Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Social Sciences

**This MRes allows you to carry out a closely supervised research project in a range of exciting and challenging social sciences fields.** The course is underpinned by core modules in research skills, supported by modules aligned to your chosen discipline pathway in Arts, Design, English Literature, History, Social Science or Media. You'll develop an advanced and critical knowledge of methodological approaches to social science research and the theoretical foundations underlying them, an advanced and critical understanding of ethical debates in relation to social science research and an advanced knowledge of IT and its relevance for social science research. You'll be supported and supervised by researchers who are widely published and working at the cutting edge of their field. The course is a great preparation route for a PhD and it also offers advanced, transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline. Students with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants will also be required to submit a satisfactory 500-word original research proposal. International qualifications If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry English Language requirements International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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