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Researching Social Care PGCert

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Caring Skills Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This part-time online course will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills you need to undertake research in social work, social care and social policy.

This programme is only available as an online distance learning course, which provides high quality learning and teaching combined with flexible study.

We’ve designed this course so that it’s entirely delivered online through interactive teaching and learning. You’ll develop the skills you need to become a competent independent researcher whose work will lead to advancements in policy and practice.

It will enable you to meet the standards set out in Vitae’s internationally recognised Research Development Framework, which outlines the skills you need to undertake research to a professional standard while complying with the requirements of UK social research governing bodies.

We’ll provide you with a overview of the key issues and debates associated with the production, application and evaluation of research in social care practice. You’ll develop critical thinking skills and the ability to apply them in complex situations.

Future careers

By the end of this course you’ll have developed the skills, knowledge and techniques you need to undertake research projects within a social care environment.

You’ll be capable of producing independent research to a professional standard which contributes to advancements in policy and practice across the fields of social work, social care and social policy.

Modules

The module aims to further develop your existing skills in social research with a focus on qualitative research techniques. Additionally, you will use the Researcher Development Framework to review your existing personal, professional and research skills and develop an online portfolio that will support you in building a career in social research whether in the world of academia or in the world of business and industry.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Full-time fee is £10,906. It is a guide for part-time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Non Lab-Based: £13,500; Lab-Based: £14,500. It is a guide for part-time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject. Prior experience of being involved in a research project and or a written commitment to have the capacity to undertake one.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more