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Swansea University

Social Research Methods, MSc

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

£6,850
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Typology Master
Location Singleton park (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Singleton park (Wales)
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Description

MSc Social Research Methods is a highly regarded and prestigious qualification which has been developed to:
enable students to develop practical research skills and advanced methodological expertise (both qualitative and quantitative);
instil familiarity with research ethics and governance, and
gain knowledge about theoretical research concerns across the spectrum of social science disciplines.
Elective modules and a dissertation provide scope for specialisation in applied social sciences, including but not limited to: criminology, human geography, social work and health.
This Master’s degree in Social Research Methods has ESRC accreditation and provides advanced training in a range of research methods used in the social sciences. The degree instils familiarity with research ethics and governance, and students gain knowledge about theoretical research concerns across the spectrum of social science disciplines.
Students are encouraged to devise research dissertations themselves (supported by an academic supervisor).

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Different dates available
Singleton Park
University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP, Swansea, Wales
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Starts Different dates available
Location
Singleton Park
University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP, Swansea, Wales
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· Requirements

To be considered for this Masters Degree you will need; an initial degree (a minimum of a 2.1) in one of the social sciences applicants with an initial degree in a related cognate subject or other relevant qualifications are also considered applicants without these qualifications may be considered if they have at least two years relevant experience at a responsible level and can demonstrate ability to cope with the academic requirements of the programme. non-first language English speakers are required to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6

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Course programme

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MSc 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGEGM15Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Qualitative Research MethodsSHHM14Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Research and Study SkillsSHHM15Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Data Collection MethodsSHHM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ethics and Philosophy of Social ResearchSHHM18Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Quantitative Research Methods

Optional Modules

MSc SRM ft

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 20 credits from the following optional modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceCSDM001Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Theory of Digital Information and SocietyCSDM03Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)5Computational Thinking skills for Digital Social Scientists.GEGM16Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Research in Human GeographyMN-M570Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Theories and Frameworks for Management ResearchMN-M571Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Contemporary Research Issues in ManagementPMIM102Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Scientific Computing and Health CarePMIM202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Health Data ModellingSHHM34Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Case Studies in Applied Social Research: Social WorkSHHM35Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Case Studies in Applied Social Res: Applied Research in Crime & Criminal JusticeSR-M00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Social science research in sport and exercise

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters DissertationCompulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameSHHM20Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Dissertation (Social Research)

MSc 3 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameSHHM14Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Research and Study Skills

Optional Modules

MSc SRM pt y1 comp

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 40 credits from any of the following compulsory modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEGM15Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Qualitative Research MethodsSHHM15Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Data Collection MethodsSHHM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ethics and Philosophy of Social ResearchSHHM18Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Quantitative Research Methods

OR

MSc SRM pt y1 inc optionals

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 20 credits from the following compulsory modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEGM15Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Qualitative Research MethodsSHHM15Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Data Collection MethodsSHHM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ethics and Philosophy of Social ResearchSHHM18Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Quantitative Research Methods

AND

MSc SRM pt y1 optionals

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 20 credits from any of the following optional modules (N.B. only ONE optional module can be selected during the programme):

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceCSDM001Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Theory of Digital Information and SocietyCSDM03Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)5Computational Thinking skills for Digital Social Scientists.GEGM16Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Research in Human GeographyPMIM102Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Scientific Computing and Health CarePMIM202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Health Data ModellingSHHM34Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Case Studies in Applied Social Research: Social WorkSHHM35Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Case Studies in Applied Social Res: Applied Research in Crime & Criminal JusticeSR-M00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Social science research in sport and exercise

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

MSc SRM pt y2 comp

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 60 credits from any of the following compulsory modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEGM15Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Qualitative Research MethodsSHHM15Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Data Collection MethodsSHHM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ethics and Philosophy of Social ResearchSHHM18Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Quantitative Research Methods

OR

MSc SRM pt y2 inc optionals

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 40 credits from the following compulsory modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEGM15Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Qualitative Research MethodsSHHM15Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Data Collection MethodsSHHM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ethics and Philosophy of Social ResearchSHHM18Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Quantitative Research Methods

AND

MSc SRM pt y2 optionals

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 20 credits from any of the following optional modules (N.B. only ONE optional module can be selected during the programme):

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceCSDM001Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Theory of Digital Information and SocietyCSDM03Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)5Computational Thinking skills for Digital Social Scientists.GEGM16Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Research in Human GeographyMN-M570Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Theories and Frameworks for Management ResearchMN-M571Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Contemporary Research Issues in ManagementPMIM102Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Scientific Computing and Health CarePMIM202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Health Data ModellingSHHM34Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Case Studies in Applied Social Research: Social WorkSHHM35Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Case Studies in Applied Social Res: Applied Research in Crime & Criminal JusticeSR-M00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Social science research in sport and exercise

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters DissertationCompulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameSHHM20Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Dissertation (Social Research)

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCertCompulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameSHHM20Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Dissertation (Social Research)

MSc 2 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 80 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

MSc SRM 2yr y1 compulsory

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select three of the following compulsory modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceSHHM14Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Research and Study SkillsSHHM15Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Data Collection MethodsSHHM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ethics and Philosophy of Social ResearchSHHM18Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Quantitative Research Methods

AND

MSc SRM 2yr y1 compulsory

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 20 credits from either the following compulsory module or the list of optional modules (you can choose one optional module in the programme):

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEGM15Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Qualitative Research Methods

OR

MSc SRM 2yr y1 optionals list

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceCSDM001Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Theory of Digital Information and SocietyCSDM03Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)5Computational Thinking skills for Digital Social Scientists.GEGM16Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Research in Human GeographyPMIM102Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Scientific Computing and Health CarePMIM202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Health Data ModellingSHHM34Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Case Studies in Applied Social Research: Social WorkSHHM35Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Case Studies in Applied Social Res: Applied Research in Crime & Criminal JusticeSR-M00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Social science research in sport and exercise

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 100 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameSHHM20Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Dissertation (Social Research)

Optional Modules

MSc SRM 2yr y2 compulsory

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select the compulsory module not undertaken in year 1:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceSHHM14Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Research and Study SkillsSHHM15Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Data Collection MethodsSHHM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ethics and Philosophy of Social ResearchSHHM18Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Quantitative Research Methods

AND

MSc SRM 2yr y2 compulsory

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select either the following compulsory module (if not undertaken in year 1) or one of the optional modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEGM15Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Qualitative Research Methods

OR

MSc SRM 2yr y2 optionals list

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceCSDM001Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Theory of Digital Information and SocietyCSDM03Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)5Computational Thinking skills for Digital Social Scientists.GEGM16Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Research in Human GeographySHHM34Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Case Studies in Applied Social Research: Social WorkSHHM35Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Case Studies in Applied Social Res: Applied Research in Crime & Criminal JusticeSR-M00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Social science research in sport and exercise

Additional information

Tuition fees


Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

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