Applied Social Research

Applied Social Research

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £15,250
Domestic tuition: £6,000

Program overview

This Masters course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to carry out robust social research and evaluation. You’ll learn how to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll also critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research and explore the issues with social network research. Finally, you’ll develop an understanding of the relationship between research and policymaking. Boost your research skills and expand your knowledge with six in-depth modules and a dissertation project.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or minimum grade of 7/10 in a Specialist Diploma or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each sub-skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 51 in each sub-skill; IBT TOEFL 80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing;

Career opportunities

You’ll graduate with the skills you need for a career in research, research management or research commissioning in the public, voluntary or private sectors. Employability is an important focus of the course, and over the past five years many of our graduates have entered social research-related careers in the public, voluntary and private sectors, with others continuing their academic study and undertaking a PhD.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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