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Full time & Part time September MRes 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

About the course

Focus on research specialisms encompassing sociology, social policy, politics, criminology, education studies, urban studies, youth studies and cultural studies. Study a range of research methodologies including interview-based narrative and biographical research, case studies, media analysis and statistical analysis of large data sets. Critique current developments, then design and conduct your own original research.

  • Learn social research methods and the supporting theories and philosophies.
  • Develop areas of specialist interests and integrate these into your methodological training.
  • Benefit from discussing research issues with students from other postgraduate and doctoral courses.

'The course was a perfect mix of social theory combined with practical research. It gave me the confidence and

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Entry Requirements

Typically a 2.2 degree in a suitable subject. For example,sociology, social policy, criminology, cultural studies, youth studies, education, politics, urban studies, human geography, community studies, subcultural studies, audience studies, health policy, sexualities, policing, and drug rehabilitation. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam.

International students must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skill areas.


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