This programme aims to provide students with a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.
Students will acquire a general overview of the philosophy of social research, and understand how this informs research design, methods of data collection and analysis. They will also develop an ability to use a range of research methods, to communicate research findings effectively and an understanding of the potential use of and impact of their research within and beyond academia.
The core modules you will take are:
Introduction to Social Science Research (20 credits)
Research Design (20 credits)
Social Research Methods I (20 credits)
Social Research Methods II (20 credits)
You will then take a minimum of four elective modules from the following list (10 credits each):
From Multiple Linear to Logistic Regression
Overseas Research Methods
Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
Secondary Data Analysis in Social Research
Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis (using NVivo)
Handling Cluster Randomised Samples
Researching Language and Literacy
In addition, you will write a 14,000-word dissertation (60 credits).
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If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk
2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalentStandard English language requirements apply