The MSc by Research in Social Policy provides a structured programme of research training in social policy research. Some students apply to take the MSc by Research in Social Policy as a stand alone degree, while others use it as the first year of an integrated MSc/PhD programme in Social Policy. It has been designed to train students in research skills to the level prescribed by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)´s generic and subject-specific research training guidelines.
Our focus is on research-led but student focused teaching. There is an active ongoing programme of seminars and workshops for research students and staff, which students are expected to attend and participate in throughout their period of study.
The programme has been designed to train students in research skills to the level prescribed by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)'s generic and subject-specific research training guidelines
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All Social Policy PhD students are assigned two supervisors, at least one of whom will be selected on the basis of substantive or methodological expertise to fit the proposed doctoral project. If you are thinking of applying for a doctorate, you should identify which supervisor you think is the best possible match. Please feel free to e-mail any potential supervisor to discuss your proposal.
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UK Bachelor Honours degree with upper second class results (2.1) and UK Masters degree with a 65% result, research proposal, and two academic references required.
Funding opportunities are available, please contact the Postgraduate Adviser for more details.
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