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  Social Science Research Methods (Politics) - MSc

University of Bristol    Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Politics & Government (30) Sociology (33)

About the course

This MSc provides Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-approved research training in politics and international relations. We aim to provide a thorough grounding in practical methodological skills through hands-on experience and the critical exploration of relevant examples and case studies. It is particularly suited to those seeking a career as a social science researcher or continuing to PhD level, including ESRC-funded doctoral study.

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies promotes a close-knit student community with easy access to members of staff who all give a high priority to teaching and supervision while maintaining high-quality, high-volume research.

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in any discipline. Applicants must have evidence of at least 1 quantitative and 1 qualitative module/unit at 2:1 or equivalent. Examples of acceptable units include: Quantitative Research Methods; Programming; Data Analysis; Data Mining; Research Design & Practice. Qualitative Research; Survey; Behavioural Studies/Research; Social Research; Comparative Politics/Research.

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