Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare you for further research in the workplace or for MPhil/PhD study. The programme covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses. You also carry out an independent dissertation, putting into practice the methods and theoretical concepts you have been taught. The programme provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.

Course Modules

You take 4 compulsory modules and write a dissertation. Full'time compulsory modules: Introduction to quantitative social research; masterclass in social research; qualitative social research; social research dissertation; theorising social research.

Course Additional Entry

At least a second'class honours degree in a relevant social science subject and/or relevant work or other (for example, voluntary) experience. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,875  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgCert
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £8,950  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £4,775  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
PgDip £6,875  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
PgDip £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees