Ulster University

Ulster University

Social Research Skills with Specialisms

These courses provide advanced training in social research skills and policy evaluation in subject areas informed by social policy concerns. Modules on quantitative and qualitative methods and policy evaluation form the core of the programme.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are normally a BA Hons or BSc Hons degree in one of the social sciences or in a cognate area including a research methods component. Normally, a 2.1 is required but Accreditation of Prior Experiental Learning may be taken into account. Such compensation for cognate work experience may be made at the discretion of the University.

Course modules

Participants in the MSc will also take 2 specialist modules and a linked independent study module in which they will demonstrate the application of research skills.

Assessment methods

Assessment is entirely through coursework, so there are no examinations. Candidates shall be assessed in the modules for which they have enrolled in each year of study. At the discretion of the Board of Examiners, and very rarely, candidates may be required to provide additional evidence of competence such as a tele-link viva voce examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 18 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance Learning

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Social Sciences
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