Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Courses

X1K107 Research Methods (Education) MA Postgraduate Taught 2016

Essentials

UCAS code X1K107
Degree MA
Mode of study Part Time + Full Time
Duration 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time)
Start Date 06-10-2016
Location Durham City
Department(s) Website
www.durham.ac.ukeducation
Email
ed.admissions@durham.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)191 334 8316

Course Content

Description

This programme delivers high-quality research methods training, including practical experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software packages and detailed analysis related to research epistemology and the philosophy of social science. It can provide opportunities to gain 'hands on' experience and contribute to current research projects, working, for example, with the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM).

The programme is suited to those hoping to later pursue a research degree (usually PhD) but who do not meet the research methods training entry requirements, as well as those who wish to apply for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentship, as the programme is recognised by the ESRC for 1+3 funding.

The programme is a Faculty-wide course and modules are taught within the School of Education, the School of Applied Social Sciences (Sociology) and the Department of Psychology. This provides our students the opportunity to come into contact with students studying research methods in different disciplines across the Social Sciences.

Core Modules

  • Research Design and Process (15 credits)
  • Perspectives on Social Research (15 credits)
  • Experiments in Education (15 credits)
  • Research Methods in Education (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (45 credits)

Either:

  • Qualitative Research Methods in Social Science (15 credits)

Or:

  • Fieldwork and Interpretation (15 credits)

Either:

  • Statistical Exploration and Reasoning (15 credits)

And:

  • Quantitative Research Methods in Social Science (15 credits)

Or:

  • Applied Statistics (30 credits)

Optional Modules

15 credits from:

  • Philosophy of Social Research (15 credits)
  • Computer Based Applications in Social Research (15 credits).

Admissions Process

Subjects required, level and grade

A good honours degree at 2:1 (or international equivalent). Significant relevant experience will also be considered.

English Language requirements

IELTS score of at least 7.0 (with no element under 6.5) or equivalent.

Requirements and Admissions

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply

The University accepts the following alternative English language tests and scores.

Fees and Funding

Fees shown are for one year. Total fee will depend on the length of your programme. All fees are subject to annual increases. For more information please visit the Tuition Fees page www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance/tuition

Fees have not been set for this academic year.

Scholarships and funding

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance

Career Opportunities

Education, School of

Open days and visits

Campus tours

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Overseas Visit Schedule

www.durham.ac.uk/international/office/meetus

Postgraduate Visits

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit/

Department Information

Education, School of

Overview
Website
www.durham.ac.ukeducation

Teaching Staff

Dr Jens F. Beckmann

NB: Information contained on the website or in the literature with respect to the fee is correct at the time of publication but the University reserves the right to change the course information or fee at a later date.