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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Sociology

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    27 July 2017

Course Content

Course content

This programme provides extensive training in social research methods and is recognised as postgraduate research training by the Economic & Social Research Council.

Why this programme

◾You will develop your knowledge of sociology, including a critical understanding of social theory and a knowledge of empirical research studies.
◾The programme provides an advanced education in sociology, but can also serve as preparation for further sociological research in a PhD, to which many of our students successfully progress.

Programme structure

You will take five core and one optional course, and complete a dissertation.

Core courses
◾Advanced qualitative methods
◾Current issues in social theory
◾Qualitative methods
◾Quantitative data analysis
◾Research design.

Optional courses
◾A public social science
◾Class and stratification
◾Gender relations
◾Generalised linear models
◾Improving health and social outcomes
◾Introduction to social theory for researchers
◾Racism and modernity
◾Sexualities and society
◾The disabling society.

Career prospects

This programme enhances employability in a range of public and private sector organisations, which increasingly value skills in conducting and interpreting social research.

Visit the Sociology & Research Methods - MRes page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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