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Msc in Sociology with Research Training



An innovative Master, with ESRC recognition, providing cutting-edge training in research methods applied to specific, empirical, substantive problems.

The Master is  designed to provide the first year of basic research training for PhD students. But it can also be taken as a 'stand alone' master's course to acquire valuable marketable skills.

The course starts at the beginning of October of each year and is of twelve months duration; it can also be taken part-time over two years.

The Master not only introduces students to the basic analytical and epistemological issues encountered in Sociology. It also exposes them to a wide range of methodological approaches (from qualitative to quantitative) and provides a solid foundation in the use of basic statistical techniques.

In 2002 the Department obtained full ESRC recognition for all its postgraduate programmes. Click here to view the Department's submission (document in PDF format; click to download a free copy of Acrobat Reader to view PDF files).


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