University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Action Research

This course offers an approach to changing practice as part of a cycle of change. In addition to enacting the action research approach you will draw on published work to inform your understanding of the problem and possible solutions. During the course you will: consider the basis for change in educational settings; develop an understanding of the wider research context of action research; clarify your professional challenge and developing research questions; identify actions that you or your colleagues can make to address the challenge; learn how to collect evidence, which will help you evaluate the actions; learn how to disseminate your findings and review next steps. Our award-winning library has facilities for distance learning students. You will have full access to our other support services and will be assigned a personal tutor. Our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, offers a wide range of study support material, and you will have the opportunity to join an interactive web-based community of fellow students around the world.

Entry requirements

UK degree, 2.2 or above or equivalent. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required if English is not your first language.

Course modules

Part 1: developing foundations for action research. Part 2: action research project.
Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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Social Science Distance Learning Team
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