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Sheffield Hallam University: Social Science

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department College of Social Sciences and Arts
Web http://www.shu.ac.uk
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Research

Summary

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary - Learn social research methods and the supporting theories and philosophies.

  • Develop areas of specialist interests and integrate these into your methodological training.

  • Benefit from discussing research issues with students from other postgraduate and doctoral courses.

Focus on research specialisms encompassing sociology, social policy, politics, criminology, education studies, urban studies, youth studies and cultural studies. Study a range of research methodologies including interview-based narrative and biographical research, case studies, media analysis and statistical analysis of large data sets. Critique current developments, then design and conduct your own original research.

How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course includes a research-based dissertation, which may become a pilot study towards a PhD. Several recent students have gone onto doctoral level study. You can also take individual modules as short courses or combine them towards a PgDip/PgCert Research Methods in Social Science Research Methods.

You learn through: - essays

  • research projects

  • presentations

  • research proposals

Master of Research - MRes

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