Social Research Methods

1 year
September 2024

Our MSc Social Research Methods degree will equip you with exceptional research skills. You'll be able to apply these skills across a broad range of social science disciplines.

Why study with us

  • Our academic staff are leading researchers in their field. They have expertise and international reputations in many areas of social science research.
  • We have an enviable regional, national and international reputation for research. This has been established over many years.
  • We have an inclusive environment. We help students from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds to enter higher education.

What you'll do

  • You’ll be taught by staff who are actively engaged in internationally recognised social research. Their expertise informs their teaching and learning materials.
  • You’ll become part of, and be guided and supported by, the wider research community within the University’s School of Law and Policing.
  • Learn through lectures, seminars and practical sessions. These will involve engaging with and drawing on real-life research and research problems. You will also develop and conduct your own research project.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Dr Emily Cooper
Senior Lecturer
School of Law and Policing

Emily is a member of the teaching teams in Policing. A geographer by background, Emily's PhD explored the geographies and regulation of sex work, She has led numerous collaborative projects with police forces and partner organisations relating to sex work and sexual exploitatio…

Future careers

On successfully completing the degree you’ll have gained a strong set of transferable skills which you’ll be able to apply in many fields. It provides the natural foundation for a successful career in research, both within and outside of the academic world.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Law and Policing

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