University of Manchester: Sociological Research

InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
Department School of Social Sciences
Telephone + 44 (0)161 275 1296
Study type Taught


This course aims to educate and train you to give you the requisite skills and knowledge to become an effective, professional sociological researcher. This entails teaching: - The philosophical underpinnings of sociology;

  • Key issues and questions in sociology;

  • Key sociological theories;

  • Key issues in selected substantive areas of sociology (students are offered a range of options of such substantive areas);

  • Principles of research design;

  • Techniques and principles of quantitative analysis; and

  • Techniques and principles of qualitative analysis.

This is a recognised 1+3 entry route for ESRC PhD training.


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