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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Social Sciences Human Biology Science

Course type


Course Summary



If your undergraduate degree has left you with a passion for independent research, and an interest in a particular topic in one of the following three areas of Human Sciences: Sport, Physical Activity & Health; Psychology; Counselling and Psychotherapy; Health & Social Care, this degree will allow you to advance both your subject knowledge and your research skills. Based around an individually devised and researched dissertation on the subject of your interest, it is designed to develop your understanding of high quality research within the Human Sciences and will give you the opportunity to research into a subject that you want to explore.

This course is delivered through a blended learning approach. This includes weekly lectures and material provided via our online Virtual Learning Environment (moodle) supplemented by four half-day input sessions per module.

Different course options

Full time | Newman University | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will provide students with a critical appreciation and understanding of the research methodologies used within human science disciplines. The module is designed to provide broad perspectives on qualitative and quantitative research processes initially but then specialism in either qualitative or quantitative methods appropriate for their research interests. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop a critical stance with respect to research design, analysis, evaluation, as well as research ethics issues. Also, students will be provided with the opportunity to analyse and interpret data sets using appropriate qualitative and quantitative research techniques. They will develop knowledge and understanding of devising a research proposal and effective use of a range of online databases pertinent to the human sciences.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


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

Applicants require an undergraduate degree in a related discipline with a 2:1. Applicants with a good 2:2 combined with exceptional research or additional experience may be considered. Applicants may additionally be required to attend interview or to submit a piece of written work as part of the application process.