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Are you interested in becoming a skilled social researcher? Look no further than our MA Social Research programme. This one-year, full-time (or two-year, part-time) course will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to excel in the field. With a wide range of module options, you can tailor the programme to match your interests. From qualitative and quantitative research methods to data analysis and project management, you'll gain the expertise to successfully deliver complex research projects. Plus, our strong ties with industry experts ensure you'll receive valuable guidance throughout your studies. Join us and unlock your research potential!

About the course

On this course you'll become well-versed in the theoretical concepts in social research. Choose from a wide range of modules that reflect your interests, and apply your qualitative and quantitative skills to your field of research. Our graduates go on to PhD research or careers that demand world-class research skills.

Whether you are starting your career in social research, are an experienced researcher seeking to enhance your skills or looking to further your academic research career, this course will build on your existing expertise, equipping you with advanced mixed methods research skills, along with the theoretical foundations of social research. 

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a subject related to your intended specialism.

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We're offering 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 each for home students starting a taught postgraduate course in 2019.

The scholarships are for students who meet at least one of our widening participation criteria and/or students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree.

If your application is successful you can use the scholarship towards fees or living expenses – the choice is yours.

The deadline to apply is 5pm Monday 13 May 2019.

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You'll be studying a taught postgraduate course full-time or part-time for a maximum of four years.
You're domiciled in the UK or European Union and are not charged international rate fees.
You're not already qualified at masters level, or higher.
You're self funded.

And one or both of the following:

You're from a group that is evidentially under-represented among the institution's taught masters population
You've already achieved or currently predicted a first class undergraduate degree

Application Procedure

Selection process

All applications will be reviewed by senior members of academic staff and/or Student Support Services staff.

When reviewing your application we'll look at personal circumstances, widening participation criteria and take into account academic achievements. All applications are anonymised and the decision is discretionary and final.

When assessing your application, we will give regard to whether you:

have provided a clear rationale for applying for a postgraduate course at the University of Sheffield.
have identified clearly how the scholarship will be beneficial to their student experience.
have clearly articulated future ambitions; these goals relate to the postgraduate degree he/she has applied for, and they involve appropriate and credible contribution from which others will benefit.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application before Friday 28 June 2019.

Please note the scholarship application is a separate process to applying for a course. Being awarded a scholarship does not guarantee you will be made an academic offer. To apply for a course please use our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

You are not required to apply for your course prior to submitting your scholarship application.

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