MSc Social Science Research Methods (Management)Find a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Start date||September 2020|
Social Science Research Methods (Management) provides comprehensive training in the process of research conceptualisation, design and operationalisation. It has been carefully formulated to reflect the training recommended by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It is particularly suited for those seeking a career as a social science researcher or planning to go on to a PhD in Management.
The programme delivers a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods available to the social scientist and in the principal methods of analysing data. The programme also covers the philosophies underpinning the research process, ethical considerations and social theory. You will be encouraged to apply your methods training to your substantive research interests.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2020/21
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The MSc programme comprises six 12-week taught units (20 credits each) followed by a dissertation (60 credits). The dissertation presents you with an opportunity to pursue an independent, in-depth study of a topic relating to management and organisation, reflecting on the epistemological and methodological issues covered in the taught element of the programme.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Management).
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification). Degrees from any social science discipline are considered. Work experience is not required.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
The programme will provide you with a sound basis for further study at doctoral level or for your future career in a wide range of fields, including business, the public sector and third sector organisations.
1 August 2020. Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
The closing date for ESRC studentship applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 21 January 2020. For further details on applying for ESRC funding, please visit the SWDTP website.
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REF 2014 results
Please see full REF 2014 results for the University of Bristol; in particular, the scores for subject areas 18 and 19.
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.