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
Qualitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods
Advanced Social Theory
Quantitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods
Approaches to Quantitative Analysis in Social Research