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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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To keep pace with technology, personalised care and ever-shifting policies and budgets, today’s health professionals are on a journey of lifelong learning. Read more
The programme is designed to produce graduates with rigorous research and analytical skills, who are well equipped to progress onto being high-level researchers in their chosen field of study. 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
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
If you want to pursue a career in research or academia, our innovative MSc Psychological Research Methods course will be a great first step to enable you to go onto PhD research and beyond. Read more
Our MClin Res Clinical Research course is aimed at health professionals and others working in a health setting who want to develop careers in clinical research, clinical and academic practice, or academic research with a strong clinical practice component. 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
Do you want the knowledge and research expertise to be at the forefront of Health Services Research in your field? The MSc in Applied Health Research aims to provide a robust programme that enables students with an interest in developing a specific knowledge base and skill set to develop their capability to complete health sciences research. Read more
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