Masters | Postgraduate Course - Social Science Research Methods (Politics) MSc Course Details within University of Bristol

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We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows: UK/EU: full-time £7,500 UK/EU: part-time (two years) £3,750 Overseas: full-time £17,800 Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time £7,500
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Social Science Research Methods (Politics) MSc

Study Details

MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

This MSc provides Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-approved research training in politics and international relations. We aim to provide a thorough grounding in practical methodological skills through hands-on experience and the critical exploration of relevant examples and case studies. It is particularly suited to those seeking a career as a social science researcher or continuing to PhD level, including ESRC-funded doctoral study.

Module details

You will take a combination of mandatory and optional taught units within the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. Each unit is delivered over the course of 12 weeks and assessed by an essay (or equivalent form of written submission). The taught section of the programme is followed in the summer term by a dissertation.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Politics).

Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification).

Student Destinations

Bristol graduates are in high demand and have an excellent record of employment following graduation. Students of our MSc programmes go on to further study at PhD level or pursue research jobs in government or private sector, for example in the House of Commons, the World Bank and the think tank Demos.