MA/PGDip/PGCert Social Research (Local Government and Public Policy)
On the Social Research (Local Government and Public Policy) degree from University of Birmingham, you will acquire a general overview of the philosophy of social research, and understand how this informs research design, methods of data collection and analysis.
|Duration:||1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
|Tuition Fee:||£6,540 per full (MA – Full-time)
££4,905 per full (MA – Part-time)
£6,540 per full (PGDip – Full-time)
£3,270 per full (PGDip – Part-time)
£3,270 per full (PGCert – Full-time)
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
This Social Research (Local Government and Public Policy) degree from University of Birmingham will give you a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.
You will develop an ability to use a range of research methods, to communicate research findings effectively and understand the potential use of and impact of your research within and beyond academia.
- Philosophy of Social Science Research
- Research Design, Practice and Ethics
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Qualitative Research
- Advanced Training Programme
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Many students go on to do a PhD after completing this MA. Others have followed a career in local authorities, government departments, health authorities, management consultancy, media, the voluntary sector.
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
- by holding an English language qualification to the right level – IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band
- by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students