This programmes provides a rigorous 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 ESRC and 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. As part of the MA students will complete an extensive independent piece of research.
An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant social science. IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.
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 is via coursework and a dissertation.
Limited University funding available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 3,125 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Lancaster University||Lancaster||LA1 4YW||North West|