The College of Social Science provides first-class facilities for postgraduate study in a range of innovative and highly regarded courses. We have a very strong community of postgraduate students, with two-thirds of our students registered on taught postgraduate programmes.
The different departments and research centres in the College have long established international reputations for excellence in postgraduate teaching and research. This means that students can be assured of expert tuition and support as well as access to leading edge research projects.
Courses are available on a full-time and part-time basis and many can be studied through distance learning both in the UK and overseas. The College is taking advantage of the developments in information and communication technologies to provide greater flexibility for its students, many of whom are working professionals.
Students can study at Certificate, Diploma, Masters and Doctorate level and many courses provide considerable modular choice to enable students to create a programme, which best suits their needs and interests.
The College has created a lively, multi-disciplinary atmosphere in which postgraduate students form an important part of its scholarly community.
The College has a thriving research student community. High quality individual supervision by experts in their disciplines is combined with extensive departmental and College programmes. These provide students with the training in both research methods and in the generic social science and discipline-specific skills they will need to complete their theses and for future employment.
We encourage and support students to develop interdisciplinary research connections where this is appropriate. The College’s expertise in delivering teaching through distance learning is also reflected in the Centre for Labour Market Studies distance learning Doctorate in Social Science and in the Distance Learning PhD offered by School of Education; School of Management, Department of Media and Communication, Department of Politics and Department of Sociology.