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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time, 5 years flexible
Economics (10) Education (11)

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Unleash your potential with the Social Research Methods MSc at UCL. This programme offers a dynamic blend of core modules covering research processes, data science, and qualitative methods, alongside optional modules to hone advanced skills. With ESRC 1+3 training recognition, this MSc equips you for doctoral research while standing strong as a standalone degree. Ideal for aspiring researchers and those eyeing PhD opportunities, applicants need an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a social science discipline. At UCL's Social Research Institute, you'll learn from world-leading experts in data science, qualitative methods, and policy-informing research. Engage in seminars, workshops, and collaborative projects, preparing for diverse career paths in academia, government, media, and more. Benefit from a vibrant learning environment, with modules assessed through coursework, exams, and a dissertation. Elevate your career prospects with the Social Research Methods MSc and make your mark in the world of social sciences.

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This MSc offers advanced training in social research methods, designed to be flexible to accommodate students arriving with a range of previous methodological training. The core modules provide a good grounding in the research process and in data science and qualitative methods. The optional modules allow students to build on these and develop more advanced skills in particular methods of interest. This degree has ESRC 1+3 training recognition, meaning that it stands alone as an MSc but can also prepare students for doctoral research.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a social science discipline.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £15,100
Part-time: £7,550

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £31,100
Part-time: £15,550

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