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MSc/Diploma in Social Science Research Methods

Mae’r dudalen hon ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig am nad ydyw wedi'i chyfieithu i'r Gymraeg.

Os ydych o’r farn y dylai cyfieithu’r dudalen hon fod yn flaenoriaeth, cysylltwch â a chopïo cyfeiriad y dudalen yn eich neges.

Career Options and Employability

Cardiff University is highly regarded by employers and has an excellent graduate employment record with students finding employment or entering further training.

This interdisciplinary nature of the MSc SSRM Programme allows students to develop and combine interests in subjects across schools preparing them for a range of public and private sector careers.


The social work SSRM modules provided a valuable blend of theory and practice, which was essential not only for my PhD, but my subsequent employment in policy evaluation. Coming from a sociological background, it was great for me to gain expertise in the more applied aspects of social science as well as establishing a grounding in a variety of research methods. This equipped me with the skills to undertake and engage with a range of research designs.

SSRM graduate, intern at the Welsh Government at the time

The SSRM at Cardiff is a comprehensive course designed to support students into the next stage of their research career. As a student going on to do my PhD I found it offered a balanced approach to research in the social sciences with emphasis on the importance of both qualitative and quantitative methods. The academic staff here are approachable, supportive and responsive to student concerns and the resources available to post graduate students at Cardiff are excellent.

SSRM graduate (Social Policy pathway)

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