Research MethodsNorthampton Square
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Rank: 57 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: Northampton Square
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £13800
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City, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This programme is for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills as a professional researcher in academia, private or public sectors. It is suitable for those seeking to undertake foundational training for doctoral level research, as well as those planning to work in an environment where they might need to commission, undertake, or otherwise critically engage with empirical social research.Students will typically have a first degree in an arts or social sciences subject. Some students come to us with prior experience of conducting empirical research, or using it, while some are new to the field the programme thrives on the diversity of experiences and interests of its students.The aim of the course is to boost your understanding, appreciation and practice of qualitative and quantitative research methods. It is taught by academics in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, so whatever your academic or professional background, you will achieve a broad perspective on the production and consumption of empirical research across a range of disciplines. At the same time, you will be able to pursue your own subject specialism through elective module choices and by conducting your own original research for your dissertation.In the course we aim to equip you with an overview of key issues in research design and philosophical foundations of social research. We offer several modules in applied quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. These equip you with a set of practical skills to enable you to conduct and critically read research using these methods, and provide a firm foundation from which you can pursue further specialist training.
Applicants should have a first or upper second class honours degree in a social science discipline, but other relevant subjects will be considered. Applications are also welcome from those with experience of working in a relevant area. An equivalent qualification from an overseas institution will be considered. Students are required to have a grade C or above in Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent. All students are expected to be computer literate
IELTS: 5.5 (Writing 5.0)
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About this university
Students travel from over 160 countries to study at the university, giving it a lively cosmopolitan student body. Students can download an International Student Guide to help them start on their journey to City University as well as finding out country specific information on the website. There is also the International Student Advice Team available for help and guidance. This ranges from issues such as immigration and visas to financial guidance and accommodation help. They are based within the Northampton Square campus, are available by email, and phone as well. The City University Students Union is at the heart of outside the classroom activities. It operates four media outlets run by students including a radio station and website. A newspaper, The Square, is run by BA Journalism students and has received international media coverage on some of its articles. There are also a wide range of societies and organisations to get involved with ranging from cultural and religious groups to interests and hobbies. Sports clubs and activities are operated by the City University London Sports Association (CULSA). They are based in Sebastian Street, just off Northampton Square and organise the running of the clubs as well as organising events and working to improve sports within the university.