Why do the MRes in Critical Social Science?
The MRes in Critical Social Science represents an extension and further development of the work you have undertaken as part of your undergraduate degree.
It specifically seeks to develop and extend your skills and knowledge in the practice and theory of research: it is ostensibly, though not exclusively, aimed at developing your practical skills as an academic researcher.
Whilst there is some focus on channelling you towards further research, there are other outcomes and benefits which are more widely applicable, not least enhancing your ability to think creatively and organise your thoughts.
The course is organised around both sociology and criminology specific content but also joining others across the Faculty for an interdisciplinary approach designed to cultivate your understanding of research as an activity. To this extent you ought to be aware that if you are looking for a pure sociology or criminology course, this is not the programme for you. Instead this is a course to encourage you to think broadly and creatively about research and approaches to research.