University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Research Methods (Social Policy)

This course equips students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to carry out in-depth research in social policy using a variety of methodological approaches and research techniques. It is of particular interest to those preparing for doctoral studies. The emphasis throughout is on linking theoretical and methodological understandings with practical experience of research design and implementation. A dissertation forms an important part of the course.

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

Modules include: research design, practice and ethics; philosophy of social sciences; qualitative and quantitative methods; specialist modules in social policy.

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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