Course Comparison

Course MA Environmental Humanities MSc Social Research
Award Master of Arts - MA Master of Science - MSc
Duration 1 year 1 year
Assessment breakdown - -
Course type Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement - -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Humanities and Performing Arts School of Law, Criminology and Government
Entry requirements

A good degree (normally a 2.1 or above) in any discipline. Outstanding candidates without a degree but with relevant professional qualifications or experience are also welcome to apply. 

You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 7.

English language requirements

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Home/EU

Normal minimum entry requirements are 2:1 and a 200-500 words statement of intent. Candidates are interviewed before an offer is made. We will consider students below 2:1 if they can demonstrate a strong academic portfolio or a record of professional experience Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

International

Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent, see our English language requirements. Pre-sessional English language courses are available if you do not meet these requirements.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Personal statement

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of 200-500 words addressing the following questions: Why do you want to study social research methods at Plymouth? What is your specific area of interest? What do you hope to achieve?

Scholarships

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