Social Science Research Methods at Cardiff University - UCAS

Cardiff University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

Social Science Research Methods (Taught)

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Course summary

Our MSc in Social Science Research Methods aims to provide advanced training in research methods across the full range of the social sciences. You will be provided with a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of how to construct effective research studies, of the variety of data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing social scientific data. You will also be introduced to the political and ethical frameworks within which social science research is conducted, and to some of the ways in which the results of social science research are disseminated. Students may apply for one of the pathways through the MSc/PgDip in Social Science Research Methods: Management and Business Studies: or Criminology: or Educational Studies: or Environmental Planning: or International Relations: or Politics: or Science and Technology Studies: Social Policy: or Social Work: or Social-Legal: or Sociology: or

Entry requirements

2:1 in any undergraduate degree or equivalent, related to Psychology or Social Sciences. Alternatively, you may be considered for admission if you are able to demonstrate that you have held, for a minimum period of two years, a position of responsibility relevant to the programme, or, in exceptional circumstances, be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the programme. Where English is not your first language, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6:5 overall,(to include 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in all other sub-scores) or an equivalent English qualification. In addition to the standard application, you will be asked to produce an initial outline description of your intended research topic which will form the basis for assessing the application, together with the completed application form and references. The research proposal will also be the means by which you are paired with potential supervisors. It is strongly advised that you contact potential supervisors in advance. Research proposal forms and further advice are available through the pathway convenor or the general SSRM office. Completed forms can be attached to an application or returned via email directly to the pathway convenor or SSRM office (see contact details). Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the academic year but due to the popularity of the course, places fill up quickly. Prospective students are advised to submit their application in the spring. For further information, please visit the course page on our website:

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Social Science Research Methods at Cardiff University - UCAS