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Social Science Research Methods (Psychology) (Taught)

Cardiff University
Program overview
1-2 Years
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
17,450 GBP
English
Start dates
Cardiff
17,450 GBP
28 September 2020

Cardiff
17,450 GBP
27 September 2021

Program description

Social Science Research Methods (Psychology) (Taught)

The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Social Science Research Methods (Psychology) aims to provide advanced training in research methods across the social sciences and particularly Psychology.

You will be offered a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of how to construct effective research studies, of the variety of data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing social scientific data. You will also be introduced to the political and ethical frameworks within which social science research is conducted, and to some of the ways in which the results of social science research are disseminated.

This course is available in full-time/part-time basis with 1-2 years duration, leading to the award of postgraduate diploma. It draws on the internationally recognised research conducted in the School of Psychology.

The course provides extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, the application of social research expertise for occupational career development, and the pursuit of substantive areas of interest at Master’s level.

The philosophical foundations of research training that are reflected on this course are broad based in that you will be expected to not only acquire an understanding of the basic theoretical and methodological applications within your individual domain of research, but to attain a depth and breadth of knowledge that facilitates future publication and dissemination of your own research findings and an ability to interpret and critically evaluate research findings derived across disciplinary boundaries.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

Admission requirements

2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree in Psychology or Social Sciences. Alternatively, you may be considered for admission if you are able to demonstrate that you have held, for a minimum period of two years, a position of responsibility relevant to the program, or, in exceptional circumstances, be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the program.

Where English is not your first language, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6:5 overall,(to include 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in all other sub-scores) or an equivalent English qualification.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Tuition fees

Full-Time Tuition fee

  • UK and EU students: £7,700
  • Students from outside the EU: £17,450

Part-Time Tuition fee

  • UK and EU students: £3,850
  • Students from outside the EU: £8,725

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

By fully engaging with this course, you should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate existing knowledge, scholarship and research, and appreciate competing claims and theoretical perspectives.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills and show originality in your thinking by tackling both familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • As appropriate, evaluate, synthesise and interpret data, and be able to collect, evaluate, synthesise and interpret data in the form of a project or dissertation.
  • Demonstrate high-level academic and personal skills applicable to your own research or scholarship, such as writing, oral presentations, problem solving and group work, and the use and application of information technologies in, for example, literature searches, research methods, and data analysis and presentation.

Career opportunities

The course aims to provide knowledge and expertise suitable for careers in research and development, business, market studies, public agencies at international, national and local levels, education, teaching and other public services work, and voluntary organisations.

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