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 programme 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. It can provide opportunities to gain 'hands on' experience and contribute to current research projects, working, for example, with the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM).

The programme 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 programme is recognised by the ESRC for 1+3 funding.

The programme is a Faculty-wide 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 with other students studying research methods in different disciplines across the Social Sciences.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £7,400
International students
Full time: EU £7,400 Non EU £16,500

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Education
Email
ed.pgtstudents@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0) 191 334 8316