University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Applied Education and Social Research

This programme aims to enable students to evaluate, design, conduct, analyse and justify educational and social research, in terms of underlying conceptions of the person, social relations, education and research practice; first-order principles which define valid research problems and knowledge; political and social assumptions about the purpose of research and its relationship to constituencies of practice and policy; research strategies implied by different philosophical assumptions; techniques for engaging in knowledge-gathering from different social and educational settings and sources; techniques for analysing data of all types; methods of disseminating research outcomes and emergent issues; use of research for educational and social ends.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Education research and enquiry; design strategies in educational and social research; data collection in educational and social research; data analysis in education and social research. Optional modules: Further quantitative research design and analysis; further qualitive research design and analysis.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through written coursework that draws on academic study and reflection on practical experiences in educational and social research. You'll receive individual support to write a dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words ?on a negotiated topic of interest.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2017 GBP 2,500 per (Year 1) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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