University of Birmingham
This programme allows students to gain added value from taught subject-based modules as well as undertaking original research. The taught modules allow students to broaden, as well as deepen, their subject knowledge at the same time as undertaking their own research and developing a set of transferable professional skills. The programme will facilitate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge by the research student, demonstrated through the thesis.
A good related degree is required.
Modules include: Introduction to social science research; research design; social research methods 1; social research methods 2. from multiple linear to logistic regression; narrative research; analyzing hierarchical and panel data; visual research methods; ethnography and language in the social sciences; documentary research in education, history and the social science; researching disability; approaches to research on discourse; policy evaluation; advanced qualitative data analysis (using nvivo); secondary data analysis in social research; q methodology � a systematic approach for interpretive research design; activity theory and its research applications; role of thinking.
Assessment methods include group work, assignments and a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD with Integrated Study||Full-time||£ 4,090 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|PhD with Integrated Study||Full-time||£ 14,550 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
0121 414 5488