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Short Courses in Social Research Methods

In collaboration with the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy offers short modules which provide specialised methods and training in social sciences.

The modules, which also form part of the MA in Social Research Methods, enable you to study alongside work to keep your knowledge up to date and enhance your career development.

Each short methods and training module is worth 5 credits, which can be used to amount to a Postgraduate Award (30 credits), a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), or build towards an MA in Social Research Methods (180 credits). These 5 credits can also count as and can be converted to Continuing Professional Development credits.


Our Short Courses in Social Research Methods cost £100

As members of the North West Social Science Training Partnership, if you are a student at the University of Liverpool, Lancaster, Manchester or Keele, there will be no fee to pay.

To register, please email theLearning and Teaching Team at Once an available module space has been confirmed by the team, you will be sent a link to provide the online payment of the module fee and complete your registration.

Please be aware that your registration will not be complete until you have paid the module fee.

If you require a refund before the module date, please email the Learning and Teaching Team with your request at Refunds can take up to 3 working days.

After the module

After the module, we can provide official confirmation of your attendance and participation in these short methods and training modules. If you require this documentation, please email the Learning and Teaching Team at