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About Research Skills
Masters degrees in Research Skills equip postgraduates with the advanced methodologies for identifying, collecting and analysing information and material in a way that is useful to other individuals and organisations. This can involve practical training designed to support (or prepare for) a postgraduate research degree, or more general techniques used in other fields such as public relations, politics and social policy.
Taught MA and MSc degrees are typical for this field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree, though work experience may be accepted in some cases.
Offered with a highly flexible, interdisciplinary approach, these courses allow you to learn (and undertake) research methodologies appropriate to your field of interest. You can gain competency in a range of techniques and strategies for collecting and analysing data, including mixed methods and action research.
Many courses are offered via distance learning, which are ideal for those wishing to work while they study. If you do not want to undertake a full Masters, then shorter taught courses such as Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas are also available.
As well as being an ideal stepping-stone towards PhD study, these Masters can provide you with techniques which can benefit professional roles such as lab researchers, investigative journalists, forensic scientists and more. You may also apply these methods to roles in teaching or management.
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Our MSc Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies) programme will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that shape the social sciences, and equip you with the specialised research tools and skills that useful in business and management. Read more
Develop your skills in research design. Complete intensive training in social research methods and approaches. Learn to present aspects of research in a range of engaging ways. Read more
Social research methods are a means of providing evidence to examine ideas about society - they are a way of 'knowing'. This course seeks to introduce you to a portfolio of research skills that will help you not only to become a competent researcher but also to expand your employment horizons. Read more
The School of Education provides wide and varied opportunities for students to undertake research. More than 82% of its research was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) or ‘world leading’ (4*) in the . Read more
Develop the skills and knowledge to produce meaningful social research with this challenging programme. Core modules will teach you how to turn social research issues and questions into workable research designs, as well as handling quantitative and qualitative data and issues such as ethics and funding applications. Read more
Our research transforms the lives of patients and practitioners. We influence national health policy and solve global challenges in patient care. Read more
Our Social Science Research (Sport and Exercise Science) programme provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that shape the social sciences. Read more
The MRes Social Science Research Methods is designed to provide a thorough grounding in a range of qualitative and quantitative research skills and methodologies essential to the systematic research practice demanded in many professional environments, or to pave the way to further postgraduate study. . Read more
At Swansea University Medical School, you will join a stimulating, innovative and award-winning environment and benefit from quality research-led teaching and supervision.
At the School of Education, our faculty, staff, and students are scholars and social justice advocates engaged within the diverse San Francisco Bay Area and beyond
The College has established and recognised links with the NHS, Social Services, and private sector companies. These links ensure that all our teaching is up-to-the-minute and responsive to employer demand.
In the face of escalating global healthcare issues, the University of Glasgow offer a range of postgraduate programmes, delivered 100% online: