University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Social Science Research Methods (Politics and International Relations)

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

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Core Units: Qualitative social research; quantitative social research; philosophy and research design in the social sciences; philosophy of social science; advanced qualitative research; advanced quantitative research; discourse analysis: research methods for politics and international relations; political research methods.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Postgraduate Senior Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
0117 331 7577