Taught course

Research Methods

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject A third or an ordinary degree will be considered with appropriate professional experience -Candidates with no formal qualifications, who can demonstrate a capability and engagement in appropriate CPD, wi

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Do you want to develop your expertise in a range of both qualitative and quantitative research and apply this to real-world issues. If so, then the PgCert in Research Methods could be the course for you. This fully online programme is designed for students who wish to develop their research skills and will equip successful students with excellent skills to carry out research of a professional standard. The choices offered in the programme enable students to examine quantitative and qualitative methods in depth and also become competent practitioners in mixed methods and action research.Research methods training is a cornerstone for success at doctoral study and successful completion of this programme will enable you to take the necessary steps towards this. You will be encouraged to think critically about the selection of appropriate approach to your research and select the most appropriate strategy for collecting and analysing data.

Information for international students

If you would like to study in a country of outstanding natural beauty, friendly communities, and cities buzzing with social life and activities, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland should be your first choice. We have campuses across the region each one with its own special characteristics from the rich cultural life of the islands to the bright city lights of Perth and Inverness. Some courses are available in one location only, for others you will have a choice; we also have courses that can be studied online from your own home country.

English Language Requirements

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page

Fees and funding

Standard fees are for students normally domiciled in Scotland/European Union/EEA(outside UK) and with a term time address in Scotland. These students usually have their fees paid by the SAAS. For Students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK other fees Standard Fee GBP 1560 Rest of UK GBP 1950. International Fee GBP 3570. For International Students There are a variety of funding opportunities available to you. You can contact our international office for advice on what funding you can apply for. UHI is offering scholarship worth around £1000 to all applicants whose home domicile is in South Asia

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500; Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year. Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April. Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company. You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan. For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
24 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

Courses are assessed through a variety of methods which may include coursework exercises, presentations, oral and written poster presentations, essays, reports, tutorials and exams.

Course contact details

Phone
0845 272 3600