University of Aberdeen
Students are required to have a good 1st or upper 2nd Class degree in sociology, or a related discipline, or where appropriate, relevant professional experience. Two academic references are required. Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen. Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.
Stage 1: advanced social theory; qualitative sociological research.
Stage 2: approaches to quantitative analysis; quantitative sociological research. Stage 3 (MRes only): dissertation in social research.
Assessment takes a variety of forms, including essays, assignments, reports and presentations for each individual course module and a 15,000-word dissertation on an agreed independent topic relevant to the Master's programme. A dissertation of at least 15,000 words in length must be submitted by all students taking the Master's in Social Research degree. Students intending to continue to PhD can use the dissertation to clarify their research question, review appropriate literature, explain and defend their research methods, and analyse and describe their preliminary findings. For students completing their studies with the Master's of Research in Social Research the dissertation will report on a completed piece of independent research.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MRes||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU)||12 months|
|MRes||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England)||12 months|
|MRes||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International)||12 months|
|MRes||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||12 months|
|MRes||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland)||12 months|
|MRes||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales)||12 months|
|MRes||Part-time||September 2016||-||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|King's Campus||Aberdeen||AB24 3FX||Scotland|