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  • 12 months
    Duration
The Social Research in Education at The University of Winchester offers a programme of focused study of research methods applicable to educational settings and educational enquiry. You are equipped and encouraged to develop an in-depth understanding of research methods, research design, and the cultural and ethical contexts in which educational research takes place.

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About

The Social Research in Education at The University of Winchester helps you to develop advanced qualitative and quantitative research skills, which support you in starting or enhancing a career in research or as a senior professional able to support others in research endeavours, for example in schools.

We focus on research design, which enables you to select appropriate approaches and methods to carry out investigations. It provides you with the opportunity to develop intellectual and practical skills, along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex ideas, and creatively plan and manage an independent postgraduate research project in education. It also equips you with the necessary skills to undertake further doctoral study.

Careers

Graduates of the course are equipped to pursue careers in educational research, as research officers working for educational bodies such as local authorities, as contract researchers, or as project officers working on funded projects in higher education or research institutes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods in Social Research
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Research
  • Theory, Practice and Ethics in Social Research
  • Dissertation

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity

        You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

        Full-time
        • Full-time duration 12 months
        Part-time
        • Average part-time duration 36 months
        • Intensity Flexible
      • Credits
        180 alternative credits
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus
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      English Language Requirements

      You need the following IELTS score:

      • Minimum required score:

        6

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      Academic Requirements

      You need the following GPA score:

      Required score: Lower Second Class

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        13296 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 13300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
      • EU/EEA

        6504 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
      • EU/EEA part-time: £3,250
      • International part-time: £6,650

      Living costs for Winchester

      • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
        Living Costs

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