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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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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 Social Research in Education at Winchester offers a programme of focused study of research methods applicable to educational settings and educational enquiry. 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 Masters by Research provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and research skills that are essential foundations for further research and an academic career, while also being advantageous in relation to a range of other career pathways. 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
During the year-long course, you will be a student at the Sheffield Methods Institute within the Faculty of Social Science. The SMI is home to leading experts in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and hosts a purpose-built data lab for training in cutting-edge data analysis software. 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
Our research transforms the lives of patients and practitioners. We influence national health policy and solve global challenges in patient care. Read more
CIFE offers seven international and interdisciplinary Master programmes on European studies, international relations, energy transition, economic governance and climate diplomacy. It also offers an Executive Master in EU Studies taught online and a large summer university programme in various European countries.
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