Minor in Social Research in Practice

UCAS code: Your UCAS code will be the code of your Major.

Available for students starting in September 2017

If you choose a Minor in Social Research in Practice you will study a range of modules, all designed to provide you with a theoretical and practical introduction to conducting social research.

Year 1

In your first year you will receive an introduction to how and why we conduct social research in the ways we do. For example, why it is important to determine what ‘type’ of knowledge we are aiming to gather, and how we would do this in a real-world setting? You will also have the opportunity to examine how the increase in use and importance of technology has changed the ways in which data can be gathered and analysed.


  • Cybersociology
  • Introduction to Social Research

Year 2

In your second year you will study practical modules in terms of how you can gather and analyse data. You will also develop a research proposal.


  • Research Methods
  • Using Numbers in Social Research

Year 3

In your final year you will study modules that provide you with a slightly different approach to how we can gather and analyse social research data. You will first examine how we can interpret data from the media, using approaches such as conversational and narrative analysis. In the second semester, you will see how a whole range of materials which we can group together as autobiographical - such as letters, photographs, diaries and journals - can be used to provide us with a wealth of data about the real lives of real people.


  • Analysing Media Discourse
  • Autobiographical Texts

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this minor.

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    On a Major/Minor degree, you study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (in this case Social Research in Practice).


    Please note that you cannot study a Minor in Social Research in Practice with a Major in Sociology.

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