both quantitative and qualitative approaches, beginning with a comprehensive overview of the research essentials. You’ll learn how to formulate research questions and the connections between theory and method, as well as important approaches to data collection and the main analytic techniques.

Once you’ve established these core skills for advanced social research, you’ll select four options from a suite of advanced methods courses taught intensively in week-long modules. This innovative modular format is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of specific research techniques, combining lectures with practical workshops in our computer lab. This enables you to fully immerse yourself in particular research approaches, as well as tailor your learning experience to your research interests.

Application deadline

22 July 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 18,600per year

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

University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 102 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    132 67%

    32nd

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    49th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    50th

    22

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