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Social Science

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

The MRes in Social Science is a one-year research degree, combining specialist and generic training to equip you to undertake advanced doctoral study and to conduct social research in the public, private and third sectors. The degree programme comprises four taught courses, two per semester, followed by a supervised research project in the summer semester. The MRes is recognised under the Economic & Social Research Council’s Scottish Doctoral Training Program, Sociology Pathway. The Diploma in Social Research, comprising of the four taught courses, also offers an intensive training which is recognised under the Scottish Government’s Postgraduate Awards Scheme (SAAS).

The MRes programme is tailored to provide the methodological training and critical capacity for advanced research in social science. It gives you the knowledge, understanding and competence to deploy qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis in the conduct of theoretically informed research. The dissertation allows you to develop practical, intellectual and critical skills in an area of your interest. The skills gained can be used across many employment areas.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission are expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with at least 2:1 standard from a recognised educational body. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without this qualification may be admitted if they have an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience. Two academic references are also required for application.

Start Date

September, January

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MRes

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months

Faculty

Arts and Social Sciences

Department

Social Science

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

English

History

Humanities

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