Master’s Degree in Social Science Research

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
In Barcelona (Spain)

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Important information

  • Higher Secondary
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    8 Months

Are you interested in continuing your studies in Social Science research? The University Master’s Degree in Social Science Research provides the knowledge and competences required to undertake quality research in the field of social sciences. This master’s degree offers well-rounded preparation for graduates who aspire to complete a doctoral degree or are considering focusing their career on social science research areas, whether in the public or private sector.The main objective of the Master’s Degree in Social Science Research is to provide the knowledge, methodologies and tools needed to pursue a doctoral degree in the field of social sciences based on ethics and scientific evidence.The value of the programme is derived from a core focus on research methodologies and tools and an additional, optional focus on applied research or any social sciences field. Students will thus gain competencies in a wide range of skills, including scientific investigation, research, analysis, problem solving, planning, communication, coordination and teamwork, as well as proficiency in conducting multidisciplinary research. Additional value is found in a faculty that is fully committed to training researchers with a solid theoretical and methodological grounding while at the same time developing attitudes that enable students to make decisions based on rigour, professionalism and a thirst for knowledge.

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Immaculada, 22, 8017, Barcelona, Spain
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What you'll learn on the course

International Business
International Litigation
Advanced Quantitative Measures
Research Ethics
Accounting and Finance
Communication Theory
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Economic Policy
Market Regulation

Course programme

Course Curriculum

The programme structure strikes a balance between general core subjects – methodological and cross-curricular – and other specific optional subjects geared towards the students’ area of interest within social sciences. The master’s degree is thus centred around a subject group (Module 1) contributing the methodological tools common to all social sciences, and additional specific subjects (Module 2) depending on each student’s research interest and focusing on the field of knowledge in which their dissertation will be written (primarily Economics and Business, Law, Communication and Education).

Classes are offered over two semesters. Once students have obtained the university master’s degree, they may continue on to the doctoral degree programme.

Module 1 (24 ECTS)

Methodology and tools for scientific research in the social sciences

Design of social science research

Bibliographical sources and databases

Research ethics

Quantitative analysis

Qualitative analysis

Scientific writing and oral communication

Module 2 (16 ECTS)

Advanced social science research (OPTIONAL) (Note 1, Note 2)

Data mining + structural equation models

Advanced quantitative techniques

International litigation

International business


Economic policy and market regulation

Entrepreneurship and innovation

Accounting and finance

Organisation and management of educational institutions

Communication theory and internal communication

Note 1: Four optional subjects must be selected from Module 2.

Note 2: Optional subjects require a minimum number of students.

Module 3 (20 ECTS)

Master’s dissertation

Research project (design stage)

Master’s dissertation (drafting stage)