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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 Months

Course summary

The MRes in Social Science is a one-year research degree, combining specialist and generic training to equip you with transferable skills for graduate employment in the public, private and third sector. It also lays the foundation to undertake advanced doctoral studies. The degree programme comprises four taught courses, two per semester, followed by a supervised research project in the summer semester. The MRes is recognised under the Economic and Social Research Council’s Scottish Doctoral Training Programme, Sociology Pathway. The Diploma in Social Science Research, comprising of four taught courses, also offers intensive training which is recognised under the Scottish Government’s Student Awards Scheme (SAAS).

The MRes programme is tailored to provide the methodological training and critical capacity for advanced research in social science. It gives you the knowledge, understanding and competence to deploy qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis in the conduct of theoretically informed research. The dissertation allows you to develop practical, intellectual and critical skills in an area of your interest. The skills gained can be used across many employment areas.

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£ 21,500per year

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 40 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    173 90%

    6th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    52nd

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    71st

    56

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