University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Social Research

This programme provides postgraduate students in the College of Social Science with rigorous research training and the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of social interactions. It builds on the University of Lincoln's wide-ranging expertise across the disciplines of the social sciences to advance students' academic knowledge and research skills. Teaching covers research methods, research design and data analysis, while elective modules in your chosen discipline enable you to develop a subject-specific focus.

Entry requirements

Applicants require at least a 2.1 at Bachelor's level or an equivalent degree, or a proven track record (e.g., having relevant work experience for at least 5 years). All students are expected to at least have a basic qualification in mathematics that is equivalent to a C at GCSE level. An interview is normally part of the admissions procedure to make sure that student expectations match course expectations. International students will require English language at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element, or equivalent.

Course modules

Example modules include: advanced qualitative and quantitative research methods; introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods; preparation for research and research design; specialist options; thesis in social research. Optional modules include: advanced methods in educational action research; analysing fiction (organization in media and popular culture); community-based research and citizenship; critical research in the social sciences; dynamical systems in social research; enterprise and innovation; inter-professional working; interdisciplinary approaches to researching genders and sexualities; international criminal justice; international environmental law; Marx's social theory and method; quality improvement, implementation and safety science; research in multicultural and international contexts; the new marketing environment.

Assessment methods

Assessments for this course are very diverse. For example, the introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods module is assessed on the basis of two practical assignments as well as an analysis/critique of published material in quantitative or qualitative research. The thesis module is not only assessed on the basis of a paper suitable for submission to a peer reviewed journal, but also on the basis of thesis plan and thesis results presentations.

Sponsorship information

All UK or EU students who hold a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from another institution will receive a 20% reduction in tuition fees when they enrol on a University of Lincoln taught Master's programme. The scholarship is offset against tuition fee payments due for each academic year of study. Please note that the Master of Architecture (Part 2) and MBA programmes are exceptions to this scheme, as other scholarships are in place for those courses.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 87 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln (Main Site) Lincoln LN6 7TS East Midlands

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