University of Kent

University of Kent

Methods of Social Research

This programme provides essential training for those who will go on to employment involving the use of social research, or to further research in the social sciences. It introduces a variety of different approaches to social science research, presented in a multidisciplinary context and at an advanced level. The programme focuses on developing practical skills in analysis and presentation of social research, the philosophical, theoretical and ethical issues surrounding research, and to debates about the relationship between theory and research, and between research and policy/practice. Those students who wish to follow a sociology pathway should take optional modules that focus on sociology or social policy.

Entry requirements

An honours degree in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider applicants who have not followed a conventional education path and these cases are assessed individually.

Assessment methods

Assessments range from essays to a portfolio of work and in-class tests.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,890 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,625 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01227 827272