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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 at Warwick.

The structure of the Masters in Social Science Research (MA in SSR)

The MA in Social Science Research will comprise 180 CATs in total. Teaching and learning provision will come both from within the DTP and within students' ‘home’ departments.

The programme is broken down as follows:

4 x DTP core modules (a total of 80 CATs. Please note that some students will be able to opt for an alternate quantitative methods module, but this is pathway dependent with a decision taken based on prior learning):

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

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

Pathways

There are 11 pathways within the MA in Social Science Research at Warwick. These are as follows:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Interdisciplinary Methodologies
  • Management & Business Studies and Finance
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Sociology

For more information about each pathway please visit the Pathways within the MA in SSR page.

Staff Student Liaison Committee

Information abou the Staff Student Liaison Committee for the MA in Social Science Research will be provided here once it is available.