Social Research at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

On this rewarding course, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to produce meaningful social research. You’ll take core modules that will teach you how to turn social research issues and questions into workable research designs, as well as handle quantitative and qualitative data and issues such as ethics and funding applications. You’ll also have the chance to specialise through a choice of optional modules, allowing you to pursue your interests and focus on research in disciplines such as disability studies, care, social policy analysis, criminology and evaluation of programmes and policies. This course has recently been redesigned to meet the new postgraduate training and development guidelines of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), meaning it stands alone as an MA but will also prepare you to apply for doctoral research in the dynamic fields of social science research. You’ll be well prepared to become a specialist social science researcher, supported by expert tutors across our active research centres and institutes.


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Assessment method

You’ll experience different assessment methods, including presentations, literature reviews, research proposals and essays. In data analysis modules, you’ll be expected to analyse and engage with data within your essays. We offer plenty of support with aspects such as academic writing.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent in a social science, or related subject. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. Visit our website for full entry requirements, including the alternative qualifications we accept.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

ESRC; University scholarships.

Social Research at University of Leeds - UCAS