About the course
The MSc in Applied Social Research is an ideal route for those wishing to gain employment as social researchers or as a first-year training programme for students aiming to progress to PhD level study. The course provides a comprehensive programme of advanced study, covering quantitative and qualitative research methods and issues from across the social sciences.
The research training includes modules in interviewing techniques, questionnaire and survey design, ethnographic practice, philosophical issues, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and computing with SPSS.
The programme offers an advanced and applied postgraduate study that equips students with demonstrable skills and experience for a wide range of careers in the following fields: research agencies, charities and independent organisations, trade unions, pressure and lobby groups.
A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK will be introduced for the 2016/17 academic year. They will provide up to £10,000 a year for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.
More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.
All applicants: TBC
Applicants are normally expected to have an upper second class degree or equivalent in the social sciences or a related discipline, but applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience are carefully considered.
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.