University of Dundee

Social Research Methods MSc

University of Dundee
In Dundee

£7,300
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Typology Master
Location Dundee (Scotland)
Duration 12 Months
Start September
  • Master
  • Dundee (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    12 Months
  • Start:
    September
Description

Social research methods are a means of providing evidence to examine ideas about society - they are a way of 'knowing'. This course seeks to introduce you to a portfolio of research skills that will help you not only to become a competent researcher but also to expand your employment horizons.

Social research methods are important not just to social scientists wishing to study a particular problem or to test a theory in a way that is be considered rigorous. They are also fundamental tools of value to government, service providers and to business. You will be gain skills in a diverse range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, taught by research active staff in Geography. What makes the University of Dundee distinctive is its emphasis on the application of research to understand and tackle ‘real world’ problems. Throughout the MSc Social Research Methods you will engage with ‘live’ research issues and external organisations. Our students go on to gain employment in government, research organisations and business; some take their studies further, undertaking a PhD.

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Location

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Dundee
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Fulton Building, DD1 4HN

Starts

SeptemberNow taking bookings

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

to advance your knowledge and understanding of the nature of research in social science to enhance your skills in areas that will equip you as a social scientist for employment in a government, business or a public policy environment as well as in an academic context

· Who is it intended for?

This course is for students with a completed undergraduate degree looking to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of social research, and who are seeking employment in a range of sectors, or further study for a PhD in Geography or another social science.

· Requirements

You should have, or expect to have, a first degree in geography or a cognate social science such as economics, planning, sociology or social work. Students are expected to have already achieved a good second class honours degree, or an equivalent standard where students have studied abroad

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What you'll learn on the course

Government
Research training
Social Science
Theoretical approaches
Social research
Qualitative Methods
Research in Practice
Social Justice
Sustainability
Transformations

Course programme

There are core modules in:
  • Research Training
  • Applied Theoretical Approaches in Social Science
  • Quantitative Methods in Social Research
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Research

Plus students choose two from:

  • Research in Practice (work placement)
  • Social Inequalities and Social Justice
  • Transformations for Sustainability

MSc students also complete a dissertation.

How you will be taught

Modules start at the beginning of the academic session in September and are taught by lectures and tutorials, plus independent and group study. Throughout there is an emphasis on student participation and class discussion. A recently introduced module Research in Practice involves students undertaking a work placement with a local organisation which uses social research, for example a local authority or charity.

How you will be assessed

The course is assessed by coursework (essays, practical classes, projects), examination and dissertation.

Additional information

Overseas students (non-EU) Fee - £17,275 per year of study

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