University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Research Methods (Science and Technology Studies)

The course equips students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to carry out independent research in social science based studies of genetics, biorisks and society, using a variety of methodological approaches and research techniques; it is suitable for graduates preparing for doctoral studies, who are now required to have an in-depth training in research methods before undertaking their PhD.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or international equivalent; vocational experience can be taken into account; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element), TOEFL paper based: 600 with 4.5 TWE, TOEFL computer based: 250 with 4.5 TWE, TOEFL IBT:87 (with no less than 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements).

Course modules

Core modules include: Research design; practice and ethics; philosophy of social sciences; qualitative and quantitative methods; specialist modules include: energy, technology and society; society and introduction to science in society.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,010 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559