This innovative new degree is designed to produce graduates with training in quantitative and qualitative research methods who can examine social issues from various points of view. There’s a growing demand for this kind of skill set in all kinds of organisations across the public and private sectors. You choose a major and a minor subject from the following: criminology; education, culture and childhood; human geography; journalism; physical geography; politics; sociology; social policy; and urban studies. If physical geography is one of your choices, you should apply for the BSc version of the course (L305). Alongside your two subjects, you’ll get training in research methods from our ESRC-accredited Sheffield Methods Institute. Every student gets to work on a project with an external client such as a business or a government department. There are opportunities to go on work placement. And we offer optional modules in career management skills and entrepreneurship.