Social Science Research Methods (Social Work)
This pathway is suitable for 2 groups of people: Those people, especially social work practitioners, who want to develop their understanding of and skills in social work research; those planning to undertake a PhD on a social work topic. Students will be expected to join 1 or more of the research groups in the School according to their research interests (childhood; crime and justice; health and society; risk, interaction and organisation; and sexualities and gender). This provides the opportunity to make connections with academics and other post graduate research students. Students will also be invited to attend the social work guest lecture series and occasional social work seminars and conferences offered by the School.
A good 1st degree or a recognised equivalent qualification. Non graduates will be considered if they can demonstrate, through some recent and relevant professional experience, that they have the ability to undertake the course. This course is suitable for graduates in social science and cognate disciplines including sociology, politics, critical psychology, education, social policy and social work, criminology, management and business studies, history, area studies, geography, pedagogy, public administration, industrial and employee relations, and law.
Modules include: Social work; foundations in social research; qualitative research methods; quantitative research methods; research applications; core competencies for postgraduate social scientists.
assessment methods include a dissertation of 20000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 5,730 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,730 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 2,865 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 6,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 2,865 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 6,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cathays Park Campus||Cardiff||CF10 3AT||Wales|
SSRM Programme Director
029 2087 0284