This course will equip you with the methodological skills to carry out applied research in these subject areas at doctoral level, which can be useful in any setting both in the UK and in other countries. It incorporates a wide range of specialised teaching and enables you to develop your understanding of the theoretical and practical dimensions of research practice. It is suitable for graduates, international students, and professionals looking to develop a research interest. •You are able to explore both traditional and longstanding research methods, plus innovative approaches to social research. •You will develop technical skills as well as a philosophical understanding of key schloarly debates •The course enables you to apply methodological constructs directly to your work-based interest •The course has an excellent reputation, confirmation of its quality and value The course provides evidence of grounding in research methods training which can support applications for PhD study. It offers rigorous multidisciplinary training in traditional and innovative research methods and enables you to develop an advanced critical appreciation of key methodological debates. There are three pathways: applied health studies, criminology and criminal justice, and social work.
Core modules: •Research Designs in Health (30 credits) develops a critical understanding of socio-political aspects of research, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different research designs and to plan a research project •Research Dilemmas and Strategies (30 credits) is designed to develop advanced and specialist knowledge in the fields of research strategies and philosophical assumptions underlying research decisions •Making Sense of Quantitative and Qualitative Data (30 credits) develops advanced and specialist knowledge in the fields of both quantitative and qualitative methods •Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis (15 credits) is designed to give a thorough appreciation of handling complex data sets,analysing quantitative data and presenting numerical data graphically in an accessible fashion •Research Dissertation (45 credits) involves a requirement to present two bound copies of a formally presented dissertation of no more than 15,000 words
Pathway modules: •Health Policy and Strategy (30 credits) examines the broad UK health policy context within which professionals, patients and public engage. Allows you to explore the relationship of health to wider social policies •Research in Social Work (30 credits) begins with taught components aimed at familiarising you with current debates and issues in social work •Philosophy of Psychological Science (30 credits) develops advanced and specialist knowledge concerning the origins of contemporary psychology in philosophy, biology, physiology, anthropology and other contributory disciplines •Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice (30 credits) focuses on a range of criminological approaches, research methods and theory. It will consider the ethical implications of undertaking research with offenders, victims and criminal justice personnel For the Master’s in Research you will complete a dissertation of 15,000 words and achieve a total of 180 credits. A Postgraduate Diploma may be awarded on completion of 120 credits; a Postgraduate Certificate on completion of 60 credits.
•A good 2:1 honours degree or above in a relevant subject •A good 2:2 honours degree or above plus relevant professional experience •A portfolio of professional qualifications and/or academic qualifications of equivalent standing to an honours degree •An appropriate Postgraduate Diploma at a good standard In English is not your first language then an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. Free English language tuition delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning is available both before and during the course.
Recipient: De Montfort University
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