innovative Master, with ESRC recognition, providing cutting-edge training in
research methods applied to specific, empirical, substantive
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
In 2002 the Department
obtained full ESRC recognition for all its
postgraduate programmes. Click here
to view the Department's submission
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