University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Research Methods (Science and Technology Studies)

The course equips students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to carry out independent research in social science based studies of genetics, biorisks and society, using a variety of methodological approaches and research techniques. It is suitable for graduates preparing for doctoral studies, who are now required to have an in-depth training in research methods before undertaking their PhD.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in any subject area; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Core modules include: research design; practice and ethics; philosophy of social sciences; qualitative and quantitative methods; specialist modules include: energy, technology and society; society and introduction to science in society.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: critical analysis through essay; report writing; group work; oral presentations; project development and completion; dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,140 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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