Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Social Research

This programmes provides an introduction to key issues in social science methodology, expands your proficiency in a range of research skills, and prepares you for further advanced research in the social sciences. 5 different pathways are available: Sociology; gender and women's studies; media and cultural studies; environment, culture and society; science, technology, innovation and social practices. The programme and its tailored pathways represent an ideal stepping stone to a PhD and open access to Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding programmes. Students will carry out hands on training in selected research methods and skills, and will become skilled in the translation of theoretically informed research questions into research projects.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant social science. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

The programme consists of 5 core modules, one optional module and a dissertation. Modules include: Contemporary debates in sociology; critical debates in media and cultural studies; critical methods in media and cultural studies; debates in gender research; independent research dissertation; gender, sex and bodies; methods in science and technology studies; philosophies of social science; qualitative methods in the social sciences; quantitative research methods; research projects in practice: from design to dissemination; the social life of science and technology: theories and debates; theories and debates in environment and culture.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via coursework and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Limited University funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Postgraduate Enquiries
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01524 510880