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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Sociology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    06 November 2018

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 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 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.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

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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