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Gain a broad-based knowledge of the use of research methods in the social sciences.
You’ll receive core research training in social scientific philosophy and methodology within a contemporary sociology context.
This programme forms part of the ESRC SWDTP – a hub of world-class social sciences research.
Our array of optional modules enables you to tailor your degree to your personal research interests and career ambitions.
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We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in sociology, anthropology, statistics, data or maths. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criterion, if your first degree is in a different discipline, you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.
All applicants should provide a personal statement explaining their interest in the programme and how it fits with their earlier studies.
Applicants are also required to meet our English language requirements.
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A Masters at the is a great way to gain a competitive edge in your field or gain specialist training in a particular subject area. At Exeter we combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research. A member of the Russell Group, our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance. We are the fastest growing research-intensive university in the UK and 98 per cent of our research was rated as international or world-leading quality in the last national Research Excellence Framework.Read more
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