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 are now available. They 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.
*Please note, part-time fees and fees for Home/EU students have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.
More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.
All applicants: TBC
Applicants are normally expected to have a 2.2 class degree or higher (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.
This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.