University of Liverpool
Research Methodology (Sociology and Social Policy)
This programme is designed to prepare students to successfully undertake postgraduate study at MPhil and PhD level, or to become independent/career social researchers. It has Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Recognition status and has been specifically constructed for students who intend to undertake professional and/or academic research in sociology, social policy and criminology. It provides a broad-based practical grounding in research techniques. Students are introduced to the principles of research design and strategy, as well as qualitative and quantitative data-analysis and presentation. Practical skills are developed through task-based activity.
Applicants require either a 2.1 Honours degree or a Master�s degree in the social sciences or related areas. Experience and or strong supporting references may justify entry with a lower grade. Those with non-social science back grounds may also be considered if their experience and references suggest support for this. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.
The programme consists of 8 modules and a research dissertation. The programme delivers 4 modules which address generic areas of social science research techniques and methodology. Training in generic social science research techniques will be complemented by 4 modules which relate specifically to research in sociology, social policy and criminology.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City Centre Campus||Liverpool||L3 5PS||North West|
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