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Social Research

University of Aberdeen
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Program description

MRes Social Research offers you the opportunity to develop advanced social science research skills. The MRes in Social Research is a one-year research degree, combining specialist and generic training to equip you to undertake advanced doctoral study and to conduct social research in the public, private and third sectors. The degree programme comprises four taught courses, two per semester, followed by a supervised research project in the summer semester. The MRes is recognised under the Economic & Social Research Council’s Scottish Doctoral Training Program, Sociology Pathway. The Diploma in Social Research, comprising of the four taught courses, also offers an intensive training which is recognised under the Scottish Government’s Postgraduate Awards Scheme (PSAS).

The MRes programme provides you with an advanced training in social research. It equips you with the skills needed to undertake independent research based on a wide range of methodologies. The dissertation allows you to develop practical, intellectual and critical skills in an area of your interest. The skills gained can be used across many employment areas and if you wish, to undertake a PhD in Sociology, the programme provides the support and training required to complete the first stages of doctoral research.

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University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...

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