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MASocial Research (Business)

University of Birmingham United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

This programme aims to provide students with a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.

Programme structure

This programme aims to provide students with a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.

Students will acquire a general overview of the philosophy of social research, and understand how this informs research design, methods of data collection and analysis. They will also develop an ability to use a range of research methods, to communicate research findings effectively and an understanding of the potential use of and impact of their research within and beyond academia.

Programme content
The core modules you will take are:

Introduction to Social Science Research (20 credits)
Research Design (20 credits)
Social Research Methods I (20 credits)
Social Research Methods II (20 credits)

You will then take a minimum of four elective modules from the following list (10 credits each):

From Multiple Linear to Logistic Regression
Overseas Research Methods
Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
Documentary Research
Factor Analysis
Narrative Research
Policy Evaluation
Secondary Data Analysis in Social Research
Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis (using NVivo)
Handling Cluster Randomised Samples
Researching Language and Literacy

In addition, you will write a 14,000-word dissertation (60 credits).

Career opportunities

Graduates develop a range of skills, including oral and written communication, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, independent working and research skills, which can be used in a variety of occupations. A snapshot of graduate destinations over a five-year period has identified a variety of career paths, from architecture, to lecturing, to paid research. Historically, over 91% of the students have been in employment or further study within six months of graduating

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Pre-deadline
Feb 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.