MA by Research Social Sciences

A Masters by Research or Doctorate in Social Sciences here in the School of Natural & Social Sciences at Gloucestershire enables students to focus on social vulnerabilities and overcoming harms, including interpersonal violence, restorative justice, and inequalities.

Conduct your own piece of research in social sciences. Contribute to knowledge in the sector while improving your professional practice and developing advanced academic skills and knowledge. Our social sciences research draws from the disciplines of sociology, criminology, human geography, demography, development studies, education, and psychology.

Research areas include:

Public protection

  • Domestic abuse and homicide
  • Stalking
  • Serious sexual assault
  • Disclosure of childhood sexual violence
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Support for victims of violence
  • Offender management and treatment

Stronger and safer communities

  • Restorative justice
  • Policing and the community
  • Crime and antisocial behaviour in the night time economy
  • Police professionalisation
  • Social and supported housing
  • Asset-based community development
  • Feminist activism
  • Citizenship, exclusion and belonging
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£10,000 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 Years


Oct 2024

Start Month

Sep 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • October 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time