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The MA Methods of Social Research provides essential training for employment where an understanding of social research is important, as well as for further academic research in a social science discipline.
This MA programme at Kent exposes students to a wide range of thinking and approaches in social science research presented in a multi-disciplinary context and at an advanced level.
The focus of the programme is on developing practical skills in data collection, in data analysis and interpretation, and in the presentation of research findings so that students gain insight into the research process from design to the production of new knowledge.
More generally students will broaden their understanding of the philosophical, theoretical and ethical issues that matter in research, and
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A good honours degree in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider applicants who have not followed a conventional education path and these cases are assessed individually.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, students who require a student visa to study cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.
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I've learnt a lot from the way staff informally discuss their research. Everyone is really open. They are always interested in what I am researching and suggest new avenues that I could explore.
The lecturers teaching the social research modules are highly engaged and competent in their research areas and are very committed to teaching. The School's outstanding results in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework reflect this high level of academic excellence.
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