MSc Sociological Research / Course details
Year of entry: 2018
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- Do you want to develop sophisticated analytical and practical skills?
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This programme aims to educate and train students to give them the requisite skills and knowledge to become an effective, professional sociological researcher. This entails teaching them:
- the philosophical underpinnings of sociology
- key issues and questions in sociology
- key sociological theories
- key issues in selected substantive areas of sociology (students are offered a range of options of such substantive areas)
- principles of research design
- techniques and principles of quantitative analysis
- techniques and principles of qualitative analysis
This is a recognised 1+3 entry route for ESRC PhD training.
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Course Director: Dr Nick Thoburn
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2496
Teaching and learning
IMPORTANT NOTE ON PART-TIME STUDY
Part-time students complete the full-time programme over two years. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme.
You must first check the schedule of the compulsory modules and then select your optional modules to suit your requirements.
Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your module choices during induction week with your Course Director
Coursework and assessment
Course unit details
You take six course units in Research Design, Social Theory; Cultural Identity; Methodological Issues; Quantitative Methods, and Qualitative Methods, and two optional course units. Examples of optional course units include: Politics and Culture; Protest and Progress: Understanding Movements for Social and Political Change; Cultures of Digital Play; New Developments in Theories of Gender and Sexuality. Students may also negotiate an Independent Studies course unit, linked to their particular research interests, subject to a suitable academic supervisor being available. Students complete a 12,000 word dissertation, on a research topic of their choice, in addition to the eight taught course units.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Social Theory & Cultural Identity||SOCY60331||15||Mandatory|
|Research Design I||SOCY60401||15||Mandatory|
|Research Design II||SOCY60412||15||Mandatory|
|Methodological Issues in Social Research||SOCY60432||15||Mandatory|
|Introduction to Quantitative Methods||SOST70511||15||Mandatory|
|Biography & Life History in the Social Sciences||POLI60331||5||Optional|
|Practising Participant Observation||SOAN60892||5||Optional|
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