MA Social Research (Education)
On this Social Research (Education) course 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:||£21,960 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
You will also develop an ability to use a range of research methods, to communicate research findings effectively and an understanding of the potential use of and impact of your research within and beyond academia.
The Social Research (Education) course from University of Birmingham will provide you with a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.
- Philosophy of Social Science Research
- Research Design, Practice and Ethics
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Qualitative Research
- From Multiple Linear to Logistic Regression
- Policy Evaluation
- Econometric Software
- Case Study Research Design
- Approach to Research on Discourse
- Time Series Regression
“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
In the latest QS World University rankings, the University of Birmingham was ranked 81st globally and 14th in the UK. Over the last five years, an impressive 98.3 % of Education postgraduates have been in work and/or further study six months after graduation.
Birmingham’s Education graduates choose to work in variety of education roles in schools and administrative roles in public and private sector organisations. Work in retail, sales and administration are also popular options. Some chose to continue their education and apply for professional courses such as teacher training or undertake a PhD.
What type of career assistance is available to postgraduate researchers in Education?
The College of Social Sciences, to which the School of Education belongs, has specially designated careers advisors and careers consultants who can provide guidance for postgraduate researchers on career paths, CVs, training opportunities, application and interviews. The University’s central Careers’ Service also runs workshops and offers personally tailored advice and guidance including 1-1 careers advice and 1-1 CV advice. The Career’s Service runs CV writing workshops especially for postgraduates in the College of Social Sciences, giving advice on how to compile CVs for both employment and for academic roles.
- A good Honours degree or equivalent is normally required or equivalent if you were educated outside the UK. Applications are also encouraged from those without an Honours degree who have five years or more relevant work experience. Speakers of English as a second language will be required to hold an IELTs 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band or equivalent qualification.