Taught course

Research Methods (Education)

Institution
Durham University · School of Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good honours degree at 2:1 (or international equivalent). Significant relevant experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course delivers high-quality research methods training, including practical experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software packages and detailed analysis related to research epistemology and the philosophy of social science.

The course is suited to those hoping to later pursue a research degree (usually PhD) but who do not meet the research methods training entry requirements, as well as those who wish to apply for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentship, as the course is recognised by the ESRC for 1+3 funding.

The course is a cross-faculty course and modules are taught within the School of Education, the School of Applied Social Sciences (Sociology) and the Department of Psychology. This provides you with the opportunity to come into contact not only with researchers from different disciplines but also with other students studying research methods in different disciplines across the Social Sciences.

Core Modules:
  • Research Design and Process (15 credits)
  • Perspectives on Social Research (15 credits)
  • Experiments in Education (15 credits)
  • Research Methods in Education (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Either:

  • Qualitative Research Methods in Social Science (15 credits)

Or:

  • Fieldwork and Interpretation (15 credits)

Either:

  • Statistical Exploration and Reasoning (15 credits)

And:

  • Quantitative Research Methods in Social Science (15 credits)

Or:

  • Applied Statistics (30 credits).

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
7750
International students
19000

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
study@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0) 191 334 1000