Research Methods (Education)
This programme delivers 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).
A good Honours degree at 2.1 (or international equivalent). Significant relevant experience is also considered. English language requirements include an IELTS score of at least 7.0 (with no element under 6.0) or equivalent.
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 (45 credits); either: qualitative research methods in social science (15 credits); or fieldwork and interpretation (15 credits); either: statistical exploration and reasoning (15 credits); and; quantitative research methods in social science (15 credits); or; applied statistics (30 credits); optional modules; 15 credits from; philosophy of social research (15 credits); computer based applications in social research (15 credits).
The programme is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for 1+3 funding, and eligible candidates can apply for funding for this and subsequent PhD study through the ESRC's 1+3 route.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,600 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||Durham||DH1 3LG||North East|
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