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Full time & Part time September MRes 1 year full-time, 3 years part-time Award winner
Social Work (32) Sociology (33)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MRes in Social Science Research at our esteemed Russell Group University. Tailored for aspiring researchers and professionals alike, this programme offers comprehensive training in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Delve into contemporary societal issues and refine your critical thinking through specialised dissertation supervision and hands-on experience with cutting-edge software like SPSS and NVivo. With flexible study options, including part-time pathways, and the opportunity to collaborate with community organisations, you can customise your learning experience to suit your career goals. Benefit from our internationally renowned experts and industry partnerships, gaining invaluable insights and networking opportunities. To join this prestigious programme, a 2.1 Honours degree in a social science or related discipline is typically required, although relevant professional experience may also be considered. Elevate your research skills and propel your career forward with the MRes in Social Science Research.

About the course

This programme provides practical, career-orientated training in social science research methods, including research design, data collection and data analysis relating to both qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry.

Students will have the opportunity to specialise in particular methodologies and to learn more about the application of these methodologies to illuminate important issues and debates in contemporary society.

The MRes is designed to develop critical understanding of contemporary issues for both those interested in developing academic and research oriented careers and those who are interested in improving their research skills and critical understanding for practical employment-orientated careers.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a social science or related discipline.

Applicants holding a 2.1 Honours degree in a non-related discipline may be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in a relevant context.

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Where is Queen’s University Belfast


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