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Your programme of study

If you are interested  in undertaking any kind of research and making a career out of it, social research will equip you with a range of skills and methodologies to allow you to work entirely independently within consultancy, government and other public sector organisations, private business, market research and new research to drive change within service lead organisations. The programme is recognised by the Scottish Governments Postgraduate Awards Scheme. You can work in any discipline area within research or you can undertake research towards teaching and publishing your own work. You may also be involved in Big Data in the future to inform instant decision making from a range of IOT devices across the full spectrum of life.

This programme provides advanced training in social research. It equips students with the skills they need to undertake independent research, using a range of methodologies, and through the dissertation, students are able to develop practical, intellectual and critical skills in their specific areas of interest. For students who wish to undertake a PhD in Sociology, the programme is also designed to provide the support and training required to complete the first stages of doctoral research.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

Qualitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods

Advanced Social Theory

Semester 2

Quantitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods

Approaches to Quantitative Analysis in Social Research

Semester 3

Dissertation in Social Research

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/298/social-research/

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by world renowned teachers and researchers from the Centre for European Survey Research and New Europe Centre for Global Security and Governance
  • The MRes is recognised by the Scottish Government Postgraduate Awards Scheme
  • You learn in a world class library with stunning views over Aberdeen

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • MRes, PgDip, PGCert, RPS
  • 4, 9, 12, 21, 24 Months
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Any month

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/tuition-fees-and-living-costs-287.php

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/finance-funding-1599.php

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/

Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:

  • Your Accommodation
  • Campus Facilities
  • Aberdeen City
  • Student Support
  • Clubs and Societies

Find out more about living in Aberdeen:

https://abdn.ac.uk/study/student-life

Living costs

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/finance.php


Visit the Social Research (MRes) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

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