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Social Research


Course Description

This MA in Social Research provides a rigorous introduction to key issues in social science methodology, expands your proficiency in a range of research skills, and prepares you for further advanced research in the social sciences.

Five different pathways are available: Sociology; Gender and Women’s Studies; Media and Cultural Studies; Environment, Culture and Society; Science, Technology, Innovation and Social Practices.

The MA and its tailored pathways represent an ideal stepping stone to a PhD and open access to ESRC and AHRC funding programmes. Students will carry out hands on training in selected research methods and skills, and will become skilled in the translation of theoretically informed research questions into research projects. As part of the MA students will complete an extensive independent piece of research.

Modules
The programme consists of five core modules, one optional module and a dissertation. The modules undertaken will depend on the choice of pathway, please see our website for more information.

Contemporary Debates in Sociology
Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies
Critical Methods in Media and Cultural Studies
Debates in Gender Research
Independent Research Dissertation
Gender, Sex and Bodies
Methods in Science and Technology Studies
Philosophies of Social Science
Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
Quantitative Research Methods
Research Projects in Practice: From Design to Dissemination
The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates
Theories and Debates in Environment and Culture

Visit the Social Research page on the Lancaster University website for more details!

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(Scholarship)

Faculty Fees Only Studentships - 2 Awards

A funding application form must be completed and submitted on email to [email protected] by 13th May 2013.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition Fee waiver

Eligibility

Tuition Fee waiver for Overseas MA students. Applicants applying for funding must hold an offer of a place on an eligable MA programme to start in October 2013. Full-time or part-time applicants are welcome to apply.

Application Procedure

Contact [email protected] for an applciation form and further details


(Scholarship)

Faculty Fees Studentship 1+3 - Single Award

Completed funding application forms must be submitted on email to [email protected] by 13th May 2013. As part of this application candidates must submit a 2 page research proposal. Applicants interested in applying for this 1+3 funding are advised to contact potential supervisors for their 2014 PHD research project as soon as possible. Supervisors can offer advice on improving PhD proposals to make them competitive for the funding competition.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition Fee waiver

Eligibility

Home/EU students who hold an offer of a place on an MA for October 2013, and a PhD for 2014 are invited to apply for this fees-only studentship. Applications from part-time and full-time applicants are welcome.

Application Procedure

For an application form and further details please contact [email protected]



Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant social science

Course Fees

£7,250 per year (UK/EU), £15,500 per year (Overseas)


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