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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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