Master in Social Science Research Methods - Máster en Métodos de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales
1. A completed Bachelor´s degree in Social and Cultural Science or related area
In order to get admission to this Master´s you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, Development Studies, Communication Science or another social science. In some instances we also give admittance to students with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Human Geography, Spatial Planning or another Management Science. We do advise students without a diploma in the social sciences to take a social science minor during their Bachelor’s programme that includes training in regression analysis and methods.
2. Proficiency in English
•A TOEFL score of ≥600 (paper based) or ≥250 (computer based) or ≥100(internet based)
•A IELTS score of ≥7.0
•Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
3. Motivation letter
In this letter of motivation you should explain why you want to attend this programme and why you think you are suited for this programme. Attached to this letter should be a resume with photo, list of grades and two reference letters from lecturers. An interview (face-to-face or via Skype) will follow before you are admitted to the programme.
4. Letter of recommendation
Applicants will need to send in two letters of recommendation by lectures or supervisors (including contact details).
In the Research Master’s programme in Social and Cultural Science you’ll learn how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of the historical, social political and cultural processes that shape societies. We look into the degree of inequality, cohesion and modernisation in both Western and non-Western societies. Also, you’ll learn more about subjects like radicalisation, development studies or anthropology and mobility.
The Master’s programme in Social and Cultural Science is taught at The Faculty of Social Sciences. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The courses fall into five categories:
•Research questions and theories (9 EC)
•Research methods (15 EC)
•Research application (24 EC)
•Research training (60 EC)
•Electives (12 EC)
Some courses in the first three categories are compulsory and sometimes you can choose a course from a short list of options.
The career prospects of a graduate of Social and Cultural Science are good; almost 100% of our alumni found a job or research position immediately after graduating. There are plenty of options open to graduates of the research Master’s in Social and Cultural Science:
•Scientific research career (academia)
•Societal research career
• Businesses and organisations