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Social Science Research Methods MRes

Keele University

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Keele University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MRes Social Science Research Methods is designed to provide a thorough grounding in a range of qualitative and quantitative research skills and methodologies essential to the systematic research practice demanded in many professional environments, or to pave the way to further postgraduate study.

The general aims of the programme are as follows:

  • To equip participants with a ‘toolkit’ for research design, consisting of a range of social science research methods and strategies.
  • To explore in detail the philosophical assumptions underlying contemporary research in the social sciences.
  • To develop the qualities needed to evaluate critically social science research.
  • To provide practice in a range of transferable skills, improve existing skills and enhance employability, whether in an academic environment or other professional context.
  • To apply more general methods and philosophies to the student’s own research interests and to gain an in-depth understanding of the current issues related to that discipline.

The programme is assessed through a broad range of methods of assessment, including: portfolio, essay, research proposal, and report, exam, learning plan, pilot study and dissertation. These enable assessment of the student’s analytical abilities, and of the student’s evaluation of particular debates, material and evidence.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,750per year

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele provides a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    116 58%

    54th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    34th

    14

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