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This programme combines compulsory training in a combination of quantitative and qualitative social research skills with the essentials of research design.
You’ll graduate with an in-depth understanding of the key issues, approaches and techniques of research in the social sciences, and the ability to conduct quality social research of value to the public, policymakers, professionals and the academic community.
Practical application of your skills is also a priority, and you will have the option to base your dissertation on work-based experience.
Recognised as research training by the Economic and Social Research Council, the programme is also eligible for the Open Societies Foundation grant scheme.
SPS Research Training Centre
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Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
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