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MA/PGDip/PGCert Social Research (Local Government and Public Policy)

University of Birmingham

On our MA in Social Research degree, you will acquire a general overview of the philosophy of social research, and understand how this informs research design, methods of data collection and analysis.

This course will give you a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.

You will develop an ability to use a range of research methods, to communicate research findings effectively and understand the potential use of and impact of your research within and beyond academia.

Careers

Many students go on to do a PhD after completing this MA. Others have followed a career in local authorities, government departments, health authorities, management consultancy, media, the voluntary sector and so on.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert.

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Modules

  • Philosophy of Social Science Research
  • Research Design, Practice and Ethics
  • Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods
  • Foundations in Qualitative Research
  • Advanced Training Programme
  • Analysing Hierarchical Panel Data
  • An Approach To Research On Discourse
  • Case Study Research Design
  • Documentary Research In Education
  • Factor Analysis
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year

    Duration

    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time