University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Social Science Research Methods (Sociology)

The programme offers comprehensive training in the whole process of research conceptualisation, design and operationalisation. Applicants are given thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of the variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing data. The programme also covers the research process, ethical considerations and social theory. You will also 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 modules: qualitative social research; quantitative social research; philosophy and research design in the social sciences; plus at least 1 from: advanced qualitative research; advanced quantitative research; discourse analysis; research methods; philosophy of social science; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode 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

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
0117 331 7577