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University of Birmingham: Social Research (Local Government and Public Policy)

Institution University of Birmingham View institution profile
Department School of Government
Study type Taught


On our MA in Social Research degree, you will acquire a general overview of the philosophy of social research, and understand how this informs research design, methods of data collection and analysis.

This course will give you a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.

You will develop an ability to use a range of research methods, to communicate research findings effectively and understand the potential use of and impact of your research within and beyond academia.


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Our high-quality teaching and supervision will help you take your skills and career to the next level.

Here, you’ll feel engaged, motivated and challenged, as part of our inclusive community that has a strong research culture.  At Birmingham, we’ll support your health, wellbeing and personal development. While our professional and academic careers services will help you take the next step. This is your time. This is your place.

With more than 600 taught programmes and a range of research opportunities to choose from, Birmingham is one of the most popular UK universities for postgraduate study.

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