Upper second class Honours degree or equivalent normally required; other qualifications and background may be considered. Students for whom English is a second language will need English language proficiency of at least 6.5 IELTS test scores (or equivalent).
Months of entry
The programme offers routes in: Criminology; Education; Gerontology; Health Policy; Management; Social Work; and Sociology. The programme is designed to provide training in a range of research skills and methodologies essential to systematic research practice demanded in many professional environments or to pave the way to further postgraduate study. The programme requires satisfactory completion of 180 credits, comprised of modules up to 120 credits, plus a 60 credit, 15-20,000 word dissertation. There are a broad range of assessment methods to evaluate your analytical abilities and your critical engagement with relevant debates, approaches, theories, scholarship, and evidence. These include: portfolios, essays, research proposals, reviews, reports, exams, learning plans, pilot studies and the dissertation. Written assignments for taught modules vary in length from 1,500 word reports to 5,000 word personal development portfolios.
Information for international students
Information can be found at: http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/bursariesscholarships/internationalfunding/postgraduate/
Fees and funding
Refer to University Postgraduate Office website
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||10|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||55|
|Dissertation||35 (18000 words)|
Course contact details
- Christine Pointon
- +44(0)1782 733980
- +44(0)1782 33957