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Social Science Research PgDip

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Social Research Social Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme provides practical, career-orientated training in research design, data collection and data analysis skills relating to both qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry. Students have the opportunity to specialise in particular methodologies and to learn more about the application of these methodologies to illuminate important issues and debates in contemporary society. Research skills are highly transferable and marketable, and needed across a range of sectors – academic, government, charities and business. Graduates can use their qualification to develop a career in any aspect of social research. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Different course options

Full time | Queen's University Belfast | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This is Semester one module. The purpose of this module is to illuminate the theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research. The module will discuss the impact of various theories on the nature and conduct of qualitative research particularly around questions of epistemology and ontology. The role of different types of interviewing in qualitative research will be utilised in order to explore the relationship between theory and methods.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,933

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,933

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in one of the Social Sciences and/or appropriate social science research experience. A supporting reference may be required.