A good honours degree at 2:1 (or international equivalent). Significant relevant experience will also be considered. English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.
Months of entry
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 anEconomic 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.
- Research Design and Process (15 credits)
- Perspectives on Social Research (15 credits)
- Experiments in Education (15 credits)
- Research Methods in Education (30 credits)
- Dissertation (45 credits)
- Qualitative Research Methods in Social Science (15 credits)
- Fieldwork and Interpretation (15 credits)
- Statistical Exploration and Reasoning (15 credits)
- Quantitative Research Methods in Social Science (15 credits)
Applied Statistics (30 credits).
15 credits from:
- Philosophy of Social Research (15 credits)
- Categorical Data Analysis with SPSS and R (15 credits).
Information for international students
English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and funding
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Course contact details
- School of Education
- (0) 191 334 8316