UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Social Science Research Methods

This Postgraduate Diploma intensive fast-track programme for those requiring training in research methods is a direct entry route to either a three-year PhD or the second year of the EdD programme. It is aimed at professionals who have an interest in developing research skills in any of the disciplinary areas covered by the Bloomsbury DTC.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: developing research questions; methods of investigation; designing a research study; developing a research proposal. Options: students are encouraged to take two non credit-bearing modules from the centre for doctoral education research training programme. recommended options are: quantitative data analysis i; a qualitative data analysis programme at an appropriate level, where applicable.

Assessment methods

The programme is delved through a combination of face-to-face seminars and online discussion forums. Students also learn about the practicalities of social science research through participation in a research project. Assessment is through the equivalent of a 5,000-word assignment for each module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Mixed mode - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Mixed mode - 2 years

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