University of Bristol

Social Science Research Methods (Politics)

This MSc provides Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-approved research training in politics and international relations. We aim to provide a thorough grounding in practical methodological skills through hands-on experience and the critical exploration of relevant examples and case studies. It is particularly suited to those seeking a career as a social science researcher or continuing to PhD level, including ESRC-funded doctoral study. The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies promotes a close-knit student community with easy access to members of staff who all give a high priority to teaching and supervision while maintaining high-quality, high-volume research. The programme provides thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of the variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods available to the social scientist, and the main methods of data analysis. The programme also covers the research process, ethical considerations and social theory. You will be encouraged to apply your methods training to substantive research interests.

Entry requirements

MSc: An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification). See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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