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Social Science Research (Political Science and International Relations) MA

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

This degree is aimed at students who want to follow an ESRC-funded pathway onto a PhD or are interested in developing a wide range of social science research techniques. It will equip you with the theory and practical skills to carry out independent research.

You'll learn about methods and techniques used in social sciences research, such as:

  • data collection and analysis
  • the philosophical, ethical and political issues that underpin social sciences research
  • theories of research design

You'll be led by experts whose research engages with fundamental political issues including security and terrorism, political corruption, and social and global justice.

Graduate destinations

This course is particularly suitable if you are interested in pursuing PhD study in the social sciences. It may also be useful if you are looking to pursue a career in a statistical or quantitative discipline, such as analysis or planning roles.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,000per 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 Nottingham

  • University League Table

    24th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 86 8

    19th out of 105 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    145 70%

    23rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    5th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    63rd

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    132 68%

    32nd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    9th

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    82nd

    37

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