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MRes Social Science Research Methods

Course Description

The MRes Social Science Research Methods degree offers an advanced programme of research-based training.


The MRes Social Science Research Methods is offered in the following subject specialisms: Education and Lifelong Learning | Social Work and Social Policy | Psychology | Law | Business and Management | International Development


You will study core Social Science Faculty modules and you will also develop school-based research skills and subject-based training. This will allow you to acquire specialist knowledge so you can apply the basic principles of social science research and design in your own research projects.


The School of International Development at the University of East Anglia is a globally renowned department for teaching, research and consultancy on international development. Research in the School addresses challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Excellent staff:student ratios and teaching methods mean this School offers small class sizes and a friendly learning environment.


To pursue a career in social work, during their degree students will have access award-winning facilities and resources, including placements that can often lead on to excellent and varied career opportunities. This course is a great option for applicants who are considering going on to study for a PhD.

Visit the MRes Social Science Research Methods page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Sam Howard

“I am proud to be a product of this department because the skills acquired are being applied in my present position at the United Nations. Due to my training at UEA, I now understand the complexities of the role of the media, especially in peacekeeping operations in the world.”
- Public Information Officer, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission, DR Congo

(Student Profile)

Daisy Serem

"I am really applying what I studied at UEA to my job, especially about communication for development. So most of the time when am working I remember our classes and smile."
- Assistant Communication Officer, UNICEF, Nairobi.


School of International Development, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of International Development as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of International Development, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships


A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.

Application Procedure

For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to applicants with, or expecting, a good degree (min 2:1 or equivalent) in a Social Sciences subject or relevant discipline.

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