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Choosing Modules

SSMRC modules

Our core programme consists of five strands:

  1. Basic Statistics Stream
  2. Introductions to Software Packages
  3. Specialist Statistics
  4. Elements of Social Science Research
  5. Qualitative Methods

Please also check out the open access courses which are hosted by our member Departments.

Choosing your modules

  • Consult your course handbook so you know what SSRMC modules you are required to take. If you have any questions regarding degree requirements please contact the Graduate Administrator in your Department, not the SSRMC;
  • Discuss your choice of modules with your MPhil Director / PhD supervisor;
  • Check that your choices satisfy the requirements of your funding body, if applicable;
  • Take the Skill Check, if you want to take courses from the Basic Statistics Stream;
  • Ensure that you meet any prerequisites for the modules you book;
  • Check your timetable to ensure you can attend. If you have a place on a course and don't use use it, your department will still be charged;
  • Above all, think ahead! If you have to do fieldwork next year, you'll need to get the necessary training this year.

Ifs...

If your Department has a requirement that you attend particular modules which you feel you have already covered, speak to your Supervisor or Director of Graduate Studies. It may be that an alternative module would suit your needs better;

If you find yourself struggling with a module, discuss it with your Supervisor and / or the Lecturer concerned;

 

What do we offer?

Core modules

These have been specifically designed for the SSRMC, covering research methods applicable across a range of disciplines. Core modules are usually timetabled between 2-6pm Monday-Wednesday; participating departments are aware of SSRMC timetabling and should not generally schedule other events at these times.


Open access modules

These are additional courses taught within participating departments and made available to limited numbers of postgraduates from other departments. These courses tend to be more specialised and discipline-specific than the core courses.