Qualitative and quantitative methodologies for empirical research

MA in Sociological Research Methods

The MA in Sociological Research Methods is run jointly by ISER and Department of Sociology. This course gives students a strong foundation to conduct empirical research. The course covers both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Other topics offered for further study include research design and specific research techniques and evaluation. This course is aimed at students who which to pursue a career in social or market research or wish continue their education with a doctoral degree.

This MA is administered by the Department of Sociology, further information for this degree can be found here https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg00782/1/ma-sociological-research-methods.

Application deadlines:

Applications are accepted throughout the year, however most students start in October. If you are aiming for an October start date, it is recommended that you apply by July 1st. Funders may dictate start dates, so please check the guidelines when applying.

Find out how to apply or email iserphd@essex.ac.uk


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Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years


Home/EU: £8,340 (FT)
International: £17,900 (FT)


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