University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Social Inequalities and Research Methods (Taught)

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Course summary

The Social Inequalities and Research Methods MSc is a wide-ranging course for students interested in social inequality. Join Warwick Sociology to develop theoretical awareness of the social processes that generate social inequality, and a set of cutting-edge research skills to empirically study its causes and effects. Course overview This course will introduce you to several dimensions of social inequality. You will study key topics such as social class and social stratification, work and employment, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, health and disability. You will develop an in-depth understanding of key theoretical approaches and concepts for understanding inequality, and you will be introduced to key empirical studies in the area of social inequalities. The main aim of this course is to provide you with a thorough training in sophisticated qualitative and quantitative research methods that can be used to understand social inequalities. You will have the opportunity to further specialise in research methods of your choice in your dissertation project. By the end of this course, you will have solid skills in research design, data collection, data management, and data analysis, and a wide-ranging understanding of the methodological and analytical aspects in the study of social inequalities. Skills from this degree

  • Ability to analyse and evaluate research in the broad field of social inequality
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate theories that seek to explain causes and effects of social inequality
  • Ability to critically evaluate and utilise basic and advanced quantitative and qualitative techniques for the study of social inequality
  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Ability to write about complex ideas in a clear way
  • Ability to understand and assess claims to knowledge made by a range of relevant disciplines

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Entry requirements

Minimum requirements An upper-second class (2:i) honours degree or equivalent. English language requirements You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: Band B IELTS score of 7.0 with no more than two components at 6.5 or 6.0, or other accepted language test. International qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. Additional requirements Read our department advice on applying to ensure your application has the best chance for success.


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