Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Critical Social Science

The course represents a bespoke collaboration between the disciplines of Criminology, Geography, Media, Culture and Communication and Sociology. It fosters a creative and innovative research culture, which crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, and builds upon the distinctive, critical approaches of each of the disciplines. You will have the opportunity to prepare for and conduct a piece of independent research, interrogating a particular area of theory, policy and/or practice, within one of the five interdisciplinary pathways around which the programme is organised, namely: Crime; criminalisation and social harm; ecology, environment and activism; consumption, identity and mass media; health, disease and social wellbeing; power inequality and the state.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. •Critical social science research proposition and development Engages you in independent and critical thinking, and develops and applies theoretical concepts in critical social sciences •Research Project in critical social science Assesses your ability to present, in scholarly form, a sustained piece of research which demonstrates knowledge and understanding of a relevant field and appropriate methodologies to organise material into a clear and relevant argument •Professional development for researchers in arts, professional and social studies Provides you with professional guidance geared to the conduct and dissemination of research •Research methods for arts, professional and social studies Introduces you to library, bibliographic, online and other facilities necessary for postgraduate research; assisting you in recognising and applying appropriate strategies for developing a research project

Assessment methods

Assessment will include: Academic essays; annotated bibliographies; reflective research exercises; position papers; oral presentations; dissertation/research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 GBP 4,625 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
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