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Taught Master's Degrees

New Taught Masters Programmes

The School of Social Sciences is a thriving centre with an excellent reputation for world leading research and high quality teaching. Taught master's programmes are provided as part of a suite of distinctive programmes, offering exciting opportunities for students to work in a truly inter-disciplinary social science environment.  Students benefit from a breadth of substantive, theoretical and methodological expertise with leading researchers and scholars. 


MSc in Childhood and Youth 

This programme offers a unique opportunity to study in one of the UK’s leading centres for childhood and youth based research. 

MSc in Crime, Safety and Justice 

This programme equips students with subject-specific knowledge about researching problems of crime, the formulation and implementation of security strategies and the exercise of justice.

MSc in Education 

This programme provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of education theory, research and practice in international comparative ways, while studying in one of the UK’s leading centres for educational research. 

MSc in Social Science 

This programme is aimed at those who want to engage in the advanced level study of social science in an international context.

MSc in Science, Media and Communication

This Masters programme offers students an opportunity to acquire in-depth understanding of the challenges and issues affecting the public communication of science through an innovative collaboration with the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and internationally renowned science discovery centre Techniquest. 

MSc Social Science Research Methods (SSRM)

The SSRM programme aims to provide advanced training in research methods across the full range of the social sciences, and lays the foundation for doctoral studies. Please visit the SSRM mini-site for information of the Pathways available. 

MA Social Work

This programme aims to enable students to build upon their existing academic and occupational experience and to achieve a professional qualification in social work within a 2 year period.

Masters in Educational Practice (MEP)

This programme provides a unique and exciting opportunity for new teachers in Wales to extend and enhance their professional knowledge, skills and practice. It is fully-funded by the Welsh Government. 

MSc in Skills and Workforce Development

Taught by leading international experts, this exciting and demanding part-time Master’s programme based in Singapore will equip you with the latest ideas and analysis in the field of skills, workforce development and employment.


Dr Robin Smith talks about the MSc Social Science Research Methods, and being a postgraduate student in Cardiff.