Durham University

Durham University

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).

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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),
Categorical Data Analysis with SPSS and R (15 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by dissertation.

Sponsorship information

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 9,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Education
Telephone number: 
0191 334 8406