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MRes Social Sciences 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 Social Work has earned an international reputation as one of the top centres of social work education and research in the UK. As you will be undertaking a Master of Research, the expertise available to you will be of a highly respected, pioneering standard, as the University of East Anglia has been ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output and 21st among mainstream British institutions (REF 2014).


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 Sciences Research Methods page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

Student Profiles

Norwich Business School, 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 Norwich Business School as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.Norwich Business School, 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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