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Full time & Part time September PGDip 1 year full time, 2 years part time Award winner
Sociology (33)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Research at Queen's University Belfast. This programme offers comprehensive training in social science research methods, equipping you with the skills needed for both academic and practical career paths. Delve into research design, data collection, and analysis, exploring qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Tailor your learning experience by specialising in specific methods and topics, and gain proficiency in software like SPSS and NVivo. The flexible structure allows for part-time or full-time study, with the option to transfer onto the MRes programme for further dissertation work. With a focus on independent study and a variety of assessment methods, you'll develop critical thinking and research skills essential for diverse sectors. Join a community of internationally renowned experts and benefit from world-class facilities, ensuring a rich and rewarding academic experience. Entry requirements include a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent, with exceptions for relevant professional experience. Elevate your research skills and career prospects with this esteemed programme.

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.

You 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 PGDip in Social Science Research 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 as well as 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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