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