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MSc/Diploma in Social Science Research Methods

Pathways through the Programme

Library: One of multiple specialist libraries

Students may apply for one of thirteen pathways through the MSc/Diploma in Social Science Research Methods.

ESRC-funded students MUST follow the pathway through the MSc that was specified on their application to the ESRC. Non-ESRC-funded students may apply for any of the 13 pathways.

Cardiff Business School
Cardiff Law School
Department of Politics and International Relations 
Cardiff School of Planning and Geography 
Cardiff School of Psychology 
Cardiff School of Social Sciences 
Key facts

Programme Director:
Dr Amanda Robinson

Length of course:
Full-time 12 months
Part-time 27 months

The MSc/Diploma in Social Science Research Methods is managed by the SSRM Office in the School of Social Sciences (SOCSI).


"The practical research skills that I have developed feed directly into my current employment, improving my efficiency of data collection and the rigour of my research practices."

Researcher at the National Assembly for Wales, more student views

Programme Links

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MSc/Diploma in Social Science Research Methods (SSRM)

Contact the SSRM Office

  • SSRM Office
     Room 0.16
     Glamorgan Building
     King Edward VII Avenue
     Cardiff CF10 3WT
  • The SSRM Office is open 9am - 4:30pm
  • Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 5178
  • Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 0284