University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Social Research

The course provides in-depth academic training in social research and covers a wide range of social research philosophies, strategies, techniques and issues, and is based on the integration of theory and practice.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (upper 2nd class or 1st class) in a social science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification; relevant experience is taken into account where appropriate; candidates who have narrowly missed securing an upper 2nd result may be considered on their merits.

Course modules

Core modules: Research strategy and design; quantitative research methods; qualitative research methods; research dissertation; optional modules; criminal justice policies, perspectives and research; issues in social policy analysis and research; contemporary social thought; liquid sociology; evaluation research; debates on disability theory and research.

Sponsorship information

ESRC; University scholarships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Variable - 1 years
MA Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 343 8056