University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Sociological Research

This programme aims to educate and train students to give them the requisite skills and knowledge to become an effective professional sociological researcher; this entails teaching them: The philosophical underpinnings of sociology; key issues and questions in sociology; key sociological theories; key issues in selected substantive areas of sociology (students are offered a range of options of such substantive areas); principles of research design; techniques and principles of quantitative analysis; techniques and principles of qualitative analysis; this is a recognised 1+3 entry route for ESRC PhD training.

Entry requirements

A Master's: 1st degree at 2.1 level (or overseas equivalent) in sociology or a social science subject; postgraduate diploma: 2.2 (or overseas equivalent) in a social science subject; IELTS: overall 7, writing score 7; TOEFL: overall 623, TWE 5 (PBT); TOEFL: overall 263, TWE 5 (CBT); TOEFL: overall 100, with 25 in each of the 4 sections (IBT).

Course modules

Modules include: Research design; social theory; cultural identity; methodological issues; quantitative methods, and qualitative methods. Optional modules: politics and culture; protest and progress: understanding movements for social and political change; cultures of digital play; new developments in theories of gender and sexuality; plus an independent studies course unit, linked to their particular research interests; and a dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a 12000-word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

ESRC quota awards.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,750 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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