Sheffield Hallam University: Social Science

InstitutionSheffield Hallam University
Department Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Research


• 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.

**Applied learning**

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

**Future careers**

This course prepares you for a career in
• nursing
• research administration
• high executive officer positions
• the probation service
• research and lecturing

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
• BMI General Healthcare
• Thornbury Hospital, Sheffield
• Graduate Centre, Sheffield Hallam University
• Department for Education and Employment
• National Probation Service

Master of Research - MRes

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