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- Comprehension of the principles of research design and strategy, including an understanding of how to formulate research questions for empirical investigation
- Appreciation of alternative approaches to research
- Understanding of a broad range of research methods (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) and the use of appropriate software for their application
- Advanced research skills and techniques relevant to your field of study
- Research management techniques, including data management, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics
- Understanding of the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design, and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques
- Solid grounding in the basics of probability and a critical understanding of the scientific method and the nature of reflexivity
- Application of good ethical practice across the entire research process
Social Science Research (Socio-Legal Studies)University Park Campus
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Location: University Park Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2019/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways. You will develop the following skills, and the ability to apply them to practical research contexts:
2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject in the arts, humanities, or social sciences; IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Nottingham.
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The International Office is the main place for international students to visit when they arrive at the university. It is staffed by a dedicated team of advisors that are there to help with the many issues that can arise from living and studying in a different country. They can help with matters such as immigration and visas, financial advice and family concerns. They are also on hand for matters such as employment and academic difficulties. They organise regular events and even trips to allow students from outside the UK to make the most of their time in the country and to see all that the UK has to offer. There is even help and advice for after studies have finished and students are looking for work. The Students Union are responsible for the organisation of some 190 student clubs and societies along with some 75 sports clubs. There is a student run newspaper as well as a professional sound and lighting company for events in the area. It holds a regular RAG organisation, the largest outside the US, which raises over Â£1 million each year for good causes. There is a Student Volunteer Centre and an international volunteering project as well as working in the larger community.