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Full time | University of Bath | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

02-OCT-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Develop in-depth knowledge and skills of research methods. Prepare yourself for an academic or professional career with a focus on social science research.

The Master of Research is a faculty-wide, cross-disciplinary research training course with an education strand. It provides high-quality training to potential doctoral students as well as a stand-alone qualification for social science researchers.

Depending on your research interests you will be placed in a research group within the Department of Education, which will have seminar and reading group activities that you can join.

You will also spend a short period of time shadowing an experienced researcher.

The course aims to:

  • teach you to systematically review alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in social and educational enquiry
  • enable you to critically evaluate the application of these approaches in the specific areas of social and educational enquiry in which you specialise
  • support you within an active research community, in identifying and investigating your own original research questions
  • equip you with the skills to contribute to research projects using any of the main methodologies of the social sciences

South West Doctoral Training Partnership

This MRes is recognised by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right or if you hold an SWDTP studentship you can take the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway.

If you wish to be considered for a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, then you must apply for your preferred PhD route and not the stand alone MRes. You should follow our how to apply and funding guidelines.

For those holding a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.

Modules

This is an intermediate/advanced course on statistical analysis for postgraduate students following on from Quantitative Methods 1. The aim of the course is to provide students with a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of statistical analysis alongside a detailed knowledge of particular statistical techniques. By the end, the unit will equip students with the skills to contribute to research projects.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,700

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

21,400

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this course you may have an undergraduate degree in any subject. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, ranking top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2023. The university is known for excellence in teaching and research, a welcoming community, and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of students from all over the world. There are more than 145 countries represented in...more

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