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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Social Research

Course type


Course Summary

The MRes, which meets ESRC guidelines, combines broadly-based and subject specific training in research methodologies and transferable research skills. Designed for those seeking to enhance their research knowledge and skills, it is delivered by experienced researchers from across the University.

This format enables cross-disciplinary discussions of research issues and skills whilst encouraging immersion in the University research culture and community. Applied research skills are enhanced through the interactive delivery of the syllabus and access to further research methods training and workshops.

The MRes is designed for those seeking to progress to doctoral level research and also professionals seeking to enhance their research skills and expertise. Graduates can access research and policy work within academia, the public, private and third sectors. A truly flexible programme - you can complete the course in one year through full-time study or over two years of part-time study enabling you to combine work and study.

This course offers opportunities both for those wishing to move onto postgraduate research and also into professional research and policy work outside academia. Innovative learning and teaching that focuses on development and enhancement of research and employability skills necessary for the real world and graduate employability. The focus on applied research skills can enhance employability skills for careers within the public, private and third sectors including research and policy work.

Different course options

Full time | Glasgow Caledonian University | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
Research Design and Project Management
Quantitative Data Analysis
Nature of Research Enquiry
Independent and Negotiated Study
Masters Research Project
Applied Skills in Qualitative Research Methods
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Critical Review of Research

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a bachelor degree with 2.2 Hons or above in any subject. If students do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, they may be eligible to enter this course.