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 Master's degree or 1st 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).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 4 years

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Key information

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Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005