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Masters in Social Science Research

The Masters in Social Science Research is the first year of a 1+3 award from the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) at Warwick.

Course Structure

The MA in Social Science Research comprises of 180 CATs. Teaching and learning provision will come both from within the DTP and within the students' pathway departments.

Core Modules (80 CATs)
IM924 Philosophy of Social Science Research 20 CATs
IM925 Foundations in Qualitative Research 20 CATs
IM926 Research Design, Practice and Ethics 20 CATs


Quantitative Methods in Social Research

20 CATs

PO91Q Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods 20 CATs
Pathway Modules (40 CATs)

Subject specific modules are delivered by pathway departments (up to total of 40 CATs, with a minimum of 20 CATs from with the pathway). Some pathways have subject specific core modules which must be taken as part of the MA.

Dissertation Module (60 CATs)

A subject specific dissertation, supervised within the relevant pathway department (60 CATs).

Find out further information on specific pathway course structures and modules on the links to the right.

    Ethics Policy

    All research undertaking during the MA in Social Science Research, including essays and dissertations, must comply with the Warwick ESRC DTP Ethics Policy. You must ensure your work complies with the full rules detailed on the Warwick ESRC DTP Ethics Policy webpage.