Social Science Research

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Social Science Research
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 101945 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters MRes
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year 2020
Application Date How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st July 2020 at 4pm.
Late applications may be considered.
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Duration 1 year FT / 2 years PT.

Teaching Times
The programme is usually delivered in evenings and full day/half day sessions, including weekends.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in one of the Social Sciences and/or appropriate social science research experience. A supporting reference may be required.

International Students

Number of Places 30

Expand+Social Science Research highlights
The Master's in Social Science Research is designed to develop critical understanding of contemporary issues as well as practical employment-orientated research skills and the ability to work independently.


Course Content Overview
This programme provides practical, career-orientated training in social science research methods, including research design, data collection and data analysis relating to both qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry.

Students will have the opportunity to specialise in particular methodologies and to learn more about the application of these methodologies to illuminate important issues and debates in contemporary society.
Subjects Taught

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Course Details
The programme is designed to provide a fundamental grounding in both quantitative and qualitative research skills, along with the opportunity to specialise in more advanced training in quantitative research, qualitat...

Assessment Method An overall mark of 50 per cent is required to pass each module.

Modules have a broad range of summative assessment, from traditional essay through to short research reports involving original analysis of data. Some modules also offer the valuable opportunity for formative assessment, i.e., for feedback on their work which does not contribute towards the final module mark.
Careers or Further Progression

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Research skills are highly transferable and marketable, and needed across a range of sectors – academic, government, charities and business. MRes students receive advanced training in both quantitative and qualitativ...

Further Enquiries Dr Katy Hayward
Programme Director
Social Divisions and Conflict
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work - Reader
The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3189
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