Taught course

Research Methods (Education)

Institution
Durham University · School of Education
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course delivers high-quality research methods education, including training in the use of software packages for the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and detailed discussion of research designs and their relationships to research questions, research epistemology and the philosophy of social science in general.

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 Department of 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)

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,700.00 per year
International students
£21,360.00 per year

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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