University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Research Methods

This programme enables students to develop their research skills and equip successful students with excellent skills to carry out research of a professional standard. The course examines quantitative and qualitative methods in depth and allows students to become competent practitioners in action research as well as in these methods. Students are encouraged to think critically about the selection of appropriate research and select the most appropriate strategy for collecting and analysing data.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject. A 3rd or an ordinary degree will be considered with appropriate professional experience. Candidates with no formal qualifications, who can demonstrate a capability and engagement in appropriate CPD, will be considered under the University's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedures, and may need to complete an appropriate bridging module before undertaking the PgCert.

Course modules

PgCert: core module: research methods and techniques. Applicants choose 2 of the following option modules: qualitative inquiry; quantitative research and data analysis; action research.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
PgCert On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
PgCert On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert On-line study January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
PgCert On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years

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