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Social Science Research Methods (Sociology) (MSc)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Advanced training in research methods preparing you for PhD study.

The MSc Social Science Research Methods will provide you with advanced training in research methods across the full range of the social sciences. All course pathways have ESRC recognition and meet the training requirements for ESRC PhD funding.

This programme offers extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, the application of social research expertise for occupational career development, and the pursuit of substantive area of interest at postgraduate level.

You’ll be provided with a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of how to construct effective research studies, of the variety of data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing social scientific data. You’ll also be introduced to the political and ethical frameworks within which social science research is conducted, and to some of the ways in which the results of social science research are disseminated.

Sociology pathway

We’re a centre of research excellence in Sociology, with a number of well-established research centres, and widely recognised for our methodological innovation, application and training in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a wide range of leading researchers, on a range of themes and drawing on varied approaches and theories. You’ll have opportunities to attend seminars and data analysis organised by our numerous interdisciplinary research groups, as well as attending events organised by our major research centres, including the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods.

Application deadline

31 August 2021

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University is a global institution, with over 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries.
The university welcomes applications from international students and offer specialist facilities and dedicated support to help with a student’s studies.
Cardiff came second in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rental costs in UK university cities, and twelfth in terms of overall living costs.

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  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 102 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    150 76%

    15th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    51st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    92nd

    3

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