UCL Module Catalogue


Researching Politics and Society (SESS0034)

Key information

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Teaching department
School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Credit value
Compulsory module for Year 2 Students on BA Politics and Sociology programmes. Suggested dissertation preparation module for second year BA History Politics and Economics students planning to do Politics dissertation.
Link to online timetable

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


The module seeks to provide a solid grounding in social science research methods, to develop skills in critiquing research methods used by other scholars, and to help students design a research project and write a final-year dissertation. Following a session on the building blocks of research, students will be introduced to a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, with opportunities to discuss their respective merits and to practise different skills (e.g. interviewing, conducting focus groups).

Module deliveries for 2024/25 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 5)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
In person
Methods of assessment
100% Coursework
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
Module leader
Dr Michal Murawski
Who to contact for more information

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 8th April 2024.