Swansea University

Swansea University

Social Research Methods

This programme provides advanced training in a range of research methods used in the social sciences, and has ESRC Research Training recognition. The course has been developed to enable students to develop practical research skills and advanced methodological expertise (both qualitative and quantitative); instill familiarity with research ethics and governance, and gain knowledge about theoretical research concerns across the full spectrum of social science disciplines.

Entry requirements

Normally an initial degree (a minimum of a 2.1 or a 2.2 supplemented with relevant academic references) in 1 of the social sciences. Enquiries from applicants with an initial degree in a cognate subject or other relevant qualifications are also welcome. Applicants who do not possess these qualifications may be considered if they have at least 2 years relevant experience at a responsible level and can demonstrate the ability to cope with the academic requirements of the programme. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

Modules typically include: research and study skills; data collection in context; the ethics and philosophy of social research; quantitative methods; dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 513466