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Social Research (Local Government and Public Policy) - MA


University of Birmingham School of Government

Full time & Part time September PgDip, MA, PgCert 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

Students will acquire a general overview of the philosophy of social research, and understand how this informs research design, methods of data collection and analysis.

This programme aims to provide students with a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.

Students will develop an ability to use a range of research methods, to communicate research findings effectively and an understanding of the potential use of and impact of their research within and beyond academia.

More information on: Social Research MA

Course details

Many core elements of the programme are delivered by the College of Social Sciences, so you will be undertaking the modules with other students from across the College. In addition, there is an induction

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Where is University of Birmingham


Student Profile(s)

Rebecca O'Neill

Rebecca is a final-year PhD student currently studying within the Department of Local Government Studies. She completed her undergraduate study at the University of Birmingham studying public policy and government management. She also completed her Masters in social research at the University. Her thesis is concerned with the role of evidence within complex policy processes. Her case study is High Speed Two (HS2), the planned high-speed railway between London and the north of England.

Rebecca is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/rebecca-oneill/


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