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What will I learn?

The MRes programme is tailored to provide the critical capacity and methodological training for advanced research in social science. It is designed to develop advanced skills in research methods as well as critical understanding of contemporary debates in research methodology. The MRes will equip participants with social research skills that can be used in public, private or third sectors, and provides ideal preparation for doctoral study.

About this degree

Through this course students will learn how to plan and conduct social research using a variety of methods and research designs, and gain hands on experience in qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method analysis techniques. Students will learn and practice the skills necessary to interpret and critique existing research and to develop, conduct and disseminate their own projects.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

Teaching and learning

The programme can be taken entirely at a distance, or as a combination of on campus fortnightly 2-hour seminars and online activities.

Assessment for each module is through the equivalent of a 5,000-word assignment (e.g. a combination of a written essay or a research proposal, online posts and short individual and/or group reports), and the dissertation is assessed through a 20,000-word research report.

Modules are taught on a 10-week basis per term. Each module will include five, two-hour seminars (held face-to-face or online). Students will be required to register their preferred mode of attendance and will be expected to attend at least 3 seminars per term.

Careers

This interdisciplinary research programme is designed to help you develop the skills required to be a professional researcher in private, public or third sector contexts, or to gain the necessary research skills for studying a PhD, a professional doctorate or other postgraduate degree.

Graduates of the MRes Social Research programme will be equipped to pursue careers in social research as research officers/analysts working for national governments, local authorities, businesses, charities, NGOs as well as large international organisations. They may also work as research officers on funded projects in higher education or research institutes in many contexts, including think tanks and policy units.

Employability

Through the programme, participants will gain critical thinking skills and advanced skills in research design and evaluation across a wide range of social research contexts and disciplines.

This programme enhances employability in a range of public, private and third sector national and international organisations, which increasingly value skills in conducting and interpreting social research. It also lays the foundation to undertake advanced doctoral studies.

The MRes curriculum provides detailed engagement with topics such as knowledge production, research ethics, and the role of theory in research. It also provides a range of researcher specialisations, including various forms of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Education, University of London

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£21,330.00 (US$ 26,241) per year
Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary.

This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

London, Bloomsbury

Gower Street,

London,

WC1E 6BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold Medical / Dental / Pharmacy degree; Doctorate/PhD (All degrees must be awarded by an institution accredited by a recognised regional accreditation body) will also be considered for graduate entry.

For international students

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelors' degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a social science subject, such as sociology, psychology, social policy or economics. If you do not meet these requirements, other considerations, such as relevant work experience or relevant social science training, may be taken into account. IELTS: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 109 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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