Immerse yourself in the advanced research techniques and skills needed to analyse data and draw effective insights, with a focus on European social policy.
By exploring the in-depth methods and approaches to quantitative and qualitative research, you’ll gain the essential skills to progress your studies or become a working researcher in the field of European social policy.
You’ll enhance your understanding of the techniques used in the analysis of large-scale data and how to effectively present key insights and findings.
This course is designed to provide high-quality training to potential doctoral students, as well as essential research skills that are desirable in a number of private and public sector roles. These may include:
- policy analysts and applied researchers in national, European or international social or public policy organisations
- middle and senior-ranking staff in the public, private or voluntary sectors of social policy
Why choose a Master of Research (MRes) degree?
An MRes is a master’s degree with a focus on research. The knowledge and expertise you’ll gain will prepare you for doctoral study and a range of non-academic careers that require strong research skills.
Find out more about about why an MRes might be right for you.
Learn from experts in their field
You’ll learn from experts in social policy and European studies research. Their passion, knowledge and research shape their teaching to enhance your learning experience.
Gain important career skills
We work to provide you with the tools and support to prepare you for employment and further study.
This includes advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills, and bibliographic skills; and the use of appropriate technology to undertake tasks that use these skills.
There is increasing demand for high-level quantitative and qualitative research skills from a wide range of private and public sector recruiters.
Many firms and government departments are now committed to data-driven decision-making, making use of the increased availability of big data.
This course will equip you with a hybrid skill set that combines quantitative, computing and analytical skills with an understanding of European social policy research and enquiry.
This MRes also equips you to go into further study at PhD level.