Birkbeck, University of London: Social Research and Psychosocial Studies

InstitutionBirkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department Social Science, History and Philosophy
Web http://www.bbk.ac.uk/
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Research

Summary

This is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare you for further research in the workplace or for MPhil/PhD study.

The programme covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses alongside substantive courses in the area of psychosocial studies. You will also carry out an independent dissertation, putting into practice the methods and theoretical concepts you have been taught.

The programme provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.

Highlights

- Rigorous training in a range of contemporary social research methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods.

- Focuses on research design, addressing critical issues in social research.

- Interdisciplinary, theoretically informed and creative approach to research, forming an excellent foundation for doctoral progression.

- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK, and Politics 17th.

- Birkbeck has three research institutes of relevance to students on this degree: Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and Birkbeck Institute of Gender and Sexuality. Each organises regular talks and masterclasses, which our students can attend.

Master of Research - MRes

Birkbeck, University of London

 

 

Introduction
Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgraduate courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgraduates can study full-time or part-time.

Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck is the sixth largest provider of taught postgrad courses for UK and EU students - some 44% of its 11,000-plus students are on postgrad programmes. Around 90% of its academics ...

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