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Sociology and Research Methods - MRes


University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences

Full time & Part time September MRes

About the course

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 courses 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 may include

  • A public

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Entry Requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject.



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