The course is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as providing suitable training for this purpose, and the course is one of the named routes on the MA in Research Methods. It is a Social Sciences faculty degree that involves other departments within the University.
This Research Methods (Education) MA course offered by Durham University delivers high-quality research methods for learning in education. The focus is on understanding research designs for conducting and evaluating rigorous research. The course includes training in the use of research tools for analysing and interpreting research data with detailed discussion on formulating research questions, innovative research designs, and developing theoretical understanding of concepts in social science research.
The course is conducted at a cross-faculty level and modules are taught within the School of Education, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Psychology, the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA), and the Department of Anthropology. This provides you with the opportunity to come into contact not only with researchers from different disciplines but also with other students studying research methods in different disciplines across the Social Sciences.
Examples of optional modules:
- Statistical Exploration and Reasoning
- Qualitative Methods in Social Science
- Fieldwork and Interpretation
- Quantitative Methods in Social Science
- Applied Statistics
- Systematic Review
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesApplied Mathematics Educational Research View 293 other Masters in Educational Research in United Kingdom
Subject requirements, level and grade
- An honours degree at 2:1 (or equivalent). Significant relevant experience will also be considered.
International21360 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21360 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8700 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part Time Fees
- Home/Island Student: £4,800.00 per year
- International non-EU/EU Student: £11,800.00 per year
Living costs for Durham
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