Applied Social Research at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS

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Course summary

An applied, carefully tailored and employer-backed new programme, which responds to the current needs in the social research sector. MSc Applied Social Research will help you to develop: • A critical awareness of the economic, socio-cultural and political contexts that influence the practice of social research in various fields (i.e. academic, non-governmental, business, government & policy, media & creative industries). • An ability to find and use reliable data for an interdisciplinary and critically informed discussion on a range of contemporary issues and social policies that impact on individuals and groups. • An ability to critically evaluate and assess evidence, impact & outcomes, and to identify the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of trustworthiness, validity, authenticity, and re-liability that inform such claims. • An ability to reflect on the real-life implications of social research designs and qualitative & quantitative methodologies in ad-dressing socio-cultural, economic, and political issues and inequalities in diverse contexts. • An ability to apply social research principles and skills in real-life settings, working both independently and collaboratively, to de-liver ethically and academically robust research projects. Please visit our website for full course and module details.

Assessment method

Each module has a tailored suite of activities, outputs & formats to showcase the best of your skills & knowledge. You will design and execute research tools (e.g. surveys, focus groups), write critical annotations, create outputs e.g. Executive Reports, Project Proposals, and use industry-standard software to showcase analysed data. You will work individually & in small groups to identify and/or resolve problems, analyse & present case studies, write impact plans for research projects, and critically reflect on your progress in Learning Diaries.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in a related social sciences or humanities subjects (e.g. sociology, psychology, criminology, anthropology, social care, cultural studies, education, journalism, media and history).

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Applied Social Research at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS