Social Research Methods (Social Work)
This programme provides an introduction to the principles and values of social work and an understanding of the organisation and delivery of social welfare and related services in the UK. It also provides a grounding in the social research methods necessary to conduct applied types of research that are a fundamental part of social work practice and evaluation.
Normally an Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent. However, applications from candidates with a 2.2 (or below) who have approved professional qualifications, for example in Social Work, together with experience, will be actively considered for admission.
Core modules include: Perspectives on social research; statistical exploration and reasoning; research design and process; qualitative research methods in social science; quantitative research methods in social science; contemporary social work; policy related and evaluation research; dissertation. Optional modules include: Philosophy of social research; categorical data analysis with SPSS and R.
Case study analysis, poster presentation and participatory evaluation and 15,000 word dissertation based on a supervised research project.
US Funding is available via the North East Doctoral Training Centre as part of funding arrangements for 1+3 studentships (masters + PhD).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,100 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,100 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||Durham||DH1 3LG||North East|
School of Applied Social Sciences
0191 334 1505