University of Sussex
Social Research Methods (Geography)
A 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree in a relevant social sciences subject, but applicants with other backgrounds may be considered. All applicants must supply a research proposal of at least 3 pages. The research proposal should indicate the areas of research you are interested in, summarise what you intend to do, give an indication of the research methodology you propose to use and a brief literature review. Please state at the top of your research proposal document the School and Department you wish to be affiliated to. Please note that this requirement applies to all applicants irrespective of whether they intend to progress to the PhD afterwards.
Core modules: advanced methods in social research; dissertation (MSc Social Research Methods); introduction to qualitative methods; introduction to quantitative methods; philosophy of science and social science research practice; research design and ethics. Options: action research; comparative method; discourse analysis; ethnographic methods of data collection; evidence for policy and practice: a critical stance; gender politics and social research; international relations theory; migrants and society: global transformations; participatory research in cross-cultural contexts; policy and programme evaluation research; research, professions and power; researching childhood and youth; self, voice and creativity in research writing; socio-legal research methods; theories of development and underdevelopment; understanding processes of social change.
Taught modules are variously assessed by term papers of 3000-5000 words or equivalent coursework portfolios. The research option is assessed by a dissertation of 10000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
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