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  Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice) - MA/PGDip


University of Birmingham    School of Social Policy

Full time & Part time September PGDip, MA MA: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; Diploma: 9 months full-time, 18 months part-time
Social Work (32) Sociology (33)

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The MA Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice) is a postgraduate programme designed for individuals with experience in social work, health and social care, or criminal justice who are interested in pursuing a career in academic or research fields. This programme offers rigorous training in social science research methods, equipping you with the skills to make a real difference in evidence-based policy-making and practice. Taught by experts in the field, the programme includes core modules, short courses, and a dissertation. To be eligible, you should have an undergraduate degree in a social science (2:1 or above), or relevant work experience. International applicants must also meet English language requirements.

About the course

The MA Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice) is for those who have practice experience in the fields of social work, health and social care or criminal justice, and who are interested in undertaking an academic or research career.

The MA Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice) is recognised by the ESRC as a research training pathway designed to provide you with a sound background in overall research design and the most up-to-date training in methods, including data collection and analysis for potential doctoral students. The MA Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice) welcomes applications from international students.

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Entry Requirements

For entry onto this programme you will normally have an undergraduate degree in a social science of at least a 2:1. Applicants with a 2:2 degree classification will be considered on a case by case basis, if you have extensive related work experience. International applicants will be required to hold an IELTs of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band or equivalent qualification.


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