The course provides the in-depth skills required to understand and/or carry out research in healthcare, alongside offering an interdisciplinary learning environment embedded within the University’s Economic and Social Research Council funded Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC DTP), taught by colleagues from politics, the social sciences and health. As healthcare is a multi-disciplinary practice, exposure to learning opportunities outside healthcare both broadens and deepens the learning experience.
The emphasis throughout is on linking theoretical and methodological understandings with practical experience of research design and implementation. Students will learn a variety of methodological techniques (for example qualitative and quantitative approaches) and research techniques (such as interviewing or advanced statistical analysis), alongside developing their ability to critique evidence, which is required for making informed policy decisions and clinical recommendations.
Course aims and objectives
By the end of the course, students will:
- Be familiar with the range of methods used by researchers in the health and social sciences, and understand how some issues or practices may be viewed differently from different disciplinary perspectives
- Understand the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of these methods
- Be able to make an informed choice about which methods are appropriate for answering particular questions
- Be competent to design and carry out research using a range of different methods of data collection and analysis
- Have a clear grasp of the ethical and political issues which arise in research in health, social work or the social sciences
- Be able to frame research in relation to the theoretical and conceptual issues which arise in the subject areas in which they are working
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- Research Design, Practice and Ethics
- Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis
- Philosophy of Research - Social Science
- Foundations in Qualitative Methods
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEducational Research Health Sciences View 183 other Masters in Educational Research in United Kingdom
To apply for the MA Research Methods you should have a first or upper-second-class honours degree or equivalent and an interest in research.
International17910 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17910 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7785 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7785 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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