The MSc by Research in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences has been designed to offer a range of pathways for you to research your chosen subject interests within Social and Applied Sciences, whilst benefitting from excellent multi-disciplinary teaching in research methods.
20% Alumni discount
UK and EU Christ Church alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on self-funded Postgraduate Taught Masters and Masters by Research.
You’ll share a breadth of experience – the multi-disciplinary nature of our research methods teaching means you will share a broad experience of methodological and research issues, allied with subject specific supervision, allowing you to develop a unique awareness of knowledge and experiences across the natural and social sciences in addition to a focus on your own research topic.
The Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences is committed to developing excellent researchers. A number of nationally recognised clusters/centres exist within the Faculty (e.g. SPEAR, ERG, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology) demonstrating a wide range of research interests. These can be found on the Faculty research webpages along with associated staff.
We strive to deliver high-quality researcher training course rooted in research strengths across the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, providing an innovative and flexible framework in which to develop and exploit the very best postgraduate research training possible. It is hoped our graduates can contribute to a world-class natural and social sciences research base that delivers excellence and impact both nationally and internationally, while recognising the advantages of inter-disciplinarity in a world where research questions have become increasingly complex.
This exciting course “develops innovative training provision which cuts across disciplines and works at the boundaries with other scientific traditions”. It explicitly recognises the need to “offer high-quality integrated core provision in research skills and research methods training as well as subject-specific training” while using “flexible and imaginative methods of training provision and delivery” (ESRC 2009).
It offers you the opportunity to complete an MSc in your chosen subject area over the course of one year (two years if part time). You can enrol at any time of the year and the assessment is weighted entirely on your thesis (25,000-30,000 words) which is worth 180 credits. You will receive multi-disciplinary teach in research methods with lectures and seminars led by experts from across a range of subjects.