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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Sociology

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    20 February 2017

Course content

Develop the skills and knowledge to become a highly skilled social science researcher.

Overview

Drawing on expertise across the social sciences, you'll gain highly sought after research skills to world-class standards - as defined by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

You'll be prepared for a career in doctoral research or social science research, and choose to tailor your studies to your own interests from the social sciences.

You complete your final independent research project or dissertation in one of our social sciences departments:
-Economics
-Education
-Health Sciences
-History
-Language and Linguistic Science
-Politics
-Psychology
-Social Policy and Social Work
-Sociology
-Environment
-York Law School
-York Management School

Course content

You'll be taught by internationally recognised experts, across a number of social science disciplines and experience exceptional teaching in both qualitative and quantitative methods. From day one, you'll be encouraged to produce your own original research and become an autonomous researcher capable of researching key societal issues.

When you’re equipped with the modern concepts, methods and techniques that underpin the research process, you’ll strengthen your analytical skills to take your research career to the next level. You'll develop interview and other data collection techniques and become proficient in methods of data analysis, including visual, conversation, regression and multiple correspondence analysis.

Accredited by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the course gives you the ideal platform to showcase your capabilities to future employers and PhD programmes alike – so you can break new ground in the worlds of professional and academic research.

At the heart of this degree is an opportunity to put your training into practice through an original research project, with expert guidance from academics that are at the forefront of research.

Modules
You'll study five core modules and two optional modules, plus a dissertation.
Core Modules:
-Research Design
-Introduction to Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
-Introduction to Qualitative Methods and Data Analysis
-Working Beyond Disciplines
-Professional and Transferrable Skills

Optional Modules
You choose one advanced discipline module and one advanced methods module, from social science Masters courses of the departments below:
-Economics
-Education
-Health Sciences
-History
-Language and Linguistic Science
-Politics
-Psychology
-Social Policy and Social Work
-Sociology
-Environment
-York Law School
-York Management School

Careers

Graduates finish this course well equipped to pursue further study, such as a PhD. You will also gain relevant and highly sought-after skills that qualify you for a research career in academic institutions, local and central government or commercial research.

Visit the Social Research - MA page on the University of York website for more details!

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