Social Research (ESRC Recognised), M.A.

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  • 12 months
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  • English
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Develop the skills and knowledge to produce meaningful social research with this challenging programme. Core modules will teach you how to turn social research issues and questions into workable research designs, as well as handling quantitative and qualitative data and issues such as ethics and funding applications. This Social Research (ESRC Recognised) degree is offered by University of Leeds.

About

You値l also have the chance to specialise through a choice of optional modules, allowing you to focus on research in topics such as disability studies, care, social policy analysis, criminology and evaluation of programmes and policies. The Social Research (ESRC Recognised) course is offered by University of Leeds.

This taught programme has ESRC 1+3 training recognition, meaning it stands alone as an MA but will also prepare you for doctoral research in this dynamic field of scholarship. You値l be well prepared to become a specialist social science researcher, supported by expert tutors across our active research centres and institutes.

You値l learn in a research-intensive, stimulating environment. As well as the Leeds Social Sciences Institute which fosters collaboration, you値l benefit from the interdisciplinary expertise hosted by the Centre for Disability Studies, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and many others. All of these centres run their own calendars of events such as workshops and seminars.

Programme Structure

At the start of the programme you値l build your knowledge of research design, learning to connect abstract theoretical and methodological perspectives with practical research strategies. Sampling and selection, choosing the right data collection and analysis methods, the ethics and politics of research design and creating research proposals will all be among the topics you explore.

You値l also have the chance to deepen your subject knowledge with your optional module. You could focus on crime, social policy analysis or evaluative research as well as disability studies, care or social thought.

Compulsory modules

  • Research Dissertation60 credits
  • Researching Culture and Society30 credits
  • Quantitative Research Methods15 credits
  • Qualitative Research Methods15 credits
  • Understanding Society and Culture30 credits

Optional modules

  • Contemporary Social Thought30 credits
  • 'Race', Identity and Culture in the Black Atlantic15 credits
  • Disability and Development15 credits
  • Social Policy, Politics and Disabled People30 credits
  • Contested Bodies15 credits
  • Que(e)rying Sexualities15 credits
  • Social Policy Analysis15 credits
  • Social Policy Debates15 credits
  • Policy and Programme Evaluation15 credits
  • Power, Critique & Global Transformations15 credits
  • Sociology of Media and Culture30 credits

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in sociology, social policy or a related subject.

Minimum requirements
  • Internet Based TOEFL: 92 with not less than 23 in speaking, 21 in reading, 22 in writing and 21 in listening
  • A minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components.

Tuition Fee

Funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

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