Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Social Research and Psychosocial Studies

This is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare you for further research in the workplace or for MPhil/PhD study. The programme covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses alongside substantive courses in the area of psychosocial studies. You will also carry out an independent dissertation, putting into practice the methods and theoretical concepts you have been taught. The programme provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research. Highlights - Rigorous training in a range of contemporary social research methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods. - Focuses on research design, addressing critical issues in social research. - Interdisciplinary, theoretically informed and creative approach to research, forming an excellent foundation for doctoral progression. - In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK, and Politics 17th. - Birkbeck has three research institutes of relevance to students on this degree: Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and Birkbeck Institute of Gender and Sexuality. Each organises regular talks and masterclasses, which our students can attend.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

In Intermediate Quantitative Social Research, assessment is based on a research project and a final examination. In the other modules, assessment is by coursework, including essays, reports and portfolios.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Birkbeck Student Advice Service
Telephone number: 
02039070700