University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Integrated Study (Social Sciences)

This programme is designed for individuals wishing to develop advanced knowledge and skills in social science research design and methods through a mixture of coursework and independent research with supervisory support. The programme is particularly suited to PhD applicants who require the masters-level social science research training that is necessary in order to undertake independent PhD study.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a Masters degree or first-class honours degree and relevant professional qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to social science research; research design; social research methods i; social research methods ii; from multiple linear to logistic regression; narrative research; analyzing hierarchical and panel data; visual research methods; linguistic ethnography; documentary research in education, history and the social science; researching disability; approaches to research on discourse; policy evaluation; advanced qualitative data analysis (using nvivo); secondary data analysis in social research; Q methodology: a systematic approach for interpretive research design; activity theory and its research applications; role of thinking (subject to approval).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD Full-time £ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

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Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
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0121 414 5005