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Social Science Research Methods (Social Work) (MSc)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 26-SEP-22

  • 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.

Social Work pathway

The School of Social Sciences has a strong track record of undertaking high quality national and international research. Through the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) and the centre for the Development, Evaluation, Complexity and Implementation in Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) we have strong expertise on a range of social care topics.

This expertise has helped us to develop specialist teaching that enable students to gain a greater understanding and capability in researching social care.

Application deadline

31 August 2021

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 105 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    139 72%

    23rd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    13th

    38
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    98th

    6

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