Social Research (Postgraduate Diploma)

Year of entry


Start date

October 2018


Central London


Fully Approved


One year full-time or two years part-time


Three evenings a week full-time or two evenings a week part-time, October to June

This is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare you for further research in the workplace. The programme covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses. It provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.

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  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Politics at Birkbeck was ranked 17th in the UK.
  • Provides rigorous training in a range of contemporary social research methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Focuses on research design, addressing critical issues in social research.
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Course structure

You take four compulsory modules.
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Sample timetable

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