University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Research Methods (Social Work)

This course familiarises students with the range of methods used by researchers in the social sciences, as well as teaching the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of these methods; students learn to make an informed choice about which methods are appropriate for answering particular questions and become competent to design and carry out research using a range of different methods of data collection and analysis; they develop a clear grasp of the ethical and political issues which arise in research in the social sciences and are able to frame research in relation to the theoretical and conceptual issues which are relevant to their particular area of study; students take a series of core modules that concentrate on research skills and methodology, as well as subject-specific modules; these developments are explored from a multidisciplinary perspective, including sociology, law, politics, public policy and relevant sciences.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent; where English is not 1st language IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL paper based: 573 with 4.5 TWE; or TOEFL computer based: 230 with 4.5 TWE; or TOEFL IBT:87 with no less than 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing.


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 Administrator
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5354