Doctoral students may be able to access individual modules on the MRes Social Research course (via the unprogrammed route) to support an identified training need. The modules are listed below:

Qualitative Modules

  • Qualitative Research 1 (QR1)
  • Qualitative Research 2 (QR2)  
  • Discourse and Linguistic Theory and Analysis ELECTIVE

Quantitative Modules

  • Survey Methods 1 (SM1)
  • Survey Methods 2 (SM2)
  • Survey Methods 3 (SM3) ELECTIVE

Modules in the philosophical underpinning of research designs and theoretical frameworks

  • Principles of Methodology:  Positivist Tradition
  • Principles of Methodology:  Social Constructionism
  • Philosophies of Research:  Classical Social Theory
  • Philosophies of Research:  Contemporary Social Theory

There is a module fee payable (normally by arrangement with your Research Institute doctoral team or Director of Studies, so please ensure you have agreed this before submitting an application).  There is no award attached to this route and you will not be required to take the assessments.  Any assessments submitted will not be marked.

The MRes programme commences teaching in January for doctoral students and the closing date for applications is 20 November 2022You must discuss your programme of study with your doctoral supervisor before submitting your application to Elle Long (course administrator) via the PSP Academic Administration team inbox.

Module outlines:  MRes Social Research Unprogrammed – Module Outlines

Application form: MRes Associate Application Unprogrammed 2022-23

Module choice form:  PhD Students- MRes Unprogrammed Module Choice Form (Jan Start)- 2022-23